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:
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

June Tours en l'air newsletter

Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496

19 June 2015
Dear Balletomane,
In this newsletter:
      1. Vote for your dream ballet trip(s) in 2016
      2. A bunch o' ballet videos

Full 2016 Tours en l'air season announced
I have added one more trip to the possibilities, a 10-day 20th anniversary extravaganza for Reid Anderson in Stuttgart in July. Tickets for this will be very hard to come by, but I have already had some put on hold for Tours en l'air. Sightseeing trips to the Black Forest, Baden-Baden, Heidelberg, Rothenburg auf der Tauber, Ludwigsburg, and other “must-see” spots in southern Germany would be included. Here's the ballet program:
July 15 - 25, 11 days
Reid Anderson 20th Anniversary Celebrations
Dancers of the Korean National Ballet, Czech National Ballet, Ballett Zürich, Ballet du Rhin, Augsburg Ballett, Ballett im Revier and Gauthier Dance
Mixed Program
Stuttgart Ballet
Mixed Program (excerpts from Stuttgart Ballet world premieres of the last 20 years)
the second detail (Forsythe), new Goecke, Beethoven's Seventh Symphony (Scholz)
Romeo and Juliet (Cranko)
The Taming of the Shrew (Cranko)
Onegin  (Cranko)
John Cranko School Gala
Stuttgart Ballet Gala

Please “vote” now for any trip you might be interested in and available for.
We are approaching the “elimination round” of the annual Tours en l'air destination popularity competition.
For those of you who are new to the process, this is how it works:
  1. Click here to see the complete list all the trips I have determined are doable and exciting:
  2. tell me which ones might suit you, even if later you may have to decline. Please list ALL the trips you might go on. I will not interpret this as meaning you will go on all of them! If you would really like to go on a ballet trip next year and Paris-Amsterdam is your first choice, I highly recommend you give a second choice as well, since the Paris-Amsterdam trip is likely to sell out.

    I cannot give estimates on costs at this point; to be able to do that I actually have to plan every detail of the trip, reserve hotel rooms, charter buses, etc. etc.
    You are not committing yourself to anything; it's just a way for me to eliminate any trips for which people aren't available (since I have no idea when you all are free to travel). No point doing all that planning only to find out that no one, for instance, can go to San Francisco in February anyway! But if you ARE interested in a trip, let me know; insufficient expressed interest will cause it to be removed from the schedule.
    Once you're on the list for any given trip, you get priority when booking officially opens. Some of my trips sell out, so you want your name to be in there!
    Over 130 people have now enjoyed the exhilarating and unique experience that is a Tours en l'air Ballet Holiday.

    It's your turn in 2015-16!

Australian Ballet Romeo & Juliet on Knowledge TV

British Columbia's public broadcaster, Knowledge, will be airing Graeme Murphy's Romeo and Juliet starring Madeleine Eastoe and Kevin Jackson and the Australian Ballet on June 24 at 9 pm and Thursday June 25 at 1 am Pacific Time (midnight and 4 am Eastern Time). Knowledge is available by Bell satellite outside of BC.

Royal Ballet La Fille mal Gardee in Toronto

The Bloor Cinema, Bloor just east of Bathurst, will be showing the Royal Ballet's Fille mal Gardée, starring superstars Natalia Osipova and Stephen McRae, on Sunday July 19th at 1230 pm. Take any children you know. Tix are only $12 for adults!

Aurélie Dupont documentary available on YouTube

This documentary, released last month to mark the retirement of one of the greatest dancers of her generation, Paris Opera Ballet's Aurélie Dupont, has now been posted in its entirety on YouTube. It is in French but it is mostly dancing.

Here's a gorgeous tutu: The Lilac Fairy in The Australian Ballet's new production:

Dutch National Ballet rehearses a new work by David Dawson (those of us who went to Vienna and Prague raved about his Giselle in Dresden):

A very cute video about National Ballet of Canada principals Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté and baby Emma:

Preparing to teach my class about Marie Rambert in my “Jewish Contributions to Ballet” course, I was reminded how much I enjoyed Christopher Bruce's Rooster, created for the Rambert Dance Company:

New York City Ballet's fabulous Daniel Ulbricht (those of us who went to New York met him, and we AIN'T SHARING HIM!!):

Rehearsal video from Vienna State Ballet's “Young Talents” program (including some dancers we had dinner with and watched in class):

Katherine Barber
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
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