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, January 27, 2018

May 2018 New York ballet trip: Robbins Festival



Tours en l'air is planning a ballet-intensive trip to New York in May. Itinerary and ESTIMATED package price below. To be placed on the priority notification list when booking opens in February (no commitment required at this point), email: toursenlair@gmail.com

Presented in partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel

101 - 8800 Dufferin Street, Concord, ON L4K 0C5

TICO Ontario registration #1892647



escorted by

Canada's Word Lady,

Katherine Barber



presents



Ballet in New York:

Jerome Robbins

100th Anniversary Festival

17 – 20 May, 2018

4 days, 3 nights

5 ballet performances by two major ballet companies



BALLET-LOVERS' BUCKET LIST:

New York City Ballet performing their signature Jerome Robbins repertoire
 

DRAFT ITINERARY
BOOKING WILL OPEN IN FEBRUARY



Thursday May 17

Arrive New York. Check in to 4-star Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan Central Park, 8-minute walk from Lincoln Center. Evening: Meet a New York City Ballet dancer who will give us a private guided tour of “the house that Balanchine built”, the David H. Koch Theatre. Pre-performance talk, then New York City Ballet: All-Robbins: Interplay, In the Night, The Cage, Other Dances, Fanfare. Beginning with the lighthearted competition of a jazz-infused work, this colorful experience includes two of Robbins’ touchingly dramatic piano ballets and a plunge into the feral world of natural selection before concluding with a tour of the orchestra where dancers personify various instruments to illuminate a musical composition.



Friday May 18

Day at leisure. Evening: American Ballet Theatre performance: Giselle. 




Saturday May 19

Morning at leisure. Afternoon: Pre-performance talk followed by New York City Ballet: All-Robbins: In G Major, Afternoon of a Faun, Antique Epigraphs, The Concert. Playful jazz accents suggest a chic Riviera setting, a chance encounter in a ballet studio captures two young dancers in a subtle and sensual pas de deux, and the sculptural forms of Greek antiquity inspire earthy fervour. A one-of-a-kind comedic ballet concludes the program, portraying a cast of quirky characters at a piano recital and their laugh-out-loud antics. This performance includes a See the Music segment. The conductor will discuss the score for The Concert through an orchestra demonstration before the ballet is performed. 

 

Evening: New York City Ballet: All-Robbins: Opus 19/The Dreamer, Dances at a Gathering, Glass Pieces. Three of Robbins’ most celebrated ballets unite to demonstrate his keen musical insight. Prokofiev’s feverish concerto sends a male protagonist on a dreamlike search for an ethereal counterpart, and Chopin’s piano works allow the spectrum of human interaction to be distilled into the most natural of movements. Seizing upon more modern styles, Philip Glass’s minimalism mimics the pulsating heartbeat of metropolitan life in charged, urban choreography.



Sunday May 20

Morning: check out of hotel. Midday: New York City Ballet wardrobe tour, followed by a private talk with an NYCB orchestra musician. New York City Ballet: All-Robbins Bernstein Collaborations. Two American masters converge in these high-energy story ballets. Fancy Free follows three soldiers on shore leave in the Big City, while Dybbuk delves into a mystical world with dreadful consequences. Renewing their international hit, West Side Story Suite brings audiences to the feuding streets of 1950s New York City with heart-rending poignancy.



Optional 1-day pre-extension



Wednesday 16 May

Check in to 4-star Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan Central Park, 8-minute walk from Lincoln Center. Evening: Pre-performance talk, then New York City Ballet: All-Robbins: Goldberg Variations, Les Noces. Robbins pays homage to two epic compositions with his grand vision and unceasing invention.The Goldberg Variations unifies the traditions of classical and modern movement in one monumental ballet to Bach’s epic score, and Les Noces finds its roots in primitive Russian folk themes, depicting a highly ritualized wedding with a full choir and four pianos onstage. (Category B ticket only).

Extra hotel nights before or after the package may be added on subject to availability.

GROUP SIZE LIMITED TO 20!

Basic Package includes:

3 nights double-share accommodation

Daily hot and cold breakfast buffet

Category B seats for 5 performances

Free wifi in hotel

Ballet enrichment program: 
Private guided tour of theatre with a New York City Ballet dancer
Private talk with a New York City Ballet orchestra musician
Private tour of the New York City Ballet wardrobe led by a wardrobe staff member
Ballet notes



Not included:

Airfare

Meals and transfers

Items of a personal nature, e.g. phone calls

Cancellation insurance and hospital/medical insurance



ESTIMATED Total Package Price



CA$2300 per person

based on double occupancy, 
Category “B” seats

(front side orchestra)



OPTIONAL UPGRADE:
CA$2775 per person

based on double occupancy, 
Category “A” seats

(front centre orchestra) for

New York City Ballet performances, 
Category “B” seats

(front side orchestra) for

American Ballet Theatre performance



Single supplement: CA$570



Optional 1-night pre-extension (May 16)

double occupancy: CA$500 per person

single supplement: CA$220 

All prices are in Canadian dollars. 
As of the exchange rate on January 26th, 2018,  
approximate equivalent in $US is 
Basic package, double occupancy: US$1850
single supplement: US$460
Actual price will depend on exchange rate on date payment is processed and any credit card fees.

You may use RBC reward points or RBC certificates towards the purchase of any or all components of these arrangements



LAND-ONLY PACKAGE allows you the flexibility of arranging travel from your most convenient departure point,

on the dates and times you prefer,

and to extend your stay if you wish.

Victor Travel's experienced agents

will be happy to assist you with

flight arrangements.




For more information about this trip, and to be placed on the priority notification list when booking opens in February, contact Katherine Barber:

email: toursenlair@gmail.com


phone: 416.693.4496






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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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