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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Friday, April 12, 2019

US 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". 

Release date for Quebec May 17. Other Canadian screening dates still to come.

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Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
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201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
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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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201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
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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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201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
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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.  

By participating in these contests, you agree to have your email address added to the Tours en l'air mailing list. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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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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201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
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Monday, March 25, 2019

Tours en l'air March newsletter

You can find the latest newsletter by clicking here:
https://mailchi.mp/d53fd16f18f4/ballet-news-bruhn-winners-spring-2020-trips-and-more?e=[UNIQID]

In this newsletter:
  1. Tours en l'air 2020 trips: Munich and Paris/Amsterdam
  2. Erik Bruhn Prize wiinners
  3. Travel Guide giveaway
  4. Ballet in Cinema
  5. Videos  

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    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

Sunday, March 24, 2019

DK Eyewitness Germany travel guide giveaway

Germany is blessed with 5 major ballet companies -- Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, Munich, and Stuttgart -- and many smaller ones. Plus lots of picturesque towns to visit. So it's a frequent destination for Tours en l'air. Enter our contest to win a hot-off-the-press DK Eyewitness travel guide to Germany, courtesy of DK. List price $39 Canadian.
Please note this book is available worldwide but the contest is open only to Canadian residents. Contest closes midnight April 5, 2019.  
To enter the contest, send an email with the subject line
DK GERMANY
to toursenlair@gmail.com

Stay tuned for more great travel guide giveaways in the upcoming months.

About DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Germany
Discover Germany with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you've even packed your case - admire art and architecture in Berlin, walk the medieval streets of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, visit the fairy-tale Schloss Neuschwanstein, sample delicious Riesling wines in the Mosel Valley or stop off for a beer at the Hofbräuhaus - Munich's most famous beer hall. The DK Eyewitness Guide to Germany covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won't miss a thing.

- Gorgeous, all-new colour photography so you can imagine yourself there
- Reasons to love Germany: romantic castles, history, national parks, music - what will yours be?
- See Germany from a different angle - 36 pages of fresh ideas for exploring the country
- A year-long calendar of events in Germany gives a selection of local celebrations and festivals for all seasons
- Expert advice covers the practical stuff: get ready, get around and stay safe
- Over 20 detailed colour maps help you navigate the country with ease
- Expert tips to make memories that last - where to snap and share the perfect photo, take in stunning views and escape the crowds
- The most authentic places to stay, eat, drink and shop
- Easy-to-follow walks and itineraries take you on a tour of each region, with plenty of eat and drink stops en route.
- Hand-drawn illustrations show the inside of the must-see attractions, including the Dresden Zwinger, Eisenach-Wartburg, Residenz in Würzburg, Kölner Dom, Schloss Nymphenburg and Residenz in Munich, Museumsinsel in Berlin, and Heidelberg Castle
- Covers Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Brandenburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony, Hamburg and Bremen, Mecklenburg-Lower Pomerania, Munich, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland Palatinate and Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia

DK Eyewitness Travel Germany is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Germany.

DK Eyewitness: Silver award-winner in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards for Guidebook Series 2018.

"No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one" - The Independent

On a city break? Try the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Berlin.

About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Nureyev documentary in cinemas starting April 19


https://youtu.be/vHKgXI9O4dw

The documentary 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. 

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

This striking and moving documentary from BAFTA nominated directors, Jacqui and David Morris, traces the extraordinary life of Rudolf Nureyev, the most famous male dancer that transcended fame in the dance world to become a pop culture icon of his time. It charts his rise from humble beginnings, to his eventual defection to the West, an event that shocked the world. 
The film contextualises not just the man but also the times in which he lived, discussing the politically charged divide between Russia and the West and the critical role that Nureyev played as a cultural and global phenomena. Blending never-before-seen footage, an original score by award-winning composer Alex Baranowski, and a spellbinding series of exclusive modern dance tableaux directed by Royal Ballet alumnus Russell Maliphant, Nureyev is a theatrical and cinematic experience like no other biopic.


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Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
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Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, TICO 1892647