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.
For a taste of what our trips are like, follow https://www.facebook.com/toursenlair/ on facebook.
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, 101 - 8800 Dufferin Street, Concord, ON L4K 0C5, 416-736-6010, TICO # 1892647

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Fall for Dance (NY) 2019 schedule

 Schedule

PROGRAM 1 | TUE OCT 1 & WED OCT 2 8PM

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago A Picture of You Falling
Choreography by Crystal Pite

Vuyani Dance Theatre (South Africa) Rise | US Premiere*
Choreography by Gregory Maqoma

Misty Copeland New York City Center Commission | World Premiere
Choreography by Kyle Abraham

Caleb Teicher & Company Bzzzz, New York City Center Commission | World Premiere
Choreography by Caleb Teicher

PROGRAM 2 | THU OCT 3 & FRI OCT 4 8PM

Mark Morris Dance Group Eleven from Mozart Dances
Choreography by Mark MorrisDyptik (France) Dans l’Engrenage | US Premiere*
Choreography by Mehdi Meghari and Souhail Marchiche

The Washington Ballet Shadow Lands | NY Premiere
Choreography by Dana Genshaft

Malevo (Argentina) Salvaje | US Premiere
Choreography by Matias Jaime

PROGRAM 3 | SAT OCT 5 8PM & SUN OCT 6 3PM

The Mariinsky Ballet (Russia) At the Wrong Time | US Premiere
Choreography by Alexander Sergeev

English National Ballet (United Kingdom) Dust Duet | US Premiere
Choreography by Akram Khan

Skånes Dansteater (Sweden) Dare to Wreck | US Premiere
Choreography by Madeleine Månsson & Peder Nilsson

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Lazarus (Act II)
Choreography by Rennie Harris

PROGRAM 4 | THU OCT 10 & FRI OCT 11 8PM

CNDC d’Angers (France) Beach Birds
Choreography by Merce Cunningham

Alicia Graf Mack Come Sunday
Choreography by Geoffrey Holder

MADBOOTS DANCE FOR US
Choreography by Jonathan Campbell & Austin Diaz

Tayeh Dance Unveiling New York City Center Co-Commission with Kaatsbaan | World Premiere
Choreography by Sonya Tayeh | Live music by Moses Sumney

PROGRAM 5 | SAT OCT 12 8PM & SUN OCT 13 3PM

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (Canada) Dance Me | US Premiere*
Choreography by Andonis Foniadakis & Ihsan Rustem

Sara Mearns & Taylor Stanley New York City Center Commission | World Premiere
Choreography by Kim Brandstrup

Monica Bill Barnes & CompanyThe Running Show*
Choreography by Monica Bill Barnes

Martha Graham Dance Company Chronicle
Choreography by Martha Graham
*Adapted for Fall for Dance
Programs and casting subject to change

How to Buy

Tickets go on sale Sun Sep 8 at 11am

https://www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/FallforDance/

An online waiting room will open on Sunday, September 8 at 10am to help expedite your purchase. All visitors in the queue between 10am and 11am will be assigned a random number, creating a digital line at 11am. Visitors arriving after 11am will be placed at the end of the line.
There is a limit of four tickets per person, per show. All tickets are $15 each plus a $2.50 facility fee per ticket. Orders purchased online or by phone incur an additional handling fee of $6.75 per ticket.


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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

Monday, August 5, 2019

Ballet Appreciation: Life and Works of Frederick Ashton

An eight-week course looking at the life and work of the great British choreographer.
Tuesdays 10:00-noon
October 15  - December 3
Goethe Institute Toronto
100 University Avenue, 2nd floor
1 minute walk from St Andrew subway station or King streetcar.
6 minutes walk from Union Station GO train
fully accessible
$240 including HST

To register
1) please email me or phone me (416-693-4496)

AND

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

OR

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


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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

Canadians in Ballet lecture in Ottawa

 
Frances Chung, San Francisco Ballet



Celine Gittens, Birmingham Royal Ballet


How Canadians are Conquering the Ballet World
Lecturer: Katherine Barber
When you think of hotbeds of balletic talent, Saskatoon and North Bay are not the first places that spring to mind. Yet Canadians are making waves all over the ballet world, often with little recognition at home. Get to know 18 of them in this entertaining talk, illustrated by video clips, which will also explore the variety of what constitutes “ballet” today.
  • Day: Thursday, October 17
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Room 124, Leeds House Building (main campus), Carleton University (Ottawa)
  • Fee: $30.00 (HST included)
  • Enrollment capacity: 55 participants


REGISTRATION:
Fall 2019 registration will begin on Thursday, August 8th, at 9:00 a.m.

