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WIN! Tickets to see English National Ballet at the London Coliseum

Posted on March 7, 2013


English National Ballet has teamed up with Dancing Times to offer its readers the chance to win four tickets in a private box for a performance of its Ecstasy and Death programme at the London Coliseum in April. The programme includes a rare chance to see the Paris Opéra Ballet étoile Nicolas Le Riche appearing opposite Tamara Rojo in Roland Petit’s Le Jeune homme et la Mort.


To win, simply answer the following question:

What is the birthplace of English National Ballet’s artistic director, Tamara Rojo? Is it: (a) Spain? (b) Canada? (c) Gibraltar?

The programme also includes the company premiere of Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort and a revival of the perennial English National Ballet favourite, Harald Lander’s Etudes. To buy tickets for English National Ballet’s Ecstasy and Death at the London Coliseum, visit


CONGRATULATIONS to Hazel Collins of Beford, who won the competition by correctly answering that Tamara Rojo was born in Canada.

Pictured is Nicolas Le Riche in Le Jeune homme et la Mort. Photograph by Jacques Moatti, courtesy of the Paris Opéra Ballet.

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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