Fans of large-ish Eastern European dance companies will have been feasting on coverage of the latest round of Bolshoi grief. In-fighting has seen off the company's artistic director of 30 years and fresh "resignations" are announced almost daily. Bolshoi watchers eager to get the full SP from the horse's mouth should hurry on down to the annual Dance World exhibition at Olympia. The three-day event, which normally serves as a kind of Ideal Dance Exhibition for the leotard crowd, will be hijacked this year by the goings-on at Stand B32 at 11am today. Yuri Grigorovich along with his wife, prima ballerina Natalia Bessmertnova, and two former administrators of the Italia Conti Stage School, plan to launch a new multi-million pound venture calling itself the World Centre of Performing Arts. Take an autograph book and you might get lucky.
The first 10 readers to ring the Sadler's Wells box-office, EC1, on 071-713 6000, will win a copy of the `Rough Guide to Prague', two top- price tickets (£40) for either the 4 or 5 Apr and a bottle of Budweiser's Budvar.
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