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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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Tours en l'air August newsletter: 3 Trips now booking

Tours en l'air participants have had two great ballet experiences this summer: the all-you-can-eat ballet festival in Stuttgart (I admit I had a major fan-girly moment when I ran into Mathieu Ganio at the elevator in our hotel) and the ever-charming Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, where the group was thrilled to have Guillaume Coté drop in and chat at our pre-performance dinner and we all got to mingle with the dancers at a post-performance reception. Now it's time to look ahead!






In this newsletter:

Three Ballet trips NOW BOOKING:

October 2016 New York

May 2017 Paris-Amsterdam

July 2017 Toulouse-Bordeaux

Update on other 2017 trips

Canada's Isadora Duncan and Mata Hari

Vote for your favourites in Dance Magazine's People's Choice Awards

News for fans of Guillaume Coté and Heather Ogden

Videos


October 2016 New York Ballet Trip Booking Now. Signup deadline September 2

Please click here for info on this feast of Balanchine and Robbins masterpieces, plus exclusive backstage experiences and a wonderful Belle Epoque fashion exhibition: http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2016/08/new-york-ballet-trip-october-2016_25.html


May 2017 Paris-Amsterdam Ballet Trip Booking Now. Signup Deadline September 10



July 2017 Toulouse-Bordeaux Ballet Trip Booking Now. Signup Deadline September 20

The “Wine, Food, History, Gardens, and Ballet” trip for the ballet-lover and non ballet-lover alike. http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2016/08/toulouse-bordeaux-ballet-trip-july-2017.html


Update on other 2017 trips

Be sure to let me know if you are interested in any of the following (no commitment required) as they are currently languishing for insufficient interest. I need 20 people expressing even a tentative interest, or I abandon the planning on a trip.


February 1 – 5 (4 days)

San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet

Haffner Symphony (Tomasson), new Jiří Bubeníček, In the countenance of kings (Peck)

Seven Sonatas (Ratmansky), new Possokhov, Pas/parts 2016 (Forsythe)


February 24 – March 5 (10 days)

Berlin and Dresden (day trip to Leipzig)

Berlin State Ballet

Multiplicity (Duato)

Onegin (Cranko)

Castrati (Duato), Petite Mort (Kylian), Secus (Naharin)

Dresden Semperoper Ballet

Swan Lake

Leipzig Ballet

Van Gogh (Schroder)


May 20 - 30 (11 days)

Prague & 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), Petrushka (Peci), Movements to Stravinsky (Lukacs)

Ballet of the National Theatre of Brno

Game Over (Svobodnik)

Ballet of the National Theatre of Slovakia

Giselle

BOOKING OCTOBER 2016


The following trip needs a few more expressions of interest:

March 8 - 12 (5 days)

Sarasota and Fort Lauderdale

Sarasota Ballet

Scènes de ballet, The Two Pigeons (both Ashton)

The Sarasota Ballet is internationally recognized as the top current ballet company for Ashton

Miami City Ballet

Walpurgisnacht Ballet (Balanchine), The Fairy’s Kiss (Ratmansky), Polyphonia (Wheeldon)


The following trips have plenty of interest but I can't do anything about them until January, when the tickets are released for sale:


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

Romeo and Juliet (Cranko)

La Fille mal Gardée (Ashton)

Bavarian State Ballet Junior Company: Mixed Program


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 Birmingham Royal Ballet and/or English National Ballet TBA


Canada's Isadora Duncan and Mata Hari

Canadian-born dancer Maud Allan’s story reads like a modern-day tabloid … filled with libel suits, murder and tempestuous love affairs. A provocative and charismatic dancer, Maud was renowned for her unique “dance interpretations” and her scandalous Salomé costume. Find out more about her at Dance Collection Danse in Toronto.



Vote for your favourites in Dance Magazine's People`s Choice Awards

The National Ballet of Canada`s Rob Binet has been nominated in the “Emerging Choreographer” category.



News for fans of Guillaume Coté and Heather Ogden

The National Ballet of Canada has announced that Guillaume and Heather are expecting their second child in January 2017. Another cutie, no doubt, to keep Emma Rose company!


Videos

The Royal Danish Ballet's Alban Lendorf in the Black Swan pas de deux:



The National Ballet of Canada's Jurgita Dronina in The Sleeping Beauty

One of the highlights of my summer was seeing Jurgita dance the grand pas de deux at the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur. Not to be missed! https://youtu.be/g4m9NHgmX4U


From Ballet Met (Columbus, Ohio)



Company B

I had fun this summer compiling a talk about ballets set to popular music (you can book me to give it, if you like). One of my faves is Paul Taylor's Company B. Here's American Ballet Theatre's Joseph Phillips (now dancing with the Vladivostok Mariinsky) as the Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B https://youtu.be/9xwyJSLh77A




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