Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Dear Balletomane,

In this newsletter:
1. Upcoming Ballet Trips: PLEASE vote
2. World Ballet Day Livestreams Oct. 1
3. Royal Ballet Broadcasts in Canada
4. Painted Girls author talks in Southern Ontario
5. Don Quixote pas de deux at Guelph Symphony Orchestra season opener
6. Bolshoi's Marco Spada available as livestream
7. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen "Ballet in the Studio"

For more info, click on the underlined headings.



UPCOMING BALLET TRIPS

I have made some small changes to the proposed trips for next year. Please look at the program again and let me know which ones tempt you, especially if you are interested in the February trip to London, for which I would have to put tickets on hold this week. This is not a commitment. It just gives me a general idea of how many hotel rooms and ballet tickets I have to start inquiring about.


World Ballet Day 5 Companies Livestream, Tuesday Sept 30 – Wednesday Oct. 1



Starting at the beginning of the dancers’ day, each of five companies will stream live from their headquarters.

The entire 20-hour live stream event will be available live and free on the companies' websites and  YouTube channels

Australian Ballet - September 30th at 7pm PT/10 pm ET :

rehearsals:    Graeme Murphy's Swan Lake
                   Stanton Welch's La Bayadère
                   Peter Wright's The Nutcracker
                   world-premiere Ostinato by resident choreographer Tim Harbour.
Artistic director David McAllister will be answering questions.

Bolshoi - September 30th at 11pm PT / 2 am ET
rehearsals:     Jean-Christophe Maillot's The Taming of the Shrew
                          Yuri Grigorovich's Legend of Love.

Royal Ballet - October 1st at 3am PT / 6 am ET
rehearsals:     Carlos Acosta coaching Vadim Muntagirov in Don Quixote
                    Marianela Nuñez
 and Federico Bonelli rehearsing Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon
                    Liam Scarlett
 rehearsing his new The Age of Anxiety with Laura Morera and Steven McRae
                    Christopher Wheeldon
's Aeternum
                    Frederick Ashton's Scènes de ballet
                    Ludovic Ondiviela rehearses his new ballet Cassandra
                    Wayne McGregor
will discuss his forthcoming Woolf Works
                    artistic director Kevin O'Hare will talk about the forthcoming season.

National Ballet of Canada - October 1st at 7am PT / 10 am ET
rehearsals:     Kenneth MacMillan's Manon with Anthony Dowell
                    John Neumeier's Nijinsky

San Francisco Ballet - October 1st at 11am PT / 1 pm ET
rehearsals:    Yuri Possokhov's RakU
                        William Forsythe's The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
                   scenes from Helgi Tomassón and Possokhov's Don Quixote
                   Tomassón's Concerto Grosso

Viewers will be able to engage and interact with dancers, choreographers and coaches

After it is shown live on October 1st, the 24 hour event will not be available in its entirety. But for 48 hours after the event, you can watch each company's broadcast on its YouTube channel. After that, each company will post selected highlights from World Ballet Day.





Landmark Cinemas (and possibly others) pick up Royal Ballet Broadcasts in Canada


After the shocker announcement by Cineplex that they will not be broadcasting the Royal Ballet performances in Canada, I am happy to announce that another distributor has picked these up. All Landmark Cinemas which broadcast Royal Opera performances (to see list click here) will also broadcast the Royal Ballet, even if the individual cinema websites have not yet been updated. In addition, the distributor is still negotiating with other independent cinemas, including one in downtown Toronto. Stay tuned to your Tours en l'air newsletter or check my website, www.toursenlair.blogspot.ca, for updates.
Manon  from December 6, 2014

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland  from January 24, 2015

Swan Lake  from April 18, 2015

La Fille mal gardee  from June 6, 2015

"Painted Girls" author talks in Southern Ontario


Cathy Marie Buchanan, author of the bestseller The Painted Girls, a historical novel based on the story of Degas's "Little Dancer", has several appearances in Southern Ontario and one in Niagara County, NY, coming up. Click here for info. 


