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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Thursday, November 26, 2015

National Ballet of Canada Nutcracker casting

 

UPDATED DECEMBER 10. UNFORTUNATELY, GUILLAUME COTE IS OFF.
UPDATED DECEMBER 7. UNFORTUNATELY EVAN MCKIE IS OFF.

All performances at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto.
Choreography by James Kudelka.

For tickets: www.national.ballet.ca

All casting subject to change.

 


The Sugar Plum Fairy Peter/The Nutcracker Snow Queen Baba Uncle Nikolai
Saturday, December 12 at 2:00 pm Jillian Vanstone Skylar Campbell Alexandra MacDonald Alejandra Perez-Gomez Jonathan Renna
Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 pm Heather Ogden McGee Maddox Xiao Nan Yu Rebekah Rimsay Robert Stephen
Sunday, December 13 at 1:00 pm Tina Pereira Harrison James* Elena Lobsanova Stephanie Hutchison* Jonathan Renna
Sunday, December 13 at 5:30 pm Sonia Rodriguez Piotr Stanczyk Tanya Howard Andreea Olteanu Dylan Tedaldi
Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00 pm Heather Ogden McGee Maddox Xiao Nan Yu Rebekah Rimsay Robert Stephen
Thursday, December 17 at 7:00 pm Sonia Rodriguez Piotr Stanczyk Tanya Howard Andreea Olteanu Dylan Tedaldi
Friday, December 18 at 7:00 pm Elena Lobsanova McGee Maddox Alexandra MacDonald Stephanie Hutchison* Jonathan Renna
Saturday December 19 at 2:00 pm Jurgita Dronina* Naoya Ebe* Emma Hawes* Alejandra Perez-Gomez Jonathan Renna
Saturday December 19 at 7:00 pm Sonia Rodriguez Piotr Stanczyk Alexandra MacDonald Rebekah Rimsay Jack Bertinshaw*
Sunday, December 20 at 1:00 pm Tina Pereira Harrison James* Hannah Fischer* Stephanie Hutchison* Jonathan Renna
Sunday, December 20 at 5:30 pm Elena Lobsanova McGee Maddox Jenna Savella Alejandra Perez-Gomez Francesco Gabriele Frola
Tuesday, December 22 at 1:00 pm Tina Pereira Harrison James* Elena Lobsanova Andreea Olteanu Dylan Tedaldi
Tuesday, December 22 at 5:30 pm Heather Ogden McGee Maddox Xiao Nan Yu Rebekah Rimsay Robert Stephen
Wednesday, December 23 at 1:00 pm Jillian Vanstone Skylar Campbell Tanya Howard Alejandra Perez-Gomez Francesco Gabriele Frola
Wednesday, December 23 at 5:30 pm Svetlana Lunkina
Piotr Stanczyk Emma Hawes* Stephanie Hutchison* Jack Bertinshaw*
Sunday December 27 at 1:00 pm Tina Pereira Harrison James* Jenna Savella Andreea Olteanu Dylan Tedaldi
Sunday December 27 at 5:30 pm Svetlana Lunkina Piotr Stanczyk Elena Lobsanova Stephanie Hutchison* Jack Bertinshaw*
Monday, December 28 at 1:00 pm Jillian Vanstone Skylar Campbell Hannah Fischer* Rebekah Rimsay Robert Stephen
Tuesday December 29 at 1:00 pm Elena Lobsanova McGee Maddox Emma Hawes* Andreea Olteanu Dylan Tedaldi
Tuesday December 29 at 5:30 pm Svetlana Lunkina Piotr Stanczyk Elena Lobsanova Alejandra Perez-Gomez Jack Bertinshaw*
Wednesday, December 30 at 7:00 pm Jurgita Dronina* Naoya Ebe* Jenna Savella Rebekah Rimsay Robert Stephen
Saturday, January 2 at 1:00 pm Jurgita Dronina* Naoya Ebe* Hannah Fischer* Alejandra Perez-Gomez Jack Bertinshaw*
Saturday, January 2 at 5:30 pm Jillian Vanstone Skylar Campbell Alexandra MacDonald Rebekah Rimsay Francesco Gabriele Frola
Sunday, January 3 at 1:00 pm Tina Pereira Harrison James* Emma Hawes* Andreea Olteanu Dylan Tedaldi


