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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Sunday, April 19, 2015

April Tours en l'air Newsletter

Katherine Barber

Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays


201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496

BALLET MAKES LIFE BETTER

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15 April 2015

Dear Balletomane,




I have negotiated an extension on the ticket deadline with Paris Opera Ballet, so this trip will now be booking in September. Over 30 people have already asked to be on the priority mailing list when the trip is launched, and I only have room for 19 on the trip! So if you want to be among those who have first dibs, let me know now. For preliminary info on the trip, please click here: http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2015/03/paris-amsterdam-ballet-trip-april-2016.html



Potential New Trips

Please let me know if you might be interested in any of the following. At this point I am just establishing where people's interests and availabilities lie, not asking for a commitment



Berlin and Dresden

The group who recently went to Vienna and Prague were most impressed by Dresden's company (which is currently viewed as a hot ticket amongst ballet cognoscenti), delighted to meet its charming and eloquent Canadian artistic director, and also were wowed by the city's spectacular opera house and other fine architecture.

April 13 – 20, 2016 (you can add this on to the Paris-Amsterdam trip if you like)
Staatsballett Berlin
Multiplicity, Forms of Silence and Emptiness (Duato)
Romeo and Juliet (Cranko)
Giselle
Dresden Semperoper Ballet
Sleeping Beauty




London

Early December 2015
Royal Ballet
Romeo and Juliet (MacMillan)
Monotones I and II, Two Pigeons (both Ashton)

Nutcracker (Wright after Ivanov)
If you've never seen Two Pigeons, well, you just should:




Florida: West Palm Beach and Sarasota

29 January – 2 February 2016

Miami City Ballet

La Source (Balanchine), Barber Violin Concerto (Martins), In the Upper Room (Tharp)
Sarasota Ballet

Emeralds (Balanchine), new Graziano, TBA




Fodor's travel guides have compiled this list. You can check several of them off your travel bucket list with a Tours en l'air ballet holiday.
http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/worlds-20-most-amazing-opera-houses#!1-intro
(But they should have included Dresden).



Starring Canadian Matthew Golding and international superstar Natalia Osipova on Tuesday 21 April at 630 pm.  This performance was recorded live at the Royal Opera House on March 17, 2015.
For other broadcast locations in Canada and the US, see this post:
http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2015/03/golding-osipova-swan-lake-broadcasts.html
A DVD will also be available in due course.

When dancing is illegal...

Set in Iran, where dance is illegal, Desert Dancer tells the story of Afshin Ghaffarian (Reece Ritchie) who risked his life to fight for his dream to become a dancer. Now playing in theatres across North America (in Toronto exclusively at the Cineplex Yonge and Dundas.
http://youtu.be/MZC3er0RuVw


American Ballet Theatre 75th Anniversary Celebrations


ABT will be streamed live on April 19 and 20 in a three-part retrospective that looks back over the company’s 75-year history. Each broadcast includes live performance and discussion.
Part 1: 1940-1965 - Sun, Apr 19, 3 pm EDT
Part 2: 1965-1990 - Sun, Apr 19, 7:30 pm EDT
Part 3: 1990-2015 - Mon, Apr, 20, 7:30 pm EDT




American Masters: American Ballet Theatre will have its national broadcast premiere on Friday, May 15 at 9:00 P.M. on PBS (check local listings).

Videos!




In this moving piece, retiring Paris Opera Ballet dancer Véronique Doisneau looks back on the joys and sorrows of her career. It's definitely worth watching the whole thing: if you click on the first video it will lead automatically to the subsequent ones, but if you're short on time, make sure you watch the third one, which will give you new insights into what it means to be "human decoration" in the corps.
https://youtu.be/OIuWY5PInFs




Some nice clips from Houston Ballet's recent performances:
https://youtu.be/6wAlOSfQUHk





From English National Ballet:

trailer for their “Emerging Dancer” Competition




Oo!!! I was very excited to meet Alban Lendorf of the Royal Danish Ballet at the Erik Bruhn Competition. Here's why it's exciting to meet Alban Lendorf: https://youtu.be/lKViCPWrE6w





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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