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WIN! Tickets to see Swan Lake at the London Coliseum – UPDATED

Posted on June 9, 2014

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PERFORMANCES OF SWAN LAKE HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. HOWEVER, DANCING TIMES CAN OFFER TICKETS TO THE DIAGHILEV FESTIVAL PROGRAMME AT THE LONDON COLISEUM AS AN ALTERNATIVE COMPETITION PRIZE. SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS.

Les Saisons Russes du XXIe Siècle, under the artistic direction of Andris Liepa, returns to the London Coliseum with a varied programme of dance that opens on July 8 and includes performances of the opera-ballet Le Coq d’or, and ballets choreographed by Mikhail Fokine.

The season was also to have included performances of Swan Lake, but in a press statement the promoters of the production announced: “We regret to announce that the Moscow production of Swan Lake at the London Coliseum, July 15-19, 2014, will not take place.  Anticipated support of local [UK] business sponsorship for this project was not forthcoming in the current sensitive political climate. We hope to reschedule the visit at the earliest opportunity.“

We have a pair of tickets for the Diaghilev Festival programme on July 11 to be won as a competition prize. To enter, simply send your answer to the following question, along with your name and postal address to competitions@dancing-times.co.uk.

Q: In what year was Swan Lake first performed at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow?

The closing date of the competition is midday on Friday, June 27, 2014.

The winner will be selected at random from all correct entries. Winner receives a pair of tickets to see the Diaghilev Festival programme at the London Coliseum on July 11. Tickets to be collected at the box office with no cash alternative.

NOTE: Entries from entrants to the original Swan Lake ticket competition will also be eligible to this competition.

Pictured: Petrushka, photograph by Valeria Komissarova.

Jonathan Gray is editor of Dancing Times. He studied at The Royal Ballet School, Leicester Polytechnic, and Wimbledon School of Art where he graduated with a BA Hons in Theatre Design. For 16 years he was a member of the curatorial department of the Theatre Museum, London, assisting on a number of dance-related exhibitions, and helping with the recreation of original designs for a number of The Royal Ballet’s productions including Danses concertantes, Daphnis and Chloë, and The Sleeping Beauty. He has also contributed to the Financial Times, written programme articles for The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, and is co-author of the book Unleashing Britain: Theatre gets real 1955-64, published in 2005.

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