 
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Ballet Newsletter

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



 

Dear Balletomane,

In this newsletter:


New York trip – input needed
WIN! Tickets to dance films at the Bloor Cinema
Royal Ballet at independent cinemas
Other Cinema broadcasts in December
50% off National Ballet Romeo and Juliet orchestra seats
Special intro ballet class for 55+ at Canada's National Ballet School
Videos



New York trip – input needed

I have two possibilities for the New York trip next May. Please let me know which you would prefer.


Friday May 20 – Sunday May 22 (2 nights, 4 ballets, for Ratmansky fans)

Victoria Day weekend

New York City Ballet:

Belles Lettres (Justin Peck), new Wheeldon, Concerto DSCH (Ratmansky)

Serenade, Duo Concertant, Western Symphony (all Balanchine), Hallelujah Junction (Martins)

American Ballet Theatre:

All Ratmansky: Seven Sonatas, Firebird, World Premiere

Shostakovich Trilogy (Ratmansky)


OR


Saturday 28 May – Wednesday 1 June (4 nights, 3 ballets)

New York City Ballet:

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Balanchine)

American Ballet Theatre:

La Fille mal Gardée (Ashton)

Le Corsaire (after Petipa) Cast: Maria Kochetkova, Herman Cornejo, Sarah Lane, Jeffrey Cirio, Daniil Simkin


WIN! Tickets to dance films at the Bloor Cinema

The Bloor Cinema in Toronto will be showing three dance films in December, and Tours en l'air has some tickets to give away!

PAUL TAYLOR: CREATIVE DOMAIN

FRI, DEC 11—18

One of the world’s most elusive and respected choreographers, Paul Taylor has been on the cutting edge of modern dance for nearly 60 years. Now, he allows the camera to delve into his creative process while creating a new piece.

Fri, Dec 11 3:00 PM
Fri, Dec 11 9:00 PM  
Sat, Dec 12 12:00 PM  
Sun, Dec 13 9:00 PM  
Tue, Dec 15 1:30 PM  
Wed, Dec 16 9:15 PM
Thu, Dec 17 8:45 PM
Fri, Dec 18 4:00 PM



I have three pairs of tickets for the Friday December 11 at 9 pm show

To enter: email me at toursenlair@gmail.com, pasting this into the subject line: TAYLORFILM

Please do not put anything else in the subject line.

Contest closes December 4.



THE ROYAL BALLET: FOUR ONE-ACT BALLETS

SUN, DEC 20 - 11:30 AM

Liam Scarlett's Viscera, Carlos Acosta's Carmen, Balanchine's Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Robbins's Afternoon of a Faun.

I have five pairs of tickets.

To enter: email me at toursenlair@gmail.com pasting this into the subject line: ROYAL4

Please do not put anything else in the subject line.

Contest closes December 14.



THE ROYAL BALLET: ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

MON, DEC 28 - 11:30 AM

I have five pairs of tickets.

To enter: email me at toursenlair@gmail.com pasting this into the subject line: ROYALALICE

Please do not put anything else in the subject line.

Contest closes December 14.


Royal Ballet at independent cinemas

Cinemas in Oakville, Cobourg, and Nelson BC have also picked up some of the Royal Ballet performances in December:


Film.ca Cinemas, Oakville, ON
Winter's Tale
11/22/2015
11/25/2015
Film.ca Cinemas, Oakville, ON
Romeo & Juliet
12/6/2015
12/9/2015
Civic Theatre, Nelson, BC
Viscera/Afternoon of a Faun/Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux/Carmen
12/16/2015

Film.ca Cinemas, Oakville, ON
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND 
12/20/2015
12/23/2015
The Loft at Harden and Huyse Cafe, Cobourg, ON
ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND 
12/21/2015

The Loft at Harden and Huyse Cafe, Cobourg, ON
Carmen/Viscera/Afternoon of a Faun/Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux (Royal Ballet)
12/27/2015
12/29/2015



