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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Friday, January 1, 2016

Ballet stuff not to miss in Jan and Feb




Katherine Barber

Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays


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

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Dear Balletomane,


HAPPY NEW YEAR!
In this newsletter:

Tea 'n' tutus

Pennsylvania Ballet puts the ballet-haters in their place

Royal Ballet Viscera, Afternoon of a Faun, Tchaikovsky Pas de deux, Carmen Cinema relay USA


Bolshoi Ballet Taming of the Shrew Cinema relay


5 REASONS YOU HAVE TO SEE RHAPSODY AND THE TWO PIGEONS ROYAL BALLET CINEMA RELAY


Toronto Dance events in January and February:

Blue Ceiling Dance presents dead reckoning


FREE! Louis XIV movie Le Roi danse (The King is Dancing) screening


Misty Copeland doc returns to Bloor Cinema 
 

Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation Ontario tour

 

Ballet appreciation talks and courses


Videos

Congratulations!

To the 13 lucky winners of dance film ticket giveaways in December. Tours en l'air will be doing more of these in future, so be sure to read your newsletter!

Tea 'n' tutus

Please let me know if you would be interested in an “afternoon tea and ballet talk” event located in North Toronto (close to Yonge subway, not handicap accessible) sometime in February. Cost per person: $55 includes full afternoon tea (scones, sandwiches, petits fours, tea) including tax and tip, and a one-hour illustrated ballet talk about La Sylphide and the Bournonville style so that you can get more out of the National Ballet performances in March.


Pennsylvania Ballet puts the ballet-haters in their place


A Facebook user recently commented that the Philadelphia Eagles football team had "played like they were wearing tutus!!!" To read Pennsylvania Ballet's brilliant response, click here: http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2015/12/pennsylvania-ballet-puts-ballet-haters.html

Royal Ballet Viscera, Afternoon of a Faun, Tchaikovsky Pas de deux, Carmen Cinema relay USA

This program shown in November in the UK and Canada has a limited release in the US. Some of these theatres also show the Bolshoi Ballet relays and other Royal Ballet programs. Please check their websites by clicking on the links.

January 3: Frank Theatres, Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY

January 3 & 6: Dairy Arts Centre in Boulder, CO, Limelight Cinema in Bellingham, WA

January 4: Showcase Cinemas

CT

  • Fairfield - Fairfield Cinemas @ Bullard Sq
  • MA
  • North Attleboro - Showcase Cinemas North Attleboro
  • Woburn - Showcase Cinemas Woburn
  • Worcester - Showcase Cinemas Worcester North
  • Chestnut Hill - Showcase SuperLux
  • NY
  • Elmsford - Greenburgh
  • RI

      • Providence - Providence Place Cinema

January 6: Symphony Space in New York City, Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC, Cinemas Palme D'Or in Palm Desert, CA,
January 6 & 9: City Lights Cinemas in Florence, OR

January 9: Rialto Elmwood in Berkeley, CA

January 10:  Garden Theater, Princeton, NJ (http://princetongard...aun-pas-de-deux
 

Bolshoi Ballet Taming of the Shrew Cinema relay


Choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot, music by Dmitry Shostakovich.

Not the same Shrew as the Cranko version performed by The National Ballet of Canada!

Cinema relay Sunday January 24 2016 at 1255 pm at select Cineplex theatres in Canada



5 REASONS YOU HAVE TO SEE RHAPSODY AND THE TWO PIGEONS (ROYAL BALLET CINEMA RELAY JANUARY 31, CINEPLEX AND LANDMARK THEATRES IN CANADA)
  1. BARYSHNIKOV. The lead male role in Rhapsody was created for Mikhail Baryshnikov, and therefore incorporates the virtuosity for which he was famous.
  2. RACHMANINOV. The music for Rhapsody is the beautiful and famous “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini”. You will instantly recognize the lyrical theme for the exquisite pas de deux.
  3. FREDERICK ASHTON. The choreographer of these two ballets was a genius at creating pure dance (Rhapsody) and also at revealing characters, telling stories, making jokes, and generally giving you warm fuzzy feelings through dance which can be exuberant, touching, lyrical, virtuosic, charming … and always entertaining.
  4. PIGEONS. It's a bird, it's a plane,... it... really is a bird! Two beautiful, live white doves fly in and out of the action in Two Pigeons, reflecting the emotions of the lead characters.
  5. LOVERS MAKING UP. The final pas de deux in Two Pigeons is one of the most beautiful in ballet (bring your tissues!). No one can beat Ashton's choreography for lovers who have quarrelled and reconcile. This pas de deux alone is worth the price of admission.

