WIN! Tickets for the Moscow City Ballet

Moscow City Ballet makes a first ever appearance at The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe following a sensational 2010-2011 season which included sell-out performances and rave reviews.

Monday, 5th March 2012, 4:30 pm

For two nights only the company bring a dazzling full scale production of the classic Swan Lake ballet.

Then the company will perform The Nutcracker the following night. And YOU could be there.

Simply call the box office to book tickets or enter our competition.

In all the performances of the exceptional Moscow City Ballet audiences can not only marvel at the perfection of its corps de ballet but witness the excellent technique and grace of principle dancers Alevtina Lapshina and Liliya Oryekhova.

Founded by Victor Smirnov-Golovanov in 1988, Moscow City Ballet is one of Russia’s most successful and popular touring ballet companies, highly admired for its distinctive style, exciting choreography and some exceptionally gifted dancers.

The company’s first appearance was in 1989 in Seoul, Korea. Its success outside of Russia makes it one of Russia’s most extensively touring ballet companies.

Having performed all over the world, the company’s greatest success has been in the United Kingdom where it has given more than 800 performances since 1991, accompanied by the National Ballet Orchestra.

Considering classical ballet to be an important part of the national heritage of Russia, Victor Smirnov-Golovanov aims to bring it to as wide a public as possible, especially the new generation of ballet-going youngsters.

Smirnov-Golovanov’s own productions, as well as older versions of the classical ballets, all share a clearly defined style, ideas and choreographic integrity, setting high performance standards.

The Moscow City Ballet company is renowned for the perfection of its corps de ballet in the best traditions of the Russian school of classical ballet.

Swan Lake, with its instantly recognisable music of Tchaikovsky a signature of classical ballet, and the wonderfully dark story of good set against evil, is one of the most famous and loved of all shows.

It is impossible to imagine the ballet world without it.

Meanwhile the Nutcracker is set to another rousing score from Tchaikovsky’s, has sumptuous sets and costumes adding to its sense of pure make believe.

Swan Lake will be performed at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd March at 7.30pm with The Nutcracker on Saturday 24th March at 7.30pm.

Tickets priced between £15 and £30 are now on sale from, by calling 0844 8542776 or in person from the box office. Group discounts are available.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets for the Nutcracker on Saturday 24th March at 7.30pm simply answer the following question:

Q) How many performances has the Moscow City Ballet given in the UK since 1991?

Send your answer, along with a daytime phone number, to: Ballet Competition, Gainsborough Standard, 5-7 Market Place, Gainsborough, DN21 2BP.

Alternatively email your entry to [email protected]

Please remember to include a daytime contact number as winners will be notified by telephone.

Entries must be received by Thursday 15th March 2012.

Normal Gainsborough Standard competition rules apply.