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, June 9, 2016

2016-17 Tours en l'air Ballet Trips - updated


All Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are presented by CWT Victor Travel
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Customers rave about Tours en l'air: 
"My most sincere thank you to you Katherine for a 
superb trip filled with 
 outstanding ballet, wonderful side adventures, surprises, 
friendship and good cheer -- 
all due to your excellent planning."
Ann H.(Munich and Stuttgart, April 2012)








Please note I have eliminated the January Budapest-Vienna trip and replaced it with a May Prague-Vienna trip. See below for details. 
 
Another great season of fabulous ballet, beautiful sights to see, delicious meals, and friendly balletomanes to meet and share it all with. Please “vote” now for any trip you might be interested in and available for in 2016-17.

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. See below the complete list of all the trips I have determined are doable and exciting.
  2. Send me an email to toursenlair@gmail.com (do not simply hit REPLY to this post) to 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. Once I see which trips have sufficient interest, I will proceed to the detailed planning and pricing of those trips.

    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, and you also get to have some input during the planning process concerning your preferences. Some of my trips sell out, so you want your name to be in there!

    Over 150 people have now enjoyed the exhilarating and unique experience that is a Tours en l'air Ballet Holiday
    .

    It's your turn in 2016-17! 

    Remember, you can join a trip from anywhere in the world. 
  






2016

August 10 - 13, 4 days, 2 performances
 
Saint-Sauveur, Quebec

BOOKING JUNE 2016



Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur

 Guillaume Côté and dancers of the 

National Ballet of Canada:

The Story of us (Marcelo Gomes, World 

Premiere, with Heather Ogden)

Venom (Côté)
 
The Sleeping Beauty prince's solo 
 

Dance me to the end of love (Côté)


Solos and pas de deux from the classical, neoclassical and contemporary repertoires

    • Guillaume Côté – National Ballet of  Canada

    • Heather Ogden – National Ballet of  Canada

    • Misty Copeland – American Ballet Theatre

    • Blaine Hoven - American Ballet Theatre

    • Nehemiah Kish – The Royal Ballet

    • Yuhui Choe – The Royal Ballet

    • Anne Plamondon - Independent artist

    • more dancers TBA
Optional performance
 
Louise Lecavalier and Frédéric Tavernini
  in So Blue



October 14 -16

New York

New York City Ballet

New Lovette, New Peck 1, New Walker,

New  Lopez Ochoa,
 
Everywhere We Go (Peck)



Dances at a Gathering (Robbins),
   
Firebird (Balanchine)


Glass Pieces (Robbins), Thou Swell (Martins),

Stars and Stripes (Balanchine)


THIS WILL BE OUR ONLY NEW YORK TRIP IN

2016-17


2017


 


February 3 - 5

San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet

HAFFNER SYMPHONY (Tomasson),

JIŘÍ BUBENÍČEK WORLD PREMIERE,

IN THE COUNTENANCE OF KINGS (Peck)



SEVEN SONATAS (Ratmansky),

YURI POSSOKHOV WORLD PREMIERE,

PAS/PARTS 2016 (Forsythe)


BOOKING NOVEMBER 2016 


 

February 24  - March 5 (10 days)

Berlin and Dresden (day trip to Leipzig)

Berlin State Ballet


Onegin (Cranko)


Castrati (Duato),  Petite Mort (Kylian),  

Secus (Naharin)


Multiplicity, Forms of Silence and Emptiness

(Duato)


Dresden Semperoper Ballet 

Swan Lake 


Leipzig Ballet
   
Van Gogh (Schroder)



March 8-12 (5 days)

Sarasota and Fort Lauderdale

 
Sarasota Ballet

Scènes de ballet (American premiere),

The Two Pigeons (both Ashton)


Miami City Ballet

The Fairy’s Kiss (Ratmansky),

Walpurgisnacht Ballet (Balanchine), 

Polyphonia (Wheeldon)



April 1 - 12 (12 days)

Zurich and Munich
 
 Zurich Ballet Junior Company

Un Ballo (Kylian), new Favre, new TBA

 
Zurich Ballet

Swan Lake

(reconstruction of the original Petipa version by

Alexei Ratmansky)
 

Stanislavsky Ballet

Mayerling (MacMillan)


Bavarian State Ballet

Spartacus (Grigorovich)

 
Symphony in C (Balanchine)

In the Night (Robbins), Adam Is (Barton)


Romeo and Juliet (Cranko)


La Fille mal Gardée (Ashton)

     
Bavarian State Ballet Junior Company

Mixed Program

BOOKING JANUARY 2017







April 30 - May 10 (11 days)

Amsterdam and Paris
 
Dutch National Ballet Junior Company

Mixed program
 

Dutch National Ballet

 All Balanchine: Theme and Variations,

Tarantella, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Apollo


Paris Opera Ballet

In G (Robbins), La Valse (Balanchine),

Bolero (Cherkaoui)

BOOKING AUGUST 2016



 
May 11 -19  (9 days)

London


  An American in Paris (Wheeldon)


Royal Ballet

Mayerling (MacMillan)

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (Forsythe), 
Tarantella  (Balanchine), Strapless (Wheeldon), new Scarlett


Northern Ballet

Casanova (Tindall)

plus possible other performances by other

 companies TBA

BOOKING JANUARY 2017


May 20 - 30 (11 days)
 
Prague and Vienna

(day trips to Dresden, Brno, and Bratislava)


Dresden Semperoper Ballet
Symphony in C (Balanchine), Forgotten Land (Kylian), Quintett (Forsythe)

Vienna State Ballet
Swan Lake (Nureyev) 
Firebird (Kaydanovskiy), Movements to Stravinsky (Lukacs), Petrushka  (Peci)

Ballet of the National Theatre of Brno
Black and White (Radacovsky)

Ballet of the National Theatre of Slovakia
Giselle

BOOKING FALL 2016


June 30 - July 10

 South of France:

Toulouse and Bordeaux


Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse

Les Sylphides, MC14/22 (Ceci est mon corps) (Preljocaj)

Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux
Romeo and Juliet (Jude)
BOOKING SEPTEMBER 2016
More info here:
http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2016/08/food-wine-sightseeingand-ballet-trip.html 





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