The National Ballet of Canada's First Soloist Tina Pereira and Principal Dancer Piotr Stanczyk will perform the Don Quixote pas de deux as part of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra's opening performance. 


Bolshoi's Marco Spada available as livestream



In case you missed the cinema broadcast of Pierre Lacotte's revival of the Romantic ballet  Marco Spada in the spring, you can now stream it from
http://culturebox.francetvinfo.fr/live/danse/danse-classique/marco-spada-par-pierre-lacotte-au-theatre-bolchoi-158711
The story is very silly, but there is lots of great dancing from
David Hallberg, Evgénia Obraztsova, Olga Smirnova, Semion Chudin, and Igor Tsvirko


Canada’s Ballet Jörgen "Ballet in the Studio"

About 40 Tours en l'air subscribers had a lovely exclusive visit to Ballet Jörgen earlier this month. If you missed it, why not attend their open-to-the-public "Ballet in the Studio" Date: October 14 at 12 noon, October 15 at 6:3.  Excerpts from our 2014-2015 repertoire will be performed. Place:  Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Studios at George Brown College.Tickets: $15-$20 available through the BJ website.


Remember,  in between newsletters, for all the latest in ballet news, please check this website regularly. You can subscribe to have updates delivered to your inbox as soon as they are posted.


Sincerely,

Katherine

Katherine Barber

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Paris Opera Ballet screenings in Toronto



The Alliance française of Toronto has announced that it will be screening two Paris Opera Ballet performances in its cinema this year:

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 1:30 pm -
Le défilé du Ballet de l'Opéra - La Marche des Troyens, Hector Berlioz;
(the entire Ballet organization, from the youngest student to the most senior étoile, processes onto the stage of the Palais Garnier)
Études (Lander),
Nutcracker excerpts

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 1:30 pm Balanchine/Millepied
Le Palais de cristal (original version of Symphony in C) - Georges Balanchine (Bizet, costumes by Christian Lacroix)
Daphnis et Chloé - Benjamin Millepied
(Ravel)

Alliance Francaise de Toronto
Toronto Downtown campus
24 Spadina Road
Toronto, ON M5R 2S7
Tel: 416 922 2014
toronto@alliance-francaise.ca


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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bavarian State Ballet to livestream new Ratmansky Paquita

The Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich has announced its season of livestreams, which will include the new Paquita  choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky (which premieres in December), with costumes by Jerome Kaplan and reconstruction of the Petipa choreography by Doug Fullington after notations in the Harvard collection:

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, 6.00 p.m. (C.E.T.) (noon Eastern Standard Time)
Paquita
Choreografie: Alexei Ratmansky / Marius Petipa
Musical direction: Myron Romanul
Soloists and ensemble of the Bayerisches Staatsballett


Also livestreamed will be a mixed program including a work by Canadian choreographer Aszure Barton:

Tuesday May 19, 2015, 7.30 p.m. (C.E.T.) (130 pm Eastern Standard Time)
Der gelbe Klang / Spiral Pass / Konzert für Violine und Orchester
Choreographien: Michael Simon / Aszure Barton / Russell Maliphant
Musical direction: Myron Romanul
Soloists and ensemble of the Bayerisches Staatsballett


Bavarian State Ballet livestreams are only available live; they are not archived after the fact. Livestreams are free of charge and available online over STAATSOPER.TV

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Why put up with the pain?

What happens when the curtain falls? Is the passion for the dance great enough to conquer the pain and mental stress? In this beautifully shot video, 21 year-old Stephanie Chen Gundorph Moller and Viktoria Falck-Schmidt from the Royal Danish Ballet voice their opinion.

Behind Perfection - a film made by Henrik Sorensen from Andrea Heberger on Vimeo.

