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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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Paris Opera Ballet on tour in Chicago February 2021


Paris Opera Ballet will be touring Angelin Preljocaj's Le Parc to the Harris Theater in Chicago in February 2021. No word yet whether their North American tour will include any other cities.


THU 02.04.21 / 7:30PM 
FRI 02.05.21 / 7:30PM 
SAT 02.06.21 / 2:00PM 
SAT 02.06.21 / 7:30PM

Subscriptions will be available beginning February 6, 2020. Single tickets will become available in August.

“[Le Parc] finely balances the romantic and erotic in its juxtapositions of formal courtship and sensual abandon.” (The New York Times)

Created for Paris Opera Ballet in 1994 by choreographer Angelin Preljocaj — his first commission for the storied company — Le Parc became an instant success. The contemporary story ballet traces the contours of an imaginary Carte du Tendre; and guided by strange gardeners, the dancers awaken to love, from first encounters to seduction, from timidity to attraction, from resistance to the sweet appeal of abandon in a sublimely soaring pas de deux. The chiseled sets evoke the elegance and refinement of a French style garden while the costumes draw inspiration from the Age of Enlightenment.

Preljocaj, who comes from a contemporary dance background, plays with the subtle balance between the genius of Mozart’s music and the modernity of his choreographic language. Even today, this timeless work continues to explore the codes of love and the way human feelings develop.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Cinema broadcast of Paris Opera Ballet Giselle


The Paris Opera Ballet's Giselle will be broadcast in cinemas starting February 6. In Canada this will be seen only in Quebec City and Montreal, on various dates in March. Unfortunately there are no US or UK showings.
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Monday, January 27, 2020

Canadian Dance Hall of Fame 2020

Mavis Staines, Artistic Director, Canada's National Ballet School

Dance Collection Danse Hall of Fame 2020 Inductees
Reflect Diverse Artistic Practices

Dance Collection Danse (DCD) celebrates Canadian dance luminaries at the 2020 Dance Collection Danse Hall of Fame, Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

This year’s list of inductees reflects a diverse range of Canada’s exceptional dance artists and supporters. The 2020 inductees are  
James Kudelka, O.C.; Margie Gillis, O.C., C.Q.; Ethel Bruneau; Rosario Ancer; Peter Boneham, C.M.; Michael Greyeyes
William J.S. Boyle Dance Luminary Award: Mavis Staines, C.M
Community Builders Award: Donald Ross, O.C. and Gretchen Ross. 
An addition to this year’s awards ceremony is the inaugural Sandra Faire Next Generation Award – chosen by a committee of former Hall of Fame inductees to recognize an individual age 40 or under who is beginning to make a significant impact on dance in Canada.

Highlights will include:
  • Live ceremony featuring inductees and celebrity presenters hosted by singer/songwriter Micah Barnes
  • Silent Auction with an incredible array of must-have products and services
  • Sumptuous food stations and cocktail reception
  • Fabulous live performances by the current generation of elite dancers

Dance Collection Danse ( is home to the diverse legacies of dance in Canada. Its aims are to collect, preserve, and celebrate these rich stories.

For more information or to order tickets ($175) visit:

Where: Globe and Mail Centre, 351 King St. East – 17th Floor. Toronto, M5A ON1

When: Sunday, March 29, 2020 4pm-8pm

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Ticket giveaway! Merce Cunningham Documentary at HotDocs in Toronto

Courtesy of HotDocs, Tours en l'air has TEN PAIRS of tickets to give away to the Saturday, Feb 22, 11:30 am screening.
To enter the contest, send an email to
with the subject line
Include your full name. If you win, you will be notified and tickets will be held under your name at the box office.

Contest closes January 31.


D: Alla Kovgan | 93 min | 2019 | Germany, France, USA | RATING: PG

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Feb 21 1:30 PM

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Feb 21 4:00 PM

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Feb 22 11:30 AM

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Feb 22 4:15 PM

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Feb 23 9:00 PM

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Feb 24 4:00 PM

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Feb 24 6:30 PM

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Feb 25 1:00 PM

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Feb 25 9:15 PM

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Feb 26 3:30 PM

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Feb 26 6:00 PM

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Feb 27 3:00 PM

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Feb 27 6:15 PM

Trace the artistic evolution of legendary American choreographer Merce Cunningham over the course of his decades-long career, from his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the most influential dance artists worldwide. Weaving together electrifying renditions of Merce’s iconic routines, performed by the last generation of his dancers, this eye-popping cinematic experience explores the late visionary’s philosophies, discoveries and the risks he took on the way to revolutionizing modern dance. 
Official Selection—TIFF 2019

"An excellent introduction to a great body of work" - The New York Times
"(A) visual wonder that involves from start to finish." - Los Angeles Times

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Ballet trip to Munich Ballet Week booking now open

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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


 Ballet Week in Munich
(day trips to 
Augsburg, Regensburg, 
and Ludwig II's palace at Herrenchiemsee)

May 23 – June 1 2020
10 days, 9 nights
8 ballet performances

Sightseeing in
beautiful Bavaria
and a week of ballet masterpieces

Nationaltheater, Munich

Saturday 23 May Munich
Arrive Munich.
Check into the 3-star Domus Hotel in central Munich, 
7 minutes walk from the theatre.

