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.
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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Royal Ballet cinema broadcasts 2019-20

The Royal Ballet cinema broadcasts for 2019-20 are:-

Concerto, Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act 3              5th November
Coppelia                                                                     10th December 
The Nutcracker (replay from 2016)                             Christmastime
Sleeping Beauty                                                        16th January               New Marston/New Scarlett                                         25th February
Swan Lake                                                                  1st April                   The Dante Project                                                      28th May 

Dates will vary around the world. Check
https://www.roh.org.uk/cinemas
closer to the date for a venue near you.  


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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

English National Ballet Emerging Dancer Competition Livestream May 7

Emerging Dancer
10th annual competition to be live streamed next Tuesday
https://youtu.be/vtwcDYAQ5wc  English National Ballet will live stream this inspiring night of dance from Sadler’s Wells on Tuesday 7 May starting at 7.25pm BST (2.25 pm Eastern Time)

Selected by their peers, six of the Company’s most promising dancers perform in front of an eminent panel of expert judges, before one receives the 2019 Emerging Dancer Award. Ahead of the show, watch videos introducing you to the six finalists: Alice BelliniEmilia CadorinJulia ConwayRentaro Nakaaki, Shale Wagman and Rhys Antoni Yeomans.
 
Hosted by former Principal of The Royal Ballet Adam Cooper, the evening sees them perform classical pas de deux and contemporary solos. The finalists will first perform a classical pas de deux, followed by a contemporary solo. This year will see Rhys Antoni Yeomans and Emilia Cadorin dance a pas de deux from Coppélia, Shale Wagman and Alice Bellini will perform the Grand Pas Classique, and Rentaro Nakaaki and Julia Conway dance Flames of Paris. Rhys Antoni Yeomans will then dance a solo from William Forsythe’s In The Middle, Somewhat Elevated, while Emilia Cadorin will dance BAM! choreographed by First Soloist Fabian Reimair, who has also composed the music to accompany the piece. Shale Wagman will perform Peculiar Mind choreographed by Nürnberg Ballet dancer Sofie Vervaecke, and Alice Bellini performs Danish choreographer Sebastian Kloborg’s CLAN B. Julia Conway has worked with Rambert dancer Miguel Altunaga to create her solo piece Untitled Code, and Rentaro Nakaaki has worked with choreographer Nuno Campos, who has created Own for Rentaro to perform on the evening. The evening will also see a special performance from last year’s Emerging Dancer Award winner Daniel McCormick, who will perform a pas de deux from Don Quixote with First Artist Francesca Velicu.

Tune in to the live stream via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EnglishNationalBallet/ or , YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/enballet 

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Casting Bolshoi Carmen & Petrushka in cinemas



A double bill of Carmen, choreographed by Alberto Alonso, and a new Petrushka  choreographed by Edward Clug, will be broadcast live from the Bolshoi Ballet on May 19. For a venue near  you, click here:
https://www.bolshoiballetincinema.com/

Carmen Casting:

Carmen Svetlana Zakharova
Jose Denis Rodkin
Torero Mikhail Lobukhin
Corregidor Vitaly Biktimirov
Fate Olga Marchenkova
Tobacco Girls Bruna Cantanhede Gaglianone
Olga Kishnyova
Victoria Yakusheva
Flamenco Batyr Annadurdyev
Dmitry Dorokhov
Ivan Filchev
Anton Gaynutdinov
Alexei Gaynutdinov
Nikita Kapustin
Victor Meshcherekov
Apollinary Proskurnin
Erick Swolkin
Kamil Yangurazov
Conductor Pavel Sorokin

Petrushka Casting:

 

Petrushka Denis Savin
Ballerina Ekaterina Krysanova
Moor Anton Savichev
Charlatan Vyacheslav Lopatin
Young Merchants Dmitry Dorokhov
Nikita Kapustin
Egor Khromushin
Mikhail Kryuchkov
Artur Mkrtchyan
Alexander Vodopetov
Alexander Voytyuk
Merchant Women Nino Asatiani
Ekaterina Besedina
Vera Borisenkova
Anastasia Ermolaeva
Marfa Fyodorova
Elizaveta Khokhlova
Anita Pudikova
Conductor Pavel Klinichev



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Friday, April 26, 2019

Stuttgart Ballet trip BOOKING NOW OPEN

Stuttgart ballet trip BOOKING NOW OPEN. Signup deadline next Tuesday, 30 April. Only 5 spots left! 

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Friday, April 12, 2019

US & Canadian screening dates for Nureyev biopic The White Crow

https://youtu.be/IUYPHIG8os8


The film recounting Rudolf Nureyev's youth and dramatic defection, directed by Ralph Fiennes, will be released in the US starting April 26. For all dates and venues please click here:
https://www.sonyclassics.com/thewhitecrow/#1stPage
and click on "Get Tickets". 

In Canada, cineplex is giving the release date as May 10.
Release date for Quebec May 17.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Ballet trip to New York October 2019


"Like a teacup ride at a theme park": NYCB's gorgeous Sara Mearns on the timeless Serenade.

