Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo at the BCPA!
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary season, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti, Les Ballets Trockadero first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts.
The original concept of LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO has not changed. It is a Company of professional male dancers performing the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, including classical and original works in faithful renditions of the manners and conceits of those dance styles. The comedy is achieved by incorporating and exaggerating the foibles, accidents, and underlying incongruities of serious dance. The fact that men dance all the parts–heavy bodies delicately balancing on toes as swans, sylphs, water sprites, romantic princesses, angst-ridden Victorian ladies–enhances rather than mocks the spirit of dance as an art form, delighting and amusing the most knowledgeable, as well as novices, in the audiences.
The Company has appeared in over 34 countries and over 600 cities worldwide since its founding in 1974.
“The Trocks are a guaranteed hoot for people who know nothing of ballet and an absolute must for those who think they know the originals.” – Sydney Star Observer
Thursday, April 7, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N East St
Bloomington IL 61701