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"Painted Girls" author talks in Southern Ontario

 
Cathy Marie Buchanan, author of the bestseller The Painted Girls, a historical novel based on the story of Degas's "Little Dancer", has several appearances in Southern Ontario and one in Niagara County, NY, coming up:


Georgetown, ON—Halton Hills Public Library Community Reads
Sept 25, 7 pm
Georgetown Branch, 9 Church Street
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing. More (http://www.hhpl.on.ca/content/one-book-one-halton-hills-author-visit)

Stratford, ON—Stratford Public Library, Culture Days
Sept 27, 2 pm
Gallery Stratford, 4 Romeo Street South

Etobicoke, ON—Toronto Public Library
Sept 30, 7 pm
Mimico Centennial Branch, Toronto Public Library, 47 Station Road
The Mimico Centennial Branch book club discusses The Painted Girls with Cathy Marie Buchanan. More (http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT11620&R=EVT11620)

Whitby, ON—Whitby Public Library
Oct 6, 7 pm
Central Library, Whitby Public Library
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing. Hosted by Susanna Kearsley. More (http://www.whitbylibrary.on.ca/node/3830)

Lockport, NY—Lockport Public Library
Oct 21, Time TBA
Lockport Public Library, 23 East Avenue, Lockport (Niagara County)
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing. More (http://library.booksite.com/7019/nl/?list=CNL14)

Mississauga, ON—Mississauga Library System
Oct 23, 7 pm
Lorne Park Library, 1474 Truscott Drive
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing.

Toronto, ON—Toronto Public Library
Nov 20, 7 pm
Victoria Village Branch, 184 Sloane Avenue
Closest major intersection Lawrence Ave. East and Victoria Park Ave. Located on northwest corner of Sloane Ave. and Sweeney Dr. 
Public Transit
TTC Woodbine buses #91, 91C & 91F from Woodbine subway station stop beside branch.
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing.

http://www.cathymariebuchanan.com/
http://www.facebook.com/cathymariebuchanan
twitter: @cathymbuchanan


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Georgetown, ON—Halton Hills Public Library Community Reads

Sept 25, 7 pm
Georgetown Branch, 9 Church Street
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing. More

Stratford, ON—Stratford Public Library, Culture Days

Sept 27, 2 pm
Gallery Stratford, 4 Romeo Street South
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing. More

Etobicoke, ON—Toronto Public Library

Sept 30, 7 pm
Mimico Centennial Branch, Toronto Public Library, 47 Station Road
The Mimico Centennial Branch book club discusses The Painted Girls with Cathy Marie Buchanan. More

Whitby, ON—Whitby PUblic Library

Oct 6, 7 pm
Central Library, Whitby Public Library
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing. Hosted by Susanna Kearsley. More

Lockport, NY—Lockport Public Library

Oct 21, Time TBA
Lockport Public Library, 23 East Avenue
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing. Watch for details here

Mississauga, ON—Mississauga Library System

Oct 23, 7 pm
Lorne Park Library, 1474 Truscott Drive
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing.

Toronto, ON—Toronto Public Library

Nov 20, 7 pm
Victoria Village Branch, 184 Sloane Avenue
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing.
- See more at: http://www.cathymariebuchanan.com/upcoming-events#sthash.elcqmMg6.dpuf

Georgetown, ON—Halton Hills Public Library Community Reads

Sept 25, 7 pm
Georgetown Branch, 9 Church Street
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing. More

Stratford, ON—Stratford Public Library, Culture Days

Sept 27, 2 pm
Gallery Stratford, 4 Romeo Street South
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing. More

Etobicoke, ON—Toronto Public Library

Sept 30, 7 pm
Mimico Centennial Branch, Toronto Public Library, 47 Station Road
The Mimico Centennial Branch book club discusses The Painted Girls with Cathy Marie Buchanan. More

Whitby, ON—Whitby PUblic Library

Oct 6, 7 pm
Central Library, Whitby Public Library
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing. Hosted by Susanna Kearsley. More

Lockport, NY—Lockport Public Library

Oct 21, Time TBA
Lockport Public Library, 23 East Avenue
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing. Watch for details here

Mississauga, ON—Mississauga Library System

Oct 23, 7 pm
Lorne Park Library, 1474 Truscott Drive
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing.