Friday October 4 - Sunday October 6, 2019
(Canadian Thanksgiving is October 14)
3 days, 2 nights, 4 performances

 
New York City Ballet:
All Balanchine: Valse Fantaisie, Kammermusik No. 2, Union Jack

Dances at a Gathering (Robbins), Everywhere We Go (Peck)

Serenade, Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 (both Balanchine), Summerspace (Cunningham)

Opus 19/The Dreamer (Robbins), New Lovette, New Liang, Symphony in C (Balanchine)

This will probably be the only Tours en l'air New York trip of the 2019-20 season.


If you are potentially interested in this trip (no commitment required at this point), please email toursenlair@gmail.com to have your name put on the priority notification list for when booking opens. 


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Friday, April 5, 2019

Ballet trip to Prague and Dresden September 2019

Prague and Dresden
September 21 - 29, 2019
9 days, 8 nights, 3 performances



Czech National Ballet:
Swan Lake (Cranko)
Kafka: The Trial (Bigonzetti)



Dresden Semperoper Ballet:
Giselle
(Dawson)

David Dawson's rethinking of Giselle is a must-see! The first Tours en l'air group that went to Dresden was absolutely blown away by it, and they were a group who LOVE the traditional Giselle.
Meanwhile, as you might expect, John Cranko's version of Swan Lake is both beautiful and dramatic. The Czech National Ballet is the only company other than the Stuttgart Ballet to perform it.
Add to that two stunningly beautiful cities, and you have the makings of a great ballet trip.


If you are potentially interested in this trip (no commitment required at this point), please email toursenlair@gmail.com.

 
Dresden. Felix Mittermeier on unsplash.com


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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Ballet in Cinema Ticket Giveaways

Nureyev documentary
Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto
Fri, Apr 19
1:30 pm
Sat, Apr 20 9:15 pm
Sun, Apr 21 1:30 pm 6:30 pm
Mon, Apr 22 3:45 pm 6:30 pm
Tue, Apr 23 3:30 pm 9:15 pm
Wed, Apr 24 1:15 pm 6:30 pm
Courtesy of Hot Docs, Tours en l'air has
8 pairs of tickets to the Sunday, April 21 1:30 pm screening to give away! Enter the contest by sending an email with the subject line NUREYEV to toursenlair@gmail.com. Contest closes at 11:59 pm April 10. 
Nureyev will be shown in U.S. cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, San Diego, Denver, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Washington, DC starting April 19. 

Royal Ballet Don Quixote
Hot Docs in Toronto
Sat, Apr 13 11:00 AM

Courtesy of Hot Docs, Tours en l'air has 8 pairs of tickets to give away! Enter the contest by
sending an email with the subject line DON Q to toursenlair@gmail.com. Contest closes at 11:59 pm April 10.  

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema 2019-20 season

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October, 27, 2019-"Raymonda"
November, 17
, 2019 -"Le Corsaire"*
December, 15
, 2019 -"Nutcracker"*
January 26
, 2020-"Giselle"
February, 23
, 2020 – «Swan Lake»
March, 29
, 2020 – «Romeo and Juliet»*
April, 19
, 2020-"Jewels"

* - recorded


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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Paris/Amsterdam or Munich Ballet trips in 2020

Tours en l'air 2020 trips
The ballet companies are (slowly) beginning to announce their 2019-20 seasons, and I can already offer two juicy possibilities:
1) Paris and Amsterdam in April (tulip time!)
2) Munich Ballet Week at the end of May
See below for more details. If you are potentially interested in either of these trips, please send me an email at toursenlair@gmail.com.
As more companies announce their seasons I will be able to propose more trips, but the Royal Ballet is not announcing their season till May and the Stuttgart Ballet always announce theirs in June, so it's a waiting game.
Why do I ask you to express a potential interest?
To arrive at the point where I have a detailed brochure with prices, I have to contact all the suppliers (hotels, theatres, restaurants, bus and train companies, etc.). This is wasted effort if I then find out only 6 people are even potentially interested in or available for a given trip. On the other hand, if 25 people are interested, I need to know that, so I can establish pricing and availability with the hotels before I can put a price on the package.
Also, once you have expressed a potential interest, you get to put in your two cents worth regarding the trip planning. Once I have issued a brochure, however, the itinerary is set in stone.
I know there will always be some people who have expressed a potential interest who then back out for whatever reason. This is perfectly ok.
Paris Amsterdam trip
David Dawson's Four Seasons
Sarah Lamb, Calvin Richardson and artists of The Royal Ballet in Wayne McGregor's Yugen
March 29 - April 6, 2020
9 days, 8 nights
"I love Paris in the springtime..." (Who doesn't?)

Paris Opera Ballet School: Coppelia
Paris Opera Ballet: all Balanchine: Concerto Barocco, The Four Temperaments, Serenade

Dutch National Ballet: Four Seasons (Dawson), Yugen (McGregor), new Arques
Munich Ballet Week trip
Roland Petit's Coppelia, here danced by French ballet legend Patrick Dupond and Dominique Khalfouni (Mathieu Ganio's mum!)
May 23 - June 1, 2020
10 days, 9 nights, 8 performances
Bavarian State Ballet:
Coppelia (Roland Petit)
Pictures at an Exhibition (Ratmansky), New Dawson, TBA
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Wheeldon)
Jewels (Balanchine)
Swan Lake (Barra)
Spartacus (Grigorovich)
The Lady of the Camellias (Neumeier)
Bayerisches Junior Ballett München and Ballet School: mixed program


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