Online registration form will be available on Thursday, August 8th, at 9:00 a.m., and can be accessed using the following link: carleton.ca/linr/online-registration/. If you cannot register online, leave a telephone message at or after 9:00 a.m. Please note that any phone registrations received prior to 9:00 a.m. on August 8th will not be considered.
Additional registration details can be found on  carleton.ca/linr/registration/, and frequently asked questions are answered here.

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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



Monday, July 15, 2019

Ballet trip to New York now booking

For a printer-friendly PDF of this brochure, please click here:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=10vBEbSdZQJ2OO8o1cb__nZeVJOsDL2Bw

 
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
 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
4 – 6 October 2019
3 days, 2 nights
4 ballet performances

BALLET-LOVERS' BUCKET LIST

New York City Ballet performing their signature Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine repertoire


BOOKING OPENS 9 A.M. EDT JULY 12, 2019
SIGNUP DEADLINE
2 AUGUST 2019

416-693-4496
for more information


GROUP SIZE LIMITED TO 25!

 

Friday October 4
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 Balanchine: Valse Fantaisie, Kammermusik No. 2, Union Jack

Saturday October 5
Morning at leisure. Afternoon: Pre-performance talk followed by New York City Ballet: Dances at a Gathering (Robbins), Everywhere We Go (Peck) Evening: Pre-performance talk followed by New York City Ballet: Serenade, Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 (both Balanchine), Summerspace (Cunningham)

Sunday October 6
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: Opus 19/The Dreamer (Robbins), New Lovette, New Liang, Symphony in C (Balanchine)


Total Package Price

Basic Package
CA$2000 per person
based on double occupancy,
Category “B” seats


Single supplement: CA$500

TO BOOK
Contact Anna Buchnea at
CWT Victor Travel
(416) 736-6010 x. 280
toll-free 1-866-699-0199
Bookings will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis based on the time of your call or email

All prices valid till 2 August 2019

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.

Basic Package includes:
2 nights double-share accommodation
Daily hot and cold breakfast buffet
Category B seats for 4 performances
Free wifi in hotel
Ballet enrichment program:
Ballet Notes
Meet the Dancer
Meet the Musician
Wardrobe Tour

Not included:
Airfare
Meals (other than breakfast) and transfers
Items of a personal nature, e.g. phone calls
Cancellation insurance
and hospital/medical insurance


For more information about this trip, contact Katherine Barber
:
email: toursenlair@gmail.com
phone: 416.693.4496

Terms and Conditions:
This program is only sold as a package. Extra hotel nights can be added on at extra cost (subject to availability). We cannot offer individual components separately, break the package into shorter instalments, or offer an “accommodation only” option.

Mobility issues should be discussed with the travel agent before registering.

Travellers wishing to share will be put in touch with one another.

Payment in full is required at time of booking, no later than 2 August 2019, to secure your space for this package. Single supplement (if applicable), any add-ons or upgrades, & optional cancellation and medical insurance must also be paid at time of booking

Passports and any entry visas are the responsibility of the traveller and should be valid for at least 6 months after the date of the expected return. Even if in possession of these documents, entry into another country may still be refused.

If Your Booking is Changed by You: If you request a change to a booking more than 45 days prior to departure, it is subject to a $50 administration fee (including H.S.T.). A name correction, change of name or change of departure date requested within 45 days of departure makes the booking subject to full applicable cancellation charges as set out below. Once travel has commenced, no changes to the booking are permitted.


If You Cancel Your Booking:
All cancellations must be received in writing at CWT Victor Travel to the attention of Anna Buchnea (anna@victours.ca)

The following cancellation charges apply, as of the date on which we are informed of your cancellation (date of departure is excluded when calculating these cancellation charges):
More than 45 days: $1500 plus single supplement and upgrades if applicable
0-44 days: 100% of total price
Cancellation charges include H.S.T. and are effective from the day we record your cancellation request. We reserve the right to re-sell any cancelled services, tickets, etc. without a refund to you.

If Your Booking is Changed by Us: This tour is prepared months in advance, and occasionally a part of it has to be modified or is not available. On occasion, even after your booking is confirmed, we may have to make changes to your requested arrangements. Most changes will be minor, however, we may need to make a major change prior to your departure. Major changes include:
  1. change of departure or return by more than 24 hours;
  2. change of accommodation and/or accommodation standard;
  3. increase in your costs in excess of 7% (unless government imposed); and
  4. change of route requiring additional traveler identification or documentation without sufficient time to obtain this documentation before departure
If we make a major change, we will advise you as soon as possible, and you may then:
a. accept the change as offered;
b.
select an alternate tour with Us based on availability and the applicable price; or
c.
cancel your trip completely with a refund of the price paid, minus the non-refundable deposit.
Sometimes the hotel reserved is not available due to unexpected maintenance or overbooking, and a substitute hotel of equal or greater quality will be provided. If the hotel standard is downgraded and you accept the change as offered, a refund for any difference in price will be issued. We reserve the right to change published prices without notice and/or to pass on government imposed taxes, transportation related fees or surcharges including those for fuel or currency fluctuations to you.

