Win a pair of tickets to International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012

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The legendary ballerina Sylvie Guillem returns to the UK, following the sell-out success of her London seasons, to perform at the magnificent Birmingham Hippodrome for the very first time.

A highlight of the Festival, Guillem is joined by dancer/choreographer Russell Maliphant in a mixed programme featuring Push, a duet combining the abilities of this extraordinary partnership set to an original score by Andy Cowton, and Solo performed by Guillem to the music of Carlos Montoya. The evening is completed by Maliphant’s signature solo Shift, and the powerful, driving solo Two performed by Guillem.

We are offering one lucky reader and a friend the chance to see this fantastic show, on either Friday 11 May or Saturday 12 May at Birmingham Hippodrome. And to make a special night of it, we’re including a complimentary three-course pre-theatre dinner and house wine for two at Birmingham Hippodrome’s stylish Circle Restaurant, located just a short walk from your seats, along with bed and breakfast in the centrally located Crowne Plaza Birmingham City Centre.

This weekend also features the Finale of Home - the festival’s bold, inventive new production animating public spaces across Birmingham city centre. Directed by Andy Brunskill, this free outdoor production is based around the theme of ‘home’ and what it means to each of us. It is being developed using ideas, inspirations and choreographic material contributed by 1000 individuals. The production is taking place every day from the start of the festival (23 April) eventually becoming one large-scale spectacular finale in the city centre on Sunday 13 May. So, why not make a weekend of it at International Dance Festival Birmingham 2012?

To enter, fill in the form below, and please specify which date you would prefer.


The competition closes at 10am on 9 April 2012. Return to the Hub here.

Terms and conditions

Package includes two Category A tickets to PUSH starring Sylvie Guillem and Russell Maliphant at Birmingham Hippodrome on Friday 11 May 2012, along with pre-theatre dinner for two in Birmingham Hippodrome’s Circle Restaurant and one overnight bed and breakfast stay at the Crowne Plaza  Birmingham City Centre in a standard double or twin room. Subject to availability. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts. Dinner includes three-course meal for two from the show menu, one bottle of house red or white wine and coffee or tea to finish. Theatre tickets include complimentary programme.