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east meets west: giselle via shanghai (giveaway)

November 3, 2016

Since its first performance in Paris in 1841, Giselle has become one of the world's great classical ballets. I first saw it at the National Arts Centre over 10 years ago, and I'm thrilled it's making a triumphant return next week. The Shanghai Ballet performs Giselle November 10, 11, and 12 at the NAC!

For those unfamiliar with the story, Giselle is the heart-wrenching tale of a peasant girl betrayed by her beloved, a total douchebag named Loys (I'm #TeamGiselle). You'll become completely wrapped up in the tragic story, the exquisite dancers, and the beautiful set.

 

Think colourful harvest scenes followed by the cold and silvery spirit world that torments Giselle.

Renowned for the elegance and superb technique of its dancers, the prestigious Shanghai Ballet is back at NAC for the first time in 30 years, with a magnificent interpretation of this iconic ballet. Personally, I'm excited to see how choreographer Xin Lili reimagines this classic piece.

 

I'm taking my pal Dominique of Style Domination as my date on opening night (go follow her!), and I want to you be there too! Read on to find out how you can win tickets.

win tickets to giselle at the nac

 

One lucky reader is going to win two tickets to Giselle's opening night on November 10!

 

Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below: when you've completed the two mandatory entries, you'll get access to oodles more optional entries for extra chances to win. The more you do, the better your chances of winning!

 

Contest closes Monday November 7, 2016 at 11:59pm and I'll announce the winner first thing Tuesday.

 

Not feeling lucky? Get tickets from $54, and if you're aged 13-29 you can grab same-day tickets for just $15. See you at the show! 

 

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