Sunday 24 May Munich
Morning: Performance of the Bavarian State Ballet School 
and Bavarian Ballet Junior Company. 
Afternoon: Walking tour of historic Munich. 
Evening: three-course welcome dinner.


Monday 25 May Munich
Day trip to the beautiful Bavarian Alps to visit Herrenchiemsee, 
one of “Mad” King Ludwig II's numerous castle-building projects, 
inspired by Versailles.  
Evening: Mixed program of 
Alexei Ratmansky: Pictures at an Exhibition
new David Dawson, Sharon Eyal: Bedroom Folk

Tuesday 26 May Munich
Day at leisure. 
Suggested activities: 
visit one of Munich's many renowned museums
stroll in the lovely English Garden
have some classic coffee and cake at a cafe
car lovers can visit the BMW museum
if you love to shop, visit the luxury outlet shopping village in 
Ingolstadt, 1 hour by train from Munich 
Evening:  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Wheeldon)


Wednesday 27 May Munich
Day trip by train to Augsburg (50 minutes from Munich). 
90-minute guided walking tour of Augsburg's beautiful
 Renaissance Old Town and eye-popping Golden Hall. 
 Evening: Coppélia  (Roland Petit).

Amalienburg, the charming hunting lodge at Nymphenburg

Thursday 28 May Munich
Morning: Visit to Nymphenburg palace, 
the sumptuous former residence of Bavarian royalty, 
with private guided tour. 
Afternoon: private guided tour of the Nationaltheater, 
Munich's opera house. 
 Evening: Jewels (Balanchine)

Friday 29 May Munich
Day at leisure. 
 Evening: Swan Lake (Barra after Petipa and Ivanov)

Saturday 30 May Munich
Day trip by train to Regensburg, 1 1/2 hours from Munich, 
“among the most delightful towns in eastern Bavaria” (Michelin guide), 
one of the best preserved medieval towns in Germany. 
Private guided walking tour. 
Lunch and boat trip on the Danube. 
 Evening: Bavarian State Ballet: Spartacus (Grigorovich)

Sunday 31 May Munich 
Day at leisure. 
Evening: Three-course farewell dinner and  
performance of The Lady of the Camellias (Neumeier)

Monday 1 June Munich 
Check out of hotel and depart Munich.


23 JANUARY 2020

Total Package 
CA$4300 per person 
based on double occupancy

Single supplement 
(true single room): CA$400

Single supplement 
(double room for single occupancy): CA$825

Basic single supplement is based on a true single room, i.e. a small room with a single bed. 
You may upgrade to a larger double room for single occupancy if you wish

Call Anna Buchnea at 
CWT Victor Travel (416) 736-6010
toll-free 1-866-699-0199
or email: 

All prices valid till 23 January 2020

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. 

Package includes:
9 nights double-share accommodation 
Daily breakfast
Premium seats for 8 ballets
Day excursions by train to Herrenchiemsee, Augsburg, and Regensburg
Private walking tours in Munich, Augsburg and Regensburg
Admission to Golden Hall in Augsburg, Nymphenburg Palace,  and Herrenchiemsee Palace with guided tour
Two 3-course dinners, one 2-course lunch
1-hour boat tour on the Danube in Regensburg
Private guided tour of the Nationaltheater
Beverages with group meals (mineral water, tea or coffee, and 1 glass wine or beer or soft drink)
Tips for group meals and guides
Free wifi in hotel
Wireless “whispers” tour guide system for guided tours
Ballet enrichment program: ballet notes    

Not included:
Meals and transfers not specifically     mentioned in this itinerary
Items of a personal nature, e.g. phone calls
Cancellation insurance 
    and hospital/medical insurance
All items and activities listed as optional or     suggested in this brochure

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$1750 per person is required at time of booking,  
no later than 23 January 2020,  
to secure your space for this package. 
Single supplement & optional cancellation and medical insurance must also be paid at time of booking
Final payment due 7 April 2020.
 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 Anna Buchnea (

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 $1750 plus single supplement 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
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$4300 based on a
50-year-old traveller is CA$368.28
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.

For more information about this trip, contact Katherine Barber
 phone: 416.693.4496