Toronto, ON—Toronto Public Library

Nov 20, 7 pm
Victoria Village Branch, 184 Sloane Avenue
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing.
- See more at: http://www.cathymariebuchanan.com/upcoming-events#sthash.elcqmMg6.dpuf

Georgetown, ON—Halton Hills Public Library Community Reads

Sept 25, 7 pm
Georgetown Branch, 9 Church Street
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing. More

Stratford, ON—Stratford Public Library, Culture Days

Sept 27, 2 pm
Gallery Stratford, 4 Romeo Street South
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing. More

Etobicoke, ON—Toronto Public Library

Sept 30, 7 pm
Mimico Centennial Branch, Toronto Public Library, 47 Station Road
The Mimico Centennial Branch book club discusses The Painted Girls with Cathy Marie Buchanan. More

Whitby, ON—Whitby PUblic Library

Oct 6, 7 pm
Central Library, Whitby Public Library
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing. Hosted by Susanna Kearsley. More

Lockport, NY—Lockport Public Library

Oct 21, Time TBA
Lockport Public Library, 23 East Avenue
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing. Watch for details here

Mississauga, ON—Mississauga Library System

Oct 23, 7 pm
Lorne Park Library, 1474 Truscott Drive
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing.

Toronto, ON—Toronto Public Library

Nov 20, 7 pm
Victoria Village Branch, 184 Sloane Avenue
Illustrated author talk, reading, signing.
- See more at: http://www.cathymariebuchanan.com/upcoming-events#sthash.elcqmMg6.dpuf

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New History of American Dance coming this fall

American Dance The Complete Illustrated History
From the publisher's website:
American Dance, The Complete Illustrated History by critic and journalist Margaret Fuhrer, traces that richly complex evolution. From Native American dance rituals to dance in the digital age, American Dance explores centuries of innovation, individual genius and collaborative exploration. Some of its stories - such as Fred Astaire dancing on the ceiling or Alvin Ailey founding the trailblazing company that bears his name - will be familiar to anyone who loves dance. The complex origins of tap, for instance, or the Puritan outrage against "profane and promiscuous dancing" during the early years of the United States, are as full of mystery and humor as Graham describes. These various developments have never before been presented in a single book, making American Dance the most comprehensive work on the subject to date. Breakdancing, musical-theater dance, disco, ballet, jazz, ballroom, modern, hula, the Charleston, the Texas two-step, swing--these are just some of the forms celebrated in this riveting volume Hundreds of photographs accompany the text, making American Dance as visually captivating as the works it depicts.

Available from amazon in November (pre-orders now possible)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Don Quixote pas de deux at Guelph Symphony Orchestra season opener

The National Ballet of Canada's First Soloist Tina Pereira and Principal Dancer Piotr Stanczyk will perform the Don Quixote pas de deux as part of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra's opening performance: 

River Run Centre, Guelph
TRIPLE-FEATURE SEASON OPENING GALA | Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 7:30pm
Gala Performance of OPERA, BALLET, and SYMPHONY
Pre-concert Gala Dinner Separate ticket $100
Tchaikovsky Selections from the Ballet, Sleeping Beauty
Minkus         Pas de Deux and Variations from Don Quixote
Bizet            Arias, Choruses from Carmen Verdi Choruses from Aida and Nabucco
Ravel           Bolero

Special Guests: Soprano, Isabel Bayrakdarian
National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer, Piotr Stancyk National Ballet of Canada First Soloist, Tina Pereira
University of Guelph Chorus
Conductor Judith Yan

