Tours en l'air organizes ballet-themed escorted holidays to see the best companies perform great ballets in beautiful places. You can join a trip from anywhere. A highly knowledgeable balletomane who has enjoyed 100s of performances in over 20 cities around the world,I speak English, French, and German, and am a Travel Industry Council of Ontario certified Travel Counsellor. I also teach ballet appreciation courses. Twitter: @thewordlady Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katherine.barber.37
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Monday, March 16, 2015

Ballet Newsletter March

Katherine Barber
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
BALLET MAKES LIFE BETTER
GET MORE BALLET OUT OF LIFE WITH TOURS EN L'AIR

9 March 2015
Dear Balletomane,
In this newsletter:
  1. Rollicking Story of the English Language Course
  2. Videos

Bear in mind that this is a great Ballet Bargain. You get to see one of the world's top companies in many different ballets without paying Manhattan prices. Always Tours en l'air's most affordable ballet trip!
New York City Ballet
in
Saratoga Springs, NY
10-12 July 2015
3 days, 2 nights
3 ballet performances
Works by Balanchine, Wheeldon, Ratmansky, Peck, and Robbins
BALLET BUCKET LIST*
New York City Ballet performing Balanchine and Robbins
The unique experience of seeing ballet in the outdoor setting of Saratoga Springs,
in a theatre designed to George Balanchine's own specifications
For more info, click here.

**Please let me know (email toursenlair@gmail.com) NOW if you are interested in this trip
AND
** if so, whether you would be able to commit to it by May 11 this year.
Even if you can't commit by May 11 but are still interested, please let me know that. 
 
Saturday 2 April - Wednesday 13 April

Paris and Amsterdam

Paris Opera Ballet
Seven Sonatas (Ratmansky), Duo Concertant (Balanchine), Other Dances (Robbins), In Creases (Peck)Romeo and Juliet (Nureyev)Dutch National Ballet Apollo, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Tarantella, Theme and Variations (all Balanchine)Metaforen, Two, Two, Gold Variations, Adagio Hammerklavier (all van Manen)
The itinerary would be very similar to the Paris Amsterdam trip we did in 2014, click here. Price will be different because of one extra ballet performance, one day longer trip, possible increases in trip components, and changes in the exchange rate (although if you are American this is in your favour), but this will give you a ballpark idea.

One of Canada's greatest ballerinas, renowned for her sublime artistry, Evelyn Hart is launching a summer intensive program July 6 to August 1, Mon-Fri: 10 - 6 pm Sat: 10 - 1 pm. An incredible opportunity for any teenagers who are serious about ballet. For info, visit her website, http://www.evelynhart.ca/curriculum.html

 Thursday 19 March at 730 pm Russian time, there will be a live ballet stream from the Mariinsky in St. Petersburg over the following link: http://mariinsky.tv/n/e
St Petersburg is 7 hours ahead of Eastern Time at the moment, so this will start at 1230 pm in Toronto. The webcasts seem to be archived for a short while after the live transmission. For program click here
 
Please inquire if you missed the deadline but would like to join 14 other balletomanes on this trip. For more info, click here.
 

Justin Peck's Ballet 422 screening in Toronto and the US

This film depicting the collaborative creative enterprise taking a ballet from nothing to opening night is fabulous, and its run has been extended. Go see it. For more info, click here. Justin Peck's choreography will be featured on both my NY May trip and the Saratoga Springs trip. 
 

Mark Morris's L'Allegro... on PBS Great Performances March 27

Set your digital recorders! Do not miss this amazing life-affirming dance work. Broadcast times may (almost certainly will) vary according to your PBS station.

For more info, click here.


Casting for National Ballet of Canada Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


You can help support a short dance film of the 2013 creation Being and Nothingness (Part 1), set on Greta Hodgkinson and choreographed by Guillaume Côté, by contributing to their Kickstarter campaign before March 31, donations start at only $10. For more info, click here.

Rollicking Story of the English Language Course
If you loved my ballet appreciation courses, just imagine how much fun the English language can be! For more info about my very popular “Story of English” course this spring, click here.

Video
The fabulous Joaquin de Luz of New York City Ballet, whom you can see in either New York or Saratoga Springs:


Katherine Barber
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
BALLET MAKES LIFE BETTER
GET MORE BALLET OUT OF LIFE WITH TOURS EN L'AIR

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