Other Cinema broadcasts in December

Bolshoi Ballet

Jewels (Balanchine)

Sunday November 29, 1255 pm

Selected Cineplex Theatres in Canada

Sunday November 15, 1255 pm in the US


Bolshoi Ballet

The Lady of the Camellias (Neumeier)

Starring Svetlana Zakharova

Sunday December 6, 1255 pm

Selected Cineplex Theatres in Canada


Royal Ballet

The Nutcracker

Sunday December 20, 1255 pm

For locations in Canada and the US, click here:


The Sugar Plum Fairy
Lauren Cuthbertson
The Prince
Matthew Golding
Herr Drosselmeyer
Gary Avis
Clara
Francesca Hayward
Hans-Peter / The Nutcracker
Alexander Campbell


50% off National Ballet Romeo and Juliet orchestra seats
For details, please click here: http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2015/11/50-discount-on-national-ballet-romeo.html


Special intro ballet class for 55+ at Canada's National Ballet School

Taught by NBS’ experienced and popular Adult Ballet teacher, ‘Ballet Bob’ McCollum, the class will provide participants with a ‘ballet experience’ in a safe and supported environment. With live musical accompaniment, each class begins with exercises at the barre, followed by dance combinations that include the elements of ballet. Exercises will be modified and adjusted to suit the needs of the participants.Classes begin Tuesday, January 5, 2016
10 week session
3:00pm to 4:00pm


$195 for the course. Discounts for multiple registrations. Bring a friend!

I heartily recommend Bob's teaching. He will make you get in touch with your inner ballerina/danseur!

To register:



Videos

Sergei Polunin in Roland Petit's Coppelia
A rather odd take on Coppelia, but impressive leaping about from Polunin:
https://youtu.be/Vbrhh4Hbra8


4 minutes of beauty.

An intense Pas de deux danced to music by Gustav Mahler, Urlicht evokes our intrinsic need to return to the light of creation. This first ballet by William Forsythe was created in 1976, while he was dancing with the Stuttgart Ballet. Featuring Jason Reilly (if anyone recognizes the ballerina, please let me know).




Ballet to Brubeck
Birmingham Royal Ballet's Canadian ballerina Celine Gittens and Tyrone Singleton in David Bintley's Take Five https://vimeo.com/40449710



For a laugh

Nederlands Dans Theater in Jiri Kylian's comic Symphony in D




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Katherine Barber

Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
www.toursenlair.blogspot.com

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

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Landmark Cinemas showing Royal Ballet broadcasts



 The following Landmark Cinemas are showing the Royal Ballet broadcasts in Canada (in addition to selected Cineplex and independent theatres). Screening dates and times vary, so please check your nearest Landmark or Cineplex cinema website for more information.


Landmark Cinemas Canada - Royal Ballet














Landmark 16 Country Hills
300-388 Country Hills Blvd NE
Calgary
AB
Landmark 10 Shawnessy
100-16061 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary
AB
Landmark 8 City Centre
10200 102 Ave NW
Edmonton
AB
Caprice 5
Unit 100 489 S. Dogwood St
Campbell River
BC
Rialto 4
2655 Cliffe Ave
Courtenay
BC
Paramount Theatre
503 Victoria St
Kamloops
BC
Paramount
261 Bernard Ave
Kelowna
BC
Avalon 8
6631 Island Hwy N
Nanaimo
BC
Landmark Cinemas 10
390 800 Carnarvon Street
New Westminster
BC
Landmark 6 Esplanade
200 W Esplanade
North Vancouver
BC
Landmark Cinemas 7
250 Winnipeg St
Pentiction
BC
Landmark 8 Grant Park
1120 Grant Ave Unit 127
Winnipeg
MB
Landmark 24 Kanata
801 Kanata Avenue
Kanata
ON
Landmark 10 Orleans
3752 Innes Road
Orleans
ON
Landmark 10 Pen Centre
221 Glendale Ave
Saint Catharines
ON
Landmark 10 Waterloo
415 The Boardwalk
Waterloo
ON
Landmark 24 Whitby
75 Consumers Dr
Whitby
ON







If you love ballet, please check out my season of outstanding ballet trips by clicking here.

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