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Ballet Talk on Tour!A trip to Paris and London in April '08


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#16 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 03:42 PM

I'm thinking regretfully about forgoing the school performance and seeing them in Washington DC, especially if they are bringing Soir de Fete in June for the Proteges program.

Here's what I'm thinking now:

4/23 London Serenade/New Brandstrup/Homage
4/24 same
4/25 London no performance
4/26 Paris - Mats Ek new work
4/27 Balanchine/Forsythe/Nureyev mixed bill
4/28 Paris same
4/29 London Sleeping Beauty (Ansanelli)
4/30 home
(5/1 start all over again and head to SF for new works. . .)

#17 Helene

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 04:06 PM

Some or all of that may work.

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 05:48 AM

Has anyone else booked their RB tickets? I've booked the 23rd.... I've also booked both Sleeping Beauty's on the 26th... but might change these IF I can get to Paris... It's during term time and I don't know yet what my work schedule is going to be at the time... so I'm going to have to hold out... If need be, is it possible to get day tickets for POB?

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 04:14 PM

I wonder if the change of schedule at the Paris Opera has something to do with the technician's strikes: many performances have been cancelled, and it probably costed quite a lot of money...

Leigh, it unfortunately sounds unlikely that we can meet (we have to be in Lyon on April 26 for a wedding and a baptism, so if we can go to Paris it will probably be around the 19th or the 12th...) :blink:

#20 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 09:07 AM

Here's the latest for me. Apologies for the changes - they wouldn't have happened if POB hadn't altered its schedule.

4/23 London Serenade/New Brandstrup/Homage
4/24 same
4/25 Ghent - Royal Ballet of Flanders Stravinsky Triple Bill
4/26 Paris - Mats Ek new work
4/27 Balanchine/Forsythe/Nureyev mixed bill
4/28 Paris same
4/29 London Sleeping Beauty (Ansanelli)
4/30 home
(5/1 start all over again and head to SF for new works. . .)

I have not yet bought my ticket, but will soon. I know Helene is also going, with small variations in schedule (an extra night in Ghent, etc.)

Sorry to make you all crazy and I hope some of you can join or meet us.

The scary thing is that's 10 nights at the theater in 12 days (including SF). Packing is going to be a feat of genius.

#21 Helene

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 11:02 AM

My schedule is:

4/23: London-Serenade/New Brandstrup/Homage
4/24: Antwerp-La Sonnambula
4/25-4/26: Ghent-Stravinsky Triple Bill
4/27: Paris-Triple Bill (matinee), Le Prisonnier (evening)
4/28: Paris-Triple Bill
4/29: London-Sleeping Beauty
4/30: Home

5/1: not to SF :excl:

#22 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 07:02 AM

Alea Jacta est.

I've bought my transatlantic ticket, and will buy the intraeurope train tickets in a few days.

Tip for anyone planning train travel - the one-way prices at http://www.thalys.com - the main site for the Thalys train - are far more (double) the prices on the Belgian Rail site (http://www.b-rail.be) where a Thalys one way ticket Brussels-Paris is 25 Euros if purchased well in advance.

Anyone got good tips on getting Eurostar tickets cheaper?

Estelle, I'm so sorry our schedules don't mesh.

#23 cygneblanc

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:49 AM

Leigh,

The cheapest Eurostar tickets are the ones sold in France as "Nasty price tickets". It's 77 euros for both your first ticket and your return tickets. These tickets can't be refunded, and you can't change them.


Here's a link to the french website where you can buy them. I can't the site in English on my computer, I don't know why..
http://www.eurostar..../NastyPrice.jsp

#24 Helene

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 08:53 AM

My flights are arranged, and I've been able to order tickets through various websites with one exception: Paris Opera Ballet for the 27 April matinee. I already have a ticket in hand for the 28 April performance. When I ordered them, neither matinee (27 Apr/4 May) were available through the website. Lately, the 4 May matinee has been added to the list.

I hope that there is a 27 Apr matinee, and that it hasn't been cancelled or re-scheduled like the school performance.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 08:02 AM

I hope that BT on Tour will be able to send someone for Alexandra Ansanelli's Juliet on June 12th. Given her proclivity for drama and abandonment, she can be expected to go right to the edge with this role. I just hope Watson is ready for it!

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 08:26 AM

I hope that BT on Tour will be able to send someone for Alexandra Ansanelli's Juliet on June 12th. Given her proclivity for drama and abandonment, she can be expected to go right to the edge with this role. I just hope Watson is ready for it!



I hope so too Haglund! In spite of my dislike for this ballet I would love to see Ansanelli's Juliet.

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Posted 09 March 2008 - 08:32 AM

Well, I won't be on tour, but I'm hoping to see a series of RB Juliet debuts in June (Ansanelli, Lamb, and Nunez).

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 12:11 AM

I'm on a different schedule, and since my traveling companion is a musician and lover of modern dance, the itinerary is an interdisciplinary compromise. Though I couldn't talk my sister into going to see Sleeping Beauty more than once, given the price of tickets at Covent Garden, I did convince her that ordering the POB twice was prudent just in case of a strike at the Opéra. :sweatingbullets:

4/09 - London - Carlos in Cuba (Carlos Acosta & Danza Contemporanea de Cuba)
4/10 - London - R.Strauss, Beethoven (Philharmonia Orchestra)
4/11 - London - Sleeping Beauty (Royal Ballet)
4/12 - Brussels - Medée (La Monnaie)
4/13 - Ghent - Dialogues des Carmélites (Vlaamse Opera)
4/14 - Paris - École de danse
4/15 - Paris - POB triple bill
4/16 - Paris - Death in Venice (Hamburg Ballet)
4/17 - Paris - POB triple bill
4/18 - Paris - Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan

Planes, trains and hotels are set. My only complaint is having to stand in line to pick up our London show tickets, while the Belgian and French tickets came by mail. Much more convenient.

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Posted 22 March 2008 - 02:45 AM

I'm on a different schedule, and since my traveling companion is a musician and lover of modern dance, the itinerary is an interdisciplinary compromise. Though I couldn't talk my sister into going to see Sleeping Beauty more than once, given the price of tickets at Covent Garden, I did convince her that ordering the POB twice was prudent just in case of a strike at the Opéra. :sweatingbullets:

LOL :D I sincerely there won't be any strickes when you're in !

#30 Leigh Witchel

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 11:48 AM

Would the Londoners and the Parisians like to get together for dinner or lunch while Helene and I are there?

We'd love to. Just PM or email me and I'll try to set something up. The locals get to help decide where to eat!


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