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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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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Sunday, August 19, 2018

American in Paris in cinema

An American in Paris - The Musical

Not to be missed! Starring former New York City Ballet principal Robert Fairchild and Royal Ballet dancer Leanne Cope.
At select Cineplex theatres in Canada.
Click here to find a screening near you

Thursday September 20 at 7 pm
Saturday September 22 at 1255 pm
Sunday September 23 at 7 pm
Wednesday September 26 at 7 pm

In the US: September 20 and 23, click here for a venue near you.

Synopsis

This breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits ‘S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics, An American in Paris is coming from London’s West End to a cinema near you. Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war... Experience this “truly ravishing” (The Guardian) production in the comfort of your local cinema.

Cast

Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope, Haydn Oakley, Zoë Rainey, David Seadon-Young, Jane Asher 

https://youtu.be/W9Y0WD3tlHw 


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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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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NYCB and Mariinsky in Washington: Signup deadline 22 August

For a printer-friendly PDF of this brochure, click here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1f0k5DMpS37UC-kSOruhAF4aTxI7kYSZu
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 Washington, DC
April 5 – 10, 2019
6 days, 5 nights, 4 performances
PLUS 1 working rehearsal

New York City Ballet
Composer's Holiday (Reisen),
Kammermusik No. 2, Symphony in C
(both Balanchine),
Opus 19/The Dreamer (Robbins)

Something to Dance About (Carlyle),
In the Night (Robbins), Easy (Peck)

Washington Ballet

Three World Premieres


Mariinsky Ballet 
 
Open working rehearsal with commentary by dance scholars

Le Corsaire

Friday 5 April
Arrive Washington. Check in to four-star One Washington Circle Hotel, 10 minutes walk from the Kennedy Center. Evening: Dinner before evening performance of Washington Ballet: Three World Premieres

Saturday 6 April
Guided tour of the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Rest of day at leisure. Evening: performance of New York City Ballet: Something to Dance About (Carlyle), In the Night (Robbins), Easy (Peck)

Sunday 7 April
Morning: Brunch at the Kennedy Center rooftop restaurant, with stunning views over the Potomac. Afternoon: performance of New York City Ballet: Opus 19/The Dreamer (Robbins), Composer's Holiday (Reisen), Kammermusik No. 2, Symphony in C, (both Balanchine). Evening at leisure.
 

Monday 8 April
Morning: private guided tour of the National Gallery of Art.

 

Tuesday 9 April
Afternoon: Open Working Rehearsal: Mariinsky Ballet. Dance scholars provide commentary, via wireless headsets, about the choreography, dancers, and history of the art form as Mariinsky Ballet rehearses on stage. Evening: dinner before performance of Mariinsky Ballet: Le Corsaire.

Wednesday 10 April
Check out of hotel and depart Washington.


GROUP SIZE LIMITED TO 20!

SIGNUP DEADLINE
22 AUGUST 2018

Total Package Price

CA$2600 per person
based on double occupancy

CA$1000 single supplement


TO BOOK
Call Eric Moe at CWT Victor Travel
 (416) 736-6010
toll-free 1-866-699-0199

All prices valid till 22 August 2018

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

This is a LAND-ONLY PACKAGE which 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.


Package includes:
5 nights double-share accommodation
2 dinners and one brunch
4 premium ballet tickets
1 ticket to Mariinsky working rehearsal
Guided tour of John F Kennedy Center
for the Performing Arts
Guided tour of National Gallery of Art

Not included:
Airfare
Meals and transfers not mentioned in this itinerary
Items of a personal nature, e.g. phone calls
Cancellation insurance
and hospital/medical insurance



416-693-4496
for more information

TO BOOK
Call Eric Moe at CWT Victor Travel (416) 736-6010
toll-free 1-866-699-0199

BOOKING OPENS 15 AUGUST 2018

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.
Non-refundable deposit of CA$1600 per person is required at time of booking, no later than 22 August 2018, 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

Final payment due February 8, 2019. Total package price is fully non-refundable if you cancel.