DO NOT MISS IT!!!


Blue Ceiling Dance presents dead reckoning


Wednesday, January 13 - Saturday January 16, 2016 @ 8:00 PM

Sunday January 17 @ 2 pm

The Theatre Centre 1115 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON 

tickets: $25 general admission, $20 student/senior/CADA/CAEA
Theatre Centre box office phone: 416 538 0988
www.theatrecentre.org
Combining choreography by Blue Ceiling dance artistic director
Lucy Rupert and internationally renowned ballet choreographer Peter Quanz in his experimental, contemporary vein, Blue Ceiling’s new production explores the power of the mind to produce what we need in times of great distress. 


Louis XIV movie Le Roi danse (The King is Dancing) screening in Toronto FREE!!


  • January 21 at 7:30 pm
  • Spadina Theatre, Alliance Française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Road (just north of Spadina subway station, on the west side of Spadina) 
  • FREE admission!
Louis XIV has two passions: establishing absolute rule over the realm -after decades of religious/civil wars- by divine right, and artistic brilliancy as a dancer. He starts asserting himself against the entourage of his mother, the regent during his minority, by launching a 'fitting' new, mainly musical display of baroque show. The musical genius Jean-Baptiste Lully, a Florentine upstart of unbridled ambition, quickly gains the king's absolute trust, despite the nationalist and aristocratic opposition to a low-born Italian, and thus turns the normally socially humble post of court composer into a 'ministerial portfolio of culture' of Cabinet rank. 
The movie depicts the baroque era of the Sun King's reign in all its sumptuousness, and recreates some of his most famous dancing roles.

Misty Copeland doc returns to Bloor Cinema in January

A Ballerina’s Tale is an intimate look at American Ballet Theatre's first African-American female principal, Misty Copeland, during a crucial period in her life, from her triumph in Alexei Ratmansky's Firebird, which she danced with six fractures in her shin, and subsequent painful recovery to her return to ballet and emergence as a pop sensation. This film sold out in December, so I recommend booking online in advance.
For screenings in the US, check the film's website: http://www.aballerinastale.com/see-the-film/
Also available for download on iTunes and amazon.
Bloor Cinema, Bloor St just east of Bathurst, Toronto
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 4:15 PM 
Fri, Jan 15, 2016 6:30 PM 
Sat, Jan 16, 2016 6:30 PM 
Sun, Jan 17, 2016 6:00 PM
Mon, Jan 18, 2016 9:00 PM
Wed, Jan 20, 2016 6:30 PM 
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 4:00 PM
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 8:45 PM 


Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation Ontario tour

Ottawa, ON

Thu January 28 2016 National Arts Centre Buy Tickets More Info

Ottawa, ON

Fri January 29 2016 National Arts Centre Buy Tickets More Info

Ottawa, ON

Sat January 30 2016 National Arts Centre Buy Tickets More Info

Kingston, ON

Tue February 02 2016 The Grand Theatre Buy Tickets More Info

Burlington, ON

Thu February 04 2016 The Burlington Performing Arts Centre Buy Tickets More Info

Toronto, ON

Fri February 05 2016 Sony Centre Buy Tickets More Info

Toronto, ON

Sat February 06 2016 Sony Centre Buy Tickets



Annie, a young, urban First Nations woman, is adrift in a contemporary life of youthful excess. But when she meets Gordon, a longhaired trickster disguised as a homeless man, she’s propelled into a world she’s always sensed but never seen. They travel not only the streets of this place but also the roads of their ancestors, learning to accept the other’s burdens as the two walk through the past and toward the future. Together, both Annie and Gordon learn that without truth, there is no reconciliation. The production is based on a story by award-winning Canadian author Joseph Boyden.

 

Ballet appreciation talks and courses


Do you know of a group that would like to learn more about ballet in a fun-filled, not intimidating or elitist way? I give talks to seniors' residences, lifelong learning programs, and more. Even those who think they don't like ballet come away loving it! Please get in touch if you think your group would enjoy one of the talks listed on my website: http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2015/12/ballet-appreciation-talks-and-courses.html
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Videos

Mega-amazing fouettés from Viengsay Valdes (Cuban National Ballet)




Cool film from the Paris Opera showing how the backdrop for Giselle is painted and then transported from the scenery workshop to the stage:






Katherine Barber

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

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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