Force Majeure: We may not be able to refund you in full for some or all changes made because of war or threat of war, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, weather causing beach erosion, epidemics or health risks, technical or mechanical problems with transport, flight delays due to weather, government action, closed or congested airports or seaports, supplier insolvency and any events beyond our direct control.

Tour Escort: If the tour escort is unable to accompany the tour, she will be replaced and the tour will go ahead as scheduled.

It is Not the Same Away From Home: As Canadians, we enjoy a very high standard of living. In other parts of the world, uninterrupted supply of water and electricity, the local health conditions, levels of security and standards of food and drink differ from those we enjoy at home.

Travel Insurance
IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that
Manulife out-of-province health insurance
and trip cancellation insurance be
purchased. It is available through CWT
Victor Travel. Payment of the premium
must accompany the deposit and is nonrefundable.

You have the choice of purchasing
Manulife Insurance from CWT Victor
Travel. Alternatively, if you have your
own coverage, we require proof of
coverage from you stating the name of
the insurer and the policy number as well
as emergency contact number.

Non-medical Cancellation Insurance is
strongly recommended. Information
regarding out-of-province medical &
cancellation insurance is available
through CWT Victor Travel.

Estimated cost on fully non-refundable
land arrangements of CA$2000 based on a
50-year-old traveller is CA$171.72
including taxes. Price will vary based on
age and state of health.

If you do not wish to purchase Travel
Insurance, you must fill out and sign the
Liability Release Form which we provide
for you.

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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





Friday, June 21, 2019

Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays 2019-2020 season

Announcing Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays 2019-2020 season! Please email toursenlair@gmail.com to let me know which of these trips you would like and might be available for. This is not a commitment, just an expression of interest.


Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
small-group packages include
premium ballet tickets, accommodation,
some meals, sightseeing, and special behind-the-scenes ballet experiences.
Happy ballet lovers have enjoyed 39 such holidays in the last nine years.
Typically our groups, which vary in size from 10 to 30 participants, are constituted of about half returning clients (many of whom have gone on several Tours en l'air trips) and
half new clients.
Guaranteed single-occupancy accommodation available on payment of single supplement
Travellers wishing to share will be put in touch with one another.

Contact Katherine Barber
email toursenlair@gmail.com
phone 416-693-4496
to be added to the mailing list
(email or regular mail)
so as not to miss a signup deadline.
 

2019

New York

 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.


2020


Berlin and Dresden

March 14 - 22, 2020
  9 days, 8 nights
4 performances 

 
Berlin State Ballet:  
La Bayadere (Petipa, reconstructed by Ratmansky)

The Sleeping Beauty (Petipa, staged by Marcia Haydée)

 
Dresden Semperoper Ballet
The Four Temperaments (Balanchine), Black Milk (Naharin), new Fernandez, Errand into the Maze (Graham)

Ballet Chemnitz: 

Swan Lake (Peci)
  






Paris and Amsterdam

March 29 - April 9, 2020
  11 days, 10 nights

4 performances 

"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

  
 Nederlands Dans Theater 2: 

mixed program


Milan and Rome
Wednesday April 29 - Thursday May 7, 2020

Ballet of La Scala:  
Romeo and Juliet (MacMillan)
Rome Opera Ballet
Suite en Blanc (Lifar), Serenade (Balanchine), Bolero (Pastor)

Note that I do not usually offer European trips with only two performances, but I am constrained by the company's schedules. Up to you to decide whether you are interested in a ballet trip with not very much ballet!






Munich

Munich Ballet Week
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




Vienna

(day trips to Brno, Czech Republic, and Bratislava, Slovakia)

June 4 - 12, 2020
  9 days, 8 nights
5 performances 

 
Vienna State Ballet:  

Coppelia

Sylvia (Legris)
Contemporary Mixed Program
 
Ballet of the National Theatre of Brno

Radio and Juliet (Clug)
 
Ballet of the National Theatre of Slovakia: 

Giselle



London

June 12 - 21, 2020
  10 days, 9 nights


 
  Royal Ballet:  

Preludes (Ratmansky), Tombeaux (Bintley), Symphonic Dances (Scarlett)

 
Birmingham Royal Ballet

Don Quixote

Theme and Variations (Balanchine), Chacona (Montero), new Cardim

English National Ballet

Swan Lake in the round at Royal Albert Hall

Royal Opera House Young Talent Festival: 
programs by European Junior Companies TBA

 
  Other possible performances by English National Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and other companies TBA





What happy ballet lovers have to say 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."

A. H., 2012



"Just wanted to say the trip to Germany was fantastic. I have been on many ballet trips and this was the best thought out and best organised I have ever been on. Thank you so much. I had a wonderful time and I hope to travel with you many times in the future." - V. B., 2018





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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