Posted on January 23, 2014
David Bintley’s production of The Prince of the Pagodas has its UK premiere this season.
Danced to Benjamin Britten’s shimmering score, and created for the National Ballet of Japan, Bintley’s production is a fairytale story of a princess and a magical salamander. The designs are by Rae Smith, best known for her work on the National Theatre production of War Horse. It has its UK premiere at The Lowry, Salford, before touring to Birmingham, Plymouth and London. Birmingham Royal Ballet have kindly given us a pair of tickets for the London first night, March 26, as a competition prize. To win, send the answer to the following question by February 28, with your name and full postal address, to the address on page 4, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Question: In 1957, John Cranko choreographed The Prince of the Pagodas for which company?
Picture: Joseph Caley as the Salamander Prince. Photograph by Richard Battye.