All cancellations must be received in writing at CWT Victor Travel to the attention of Eric Moe (ericm@cwtvictortravel.ca)

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: 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: deposit of $xxx 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$2600 based on a 50-year-old traveller is CA$ 263.52 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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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Australian Ballet's Merry Widow in Cineplex Theatres



Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow performed by The Australian Ballet will be shown in select Cineplex theatres in Canada on 

Wednesday September 19th at 7 pm
Sunday September 30th at 1255 pm

To find a venue near you, click here:
https://www.cineplex.com/Movie/the-australian-ballet-the-merry-widow

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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

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Guggenheim Works and Process Fall 2018 Dance Series





Sunday, September 9, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018,

7:30–8:50 pm

Emma Portner, described by Dance Spirit as a young choreographer “changing the dance world,” shares highlights from her upcoming Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) commission with new music by Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange) performed by Third Coast Percussion, and from her duet with Anne Plamondon, commissioned by Fall for Dance North (FFDN), prior to their respective premieres in Chicago and Toronto. Portner will also screen her newest dance film, FEMME DEBOUT commissioned by Fondation Beyeler on the occasion of the foundation’s Bacon—Giacometti exhibition. As part of the program, Portner, Plamondon, and HSDC artistic director Glenn Edgerton will discuss their collaboration in a discussion moderated by FFDN artistic director Ilter Ibrahimof.
$45, $40 members and Friends of Works & Process. Priority tickets for the Fall 2018 performance series will go on sale on Tuesday, August 7, for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and $600+ Guggenheim members. General ticketing begins Tuesday, August 14.

Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Jerome Robbins Centennial Celebration: Male Solos with Peter Boal

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Wednesday October 3, 2018

7:30–8:50 pm



Peter Boal, Pacific Northwest Ballet artistic director and a former principal dancer of the New York City Ballet, is joined by dancers from the Pacific Northwest Ballet to discuss and perform male solos by acclaimed choreographer Jerome Robbins on the occasion of Robbins’ 2018 centennial. Among the works performed, Peter Boal will reconstruct a “lost” solo created for him by Jerome Robbins.
$45, $40 members and Friends of Works & Process. Priority tickets for the Fall 2018 performance series will go on sale on Tuesday, August 7, for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and $600+ Guggenheim members. General ticketing begins Tuesday, August 14.




American Ballet Theatre: Jessica Lang

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Monday October 8, 2018

7:30–8:50 pm

Since 1940, American Ballet Theatre has been a home for emerging choreographers and artists. This season, as part of the ABT Women’s Movement initiative, choreographer Jessica Lang collaborates with artist Sarah Crowner for Lang’s third work for the company. Join Jessica Lang, moderator John Meehan, and dancers from American Ballet Theatre for an intimate evening of dance and discussion prior to the ballet’s premiere.
$45, $40 members and Friends of Works & Process. Priority tickets for the Fall 2018 performance series will go on sale on Tuesday, August 7, for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and $600+ Guggenheim members. General ticketing begins Tuesday, August 14.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 60


November 5, 2018, 7:30–8:50 pm

In honor of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th anniversary, artistic director Robert Battle, artistic director emerita Judith Jamison, and choreographer Rennie Harris will join in a conversation moderated by author Susan Fales-Hill that spotlights what truly makes the company so special. Alvin Ailey dancers will perform highlights from signature classics and commissioned works, pushing dance into new territory leading up to the company’s New York City Center season.
$45, $40 members and Friends of Works & Process. Priority tickets for the Fall 2018 performance series will go on sale on Tuesday, August 7, for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and $600+ Guggenheim members. General ticketing begins Tuesday, August 14.