More information, and to purchase tickets:
http://riverrun.ca/whats-on/gso-season-opening-gala/

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"Ballet 422" screens in Vancouver Sept 29 and October 4

A new film following Justin Peck's creation of his ballet Paz de la Jolla will have its Canadian premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival:


Ballet 422

(USA, 2014, 72 mins, DCP)
Canadian Premiere
Director:
FEATURING New York City Ballet, Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, Sterling Hyltin, Amar Ramasar
PROD Anna Rose Holmer, Ellen Bar
CAM Jody Lee Lipes, Nick Bentgen
ED Saela Davis
MUS Bohuslav Martinů
Classification:

Showtimes

Sep 29 11:00 am
Oct 04 09:00 pm
Taking cues from Frederick Wiseman’s unadorned observational style, director Jody Lee Lipes whisks us inside The New York City Ballet’s storied confines and allows us to witness the creation of the company’s 422nd original piece. As the film elegantly traces the two months from first rehearsal to opening night, we glimpse the process through which choreographer Justin Peck elicits such sublime movement from his dancers. Likewise, we’re party to instances of divine inspiration and profound frustration, as the vérité film lays bare how arduous and sweat-drenched creativity can sometimes be.
Having already earned acclaim for his work as a cinematographer on features like Afterschool (VIFF 08) and Martha Marcy May Marlene (VIFF 11), Lipes now takes a significant step forward as a director. Despite being in the exhilarating position of enjoying unprecedented access to one of the foremost creative dance companies in the world, he conducts himself with calm assurance, ensuring that he’s made the film he needs to make and that audiences yearn to see.
The documentary moves with the same fluidity that characterizes Peck’s choreography… Lipes captures the dancers, musicians, costumers and lighting designers from a variety of angles within the larger canvas, always suggesting kinetic movement continuing beyond the frame. A delight for balletophiles, the film [represents] a beautifully crafted entree into the intricacies of collective endeavor.”—Ronnie Scheib, Variety

Preceded By: The Rehearsal

DIR Carl-Antonyn Dufault / Canada, 2013, 7 min.
Can thousands of carefully synchronized gestures and movements recreate an overall choreography?


http://www.viff.org/festival/films/f11774-ballet-422

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Landmark Cinemas (and possibly others) pick up Royal Ballet Broadcasts in Canada

After the shocker of last week's announcement by Cineplex that they will not be broadcasting the Royal Ballet performances of Manon, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Swan Lake, and La Fille mal Gardée in Canada, I am happy to announce that another distributor has picked these up. 

The cinemas below are confirmed so far; exact dates are currently being updated on each cinema's website, but the current info is as follows:

Manon  from December 6, 2014


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland  from January 24, 2015
Swan Lake  from April 18, 2015


La Fille mal gardee  from June 6, 2015

I will post again as soon as there is firm information. 

In addition, the distributor, MEI Group, has  other theatres in their Alternative Cinema Network that are considering picking up the ROH cinema season; stay tuned for more information. To be sure to get the information hot off the press, subscribe to instant email updates from my website by filling in your email address in the box in the right hand column and follow the prompts from Feedburner, which handles my email subscriptions.

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British Columbia


Landmark Cinemas 6 Esplanade North Vancouver   http://www.landmarkcinemas.com/north-vancouver-esplanade






University of British Columbia, Vancouver   http://ubcopera.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp

Vancity Theatre – Vancouver International Film Centre, Vancouver   http://viff.org/theatre/series/the-royal-opera-house-presents


Manitoba



Newfoundland, New Brunswick & Nova Scotia

Coming Soon!


Ontario












Prince Edward Island & Quebec

Coming Soon!


Saskatchewan

Coming Soon!


Yukon & Territories 
Landmark Cinemas Qwanlin Whitehorse   http://www.landmarkcinemas.com/whitehorse-qwanlin/experiences/experiences-detail?event=ROHQwanlin



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