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World Stage, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, March 25, 2014


"The extraordinary skill of the Trocks proves that to undo ballet, one must first be able to do ballet" (The Telegraph, London). The all-male drag ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, affectionately known as the Trocks, specializes in a loving critique of the conventions and traditions of ballet: campy and hysterical, but informed and beautifully executed. The company has become an international dance phenomenon, performing canonical works alongside more obscure ballets, dolled up in fabulous costumes, thick makeup, and sporting Ken-doll wigs—all en pointe. The fact that men dance all the parts—heavy bodies delicately balancing on toes as swans, nymphs, princesses—enhances, rather than mocks, the spirit of dance as an art form, delighting knowledgeable ballet audiences and novices alike.

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Donor Event: Donor Intermission
Tue, Mar 25, 8pm
Zellerbach Hall Mezzanine
(Donors of $1,500+)

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Program Notes

Program notes are available approximately one week before the performance.

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Tue, March 25, 8 pm