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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Monday, September 18, 2017

Get More out of Ballet with Evan McKie

photo credit: Yumiko Inoue

Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays

presents

 "Tea and McKie"
 
Q&A with National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer and international ballet star 

EVAN McKIE, 
 who will talk about his upcoming Toronto performances in 
John Neumeier's Nijinsky and 
Christopher Wheeldon's The Winter's Tale. 
A rare opportunity for a one-hour in-depth chat with Evan!
 
 From Evan:

"Let's go into the WORLD of ballet both in Canada and abroad, into being a ballet dancer and the fantastical journey of physicalizing the human condition with our best tool: the human body. Thank you @katherinebarber for having this idea to discuss the experiences I've had to be able to challenge myself and my interpersonal communication constantly through a wild ride featuring such provocative roles ...most recently in my home town of Toronto at The National Ballet of Canada.
  I look forward to trying to answer some of your exciting questions ahead of our performances of Nijinsky and The Winter's Tale."

Tea and desserts will be served

Photo credit: Artwave

DATE: Sunday November 5
TIME: 4 to 6:30 pm
VENUE: St Thomas's Anglican Church Hall 

383 Huron Street, Toronto
one block west of St George, one block south of Bloor
5 minutes walk from Spadina Station or St George exit of St. George Station
3 minutes walk from Sussex stop on Spadina streetcar
6 steps up from sidewalk to hall

PRICE: $40 incl tax

 A portion of the proceeds supports St Thomas's
refugee sponsorship program


TO BOOK:

email me at toursenlair@gmail.com to reserve your spot(s) and

either

1) arrange an Interac e-transfer to toursenlair@gmail.com

or

2) send a cheque to
Katherine Barber
201 Hanson St Toronto ON M4C 1A7


You can also get much more out of Nijinsky by attending my 6-week ballet appreciation course "Fokine, Nijinsky, and Diaghilev's Ballets Russes" this fall. More info here:  
http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2017/02/ballet-appreciation-course-fokine.html

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Katherine Barber
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
email: toursenlair@gmail.com
201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Vienna State Ballet livestreams

 

The Vienna State Ballet has announced its livestreams for 2017-18. Each livestream costs € 14. You can watch this year's broadcasts at any time within 72 hours of the original livestream, but **you have to book your time BEFORE the beginning of the original livestream**

The link is
http://www.staatsoperlive.com/en/live/

Giselle

Thursday 28 Sep 2017
19:30 - 21:45 (European time)


Giselle Maria Yakovleva
Duke Albrecht Masayu Kimoto
Hilarion Andrey Kaydanovskiy
Myrtha Gala Jovanovic
Saturday 06 Jan 2018
 


Raymonda

Tuesday 13 Mar 2018

(or if you prefer, you can be in the live audience for this performance by joining the Tours en l'air trip to Vienna and Budapest: http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2017/05/vienna-budapest-ballet-trip-march-2018.html)
 

In addition, for €5 each you can watch archived films of 

Nureyev's Don Quixote

  • Maria Yakovleva  |  Kitri
  • Denys Cherevychko  |  Basil
  • Roman Lazik  |  Espada
  • Ketevan Papava   |  Street Dancer
  • Olga Esina  |  Queen of the Dryads
  • Kamil Pavelka  |  Don Quixote
  • Christoph Wenzel  |  Sancho Panza  
  •  
 Manuel Legris's staging of Le Corsaire 
  • Maria Yakovleva  |  Médora
  • Robert Gabdullin  |  Conrad
  • Liudmila Konovalova  |  Gulnare
  • Kirill Kourlaev  |  Lanquedem
  • Davide Dato  |  Birbanto
  • Alice Firenze  |  Zulméa
  • Mihail Sosnovschi  |  Seyd Pascha
  • Nina Tonoli  |  Odalisque
  • Natascha Mair  |  Odalisque
  • Prisca Zeisel  |  Odalisque

 Rudolf Nureyev's version of Swan Lake:


  • Vladimir Shishov  |  Prince
  • Liudmila Konovalova  |  Odette / Odile
  • Dagmar Kronberger  |  Queen
  • Eno Peci  |  Rothbart

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Katherine Barber
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
email: toursenlair@gmail.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
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, TICO 1892647

 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

FREE! Watch company class & Tour National Ballet of Canada

Image may contain: 2 people, people dancing, shoes and basketball court Culture Days at The National Ballet of Canada

Join The National Ballet of Canada in celebrating Culture Days on Friday September 29, 2017. 

Participants are invited to watch company class and see how professional dancers prepare for rehearsals and performance. Tour The Walter Carsen Centre for The National Ballet of Canada and see beautiful costumes being created in our Wardrobe Department and visit the Pointe Shoe Room.

Date: September 29, 2017 Time: 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Culture Days is FREE but space is very limited and you must reserve a spot. Spots are first come, first served, so don’t delay!

To reserve your spot please fill out the online form by clicking on the link below.
https://national.ballet.ca/CultureDays

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Katherine Barber
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
email: toursenlair@gmail.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
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, TICO 1892647
 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Ballet appreciation course: Get More out of Ballet


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Coppelia

Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

17 October – 21 November, 2017
University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies 
to register: 





COURSE PLAN

Week
TOPIC/LESSONS
1
Bring on the Dancing Girls: The Grand Imperial Russian Style (Le Corsaire)
When you think "ballet", you see a regal-looking ballerina in a short tutu performing feats of virtuosity, and you owe that vision to Marius Petipa and his late-19th-century ballets.
2
In The Winter's Tale, hot international choreographer Christopher Wheeldon takes on Shakespeare's tale of insane jealousy and forgiveness.
3
The God of Dance In his masterpiece Nijinsky John Neumeier, the creative genius of the Hamburg Ballet, keeps the art of the story ballet alive and pays homage to a crucial figure and crucial era in the history of ballet. **For a much more in-depth look at Nijinsky and his times, please see my course about the Ballets Russes: http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2017/02/ballet-appreciation-course-fokine.html
4
Flames of Paris: Alexei Ratmansky revives a Soviet-era ballet
5
Four Seasons/ Emergence/ Paz de la Jolla/ Frame by Frame: Four short ballets in the National Ballet of Canada's season celebrate Canadian choreography and introduce Toronto audiences to ballet's current Wunderkind choreographer, New York City Ballet's Justin Peck.
6
The Girl with the Enamel Eyes Perennial favourite Coppélia, with its beautiful lilting music by Léo Delibes, marks the last heyday of the French Romantic ballet.






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Katherine Barber
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
email: toursenlair@gmail.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
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, TICO 1892647