Dance: Event Of The Week

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Swan Lake & Don Quixote Mon to 31 Jul

London Coliseum, London WC2

The Bolshoi Ballet steamrolls on in London, with mesmerising dancers, so-so productions and tickets for some performances said to be selling at half their announced expensive price.

Starting Monday, the final week brings new stagings of two core classics. Most radically revisionist is Vladimir Vassiliev's production (1996) of Swan Lake, in which the Black Swan Odile and the famous four cygnets have been rubbed out.

Premiered last month, Alexei Fadeyechev's version of the colourful Don Quixote (the oldest of Petipa's surviving ballets, created in 1869) promises to be less capricious and a lot more jolly. Look out especially for Nina Ananiashvili and Andrei Uvarov among the cast for Don Quixote.

London Coliseum, London WC2 (0171-632 8300) Mon to 31 Jul

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