English National Ballet: Akram Khan’s Giselle at the Harris Theater

November 11, 2018, 7:30–8:50 pm

British Bangladeshi choreographer Akram Khan, known for masterful works that interweave contemporary dance and Indian kathak, creates a 21st-century Giselle. This classical ballet is reimagined in a stunning new version that illustrates the woes of migrant workers and powerful factory owners. Following an applauded second run at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, the English National Ballet will bring this groundbreaking work to Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance in 2019 for its American premiere. At the only New York preview of this critically acclaimed ballet, Khan’s first work featuring dancers on pointe, New York Times dance writer Marina Harss moderates a discussion with Khan, Tamara Rojo, artistic director and lead principal dancer of English National Ballet, Patricia Barretto, president and CEO of Harris Theater for Music and Dance, and company dancers. Highlights will be performed by three company dancers and Rojo.
$45, $40 members and Friends of Works & Process. Priority tickets for the Fall 2018 performance series will go on sale on Tuesday, August 7, for $500+ Friends of Works & Process and $600+ Guggenheim members. General ticketing begins Tuesday, August 14.
 
For tickets: 
https://www.guggenheim.org/event/event_series/works-process
 
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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, August 1, 2018

Ballet in Washington, DC April 5 – 10, 2019


 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 Washington, DC
April 5 – 10, 2019
6 days, 5 nights, 4 performances
New York City Ballet
Composer's Holiday (Reisen),
Kammermusik No. 2, Symphony in C
(both Balanchine),
Opus 19/The Dreamer (Robbins)

Something to Dance About (Carlyle),
In the Night (Robbins), Easy (Peck)

Washington Ballet
Three World Premieres

Mariinsky Ballet
Open working rehearsal with commentary by dance scholars
Le Corsaire

DRAFT ITINERARY

Friday 5 April
Arrive Washington. Check in to four-star One Washington Circle Hotel, 10 minutes walk from the Kennedy Center. Evening: Dinner before evening performance of Washington Ballet: Three World Premieres

Saturday 6 April
Guided tour of the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Rest of day at leisure. Evening:  performance of New York City Ballet: Something to Dance About (Carlyle), In the Night (Robbins), Easy (Peck)

Sunday 7 April
Morning: Brunch at the Kennedy Center rooftop restaurant, with stunning views over the Potomac. Afternoon: performance of New York City Ballet: Opus 19/The Dreamer (Robbins), Composer's Holiday (Reisen), Kammermusik No. 2, Symphony in C, (both Balanchine). Evening at leisure.
 

Monday 8 April
Morning: private guided tour of the National Gallery of Art.

Tuesday 9 April
Afternoon: Open Working Rehearsal: Mariinsky Ballet. Dance scholars provide commentary, via wireless headsets, about the choreography, dancers, and history of the art form as Mariinsky Ballet rehearses on stage. Evening: dinner before Mariinsky Ballet: Le Corsaire.

Wednesday 10 April
Check out of hotel and depart Washington.


GROUP SIZE LIMITED TO 20!


Package includes:
5 nights double-share accommodation
2 dinners and one brunch
4 premium ballet tickets
1 ticket to Mariinsky working rehearsal
Guided tour of John F Kennedy Center
for the Performing Arts
Guided tour of National Gallery of Art


ESTIMATED Package Price

CA$2600 per person (approx. US$2000)
based on double occupancy
CA$1000 single supplement (approx. US$800)

US prices are based on today's exchange rate plus likely additional credit card charges; actual price will depend on exchange rate on the day your payment is processed


Booking will open mid-August, signup deadline early September

If you would like to be placed on the priority booking list for this trip so that you will be the first notified when booking opens, please email toursenlair@gmail.com


Upcoming Tours en l'air Ballet Trips: click here
Subscribe to newsletter: click here
About Tours en l'air: click here
10 Reasons to Travel with Tours en l'air: click here
Travel Tips for Ballet Lovers: click here
FAQ: click here
Testimonials: click here
Search this site: click here



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
 

Photo by Ashton Bingham on Unsplash