Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo: 50th Anniversary
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2024 at 7:30PM
VENUE Matthews Theater
All of the “ballerinas” dance en pointe — but the genius touch of the Trocks is that while the ballet’s stories and customs are, lovingly, played for laughs, the technique isn’t… And though I’ve seen this “Swan Lake” many times, the variation for four hand-holding swans — three of whom are intently addressing the task at hand, one of whom has enough ham for several sandwiches — remains a comic masterpiece.
Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times
For 50 years, audiences have reveled in the comedic and athletic talents of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, dubbed the World’s Foremost All-Male Comic Ballet Company. Performing in drag and en pointe, the company wields its technical ability with an inventive hilarity, offering a more lighthearted take on the often-dour art of ballet. They celebrate their 50th anniversary in the 2023-2024 season presenting works from throughout the company’s history, including an updated version of the early Trocks classic Yes Virginia, Another Piano Ballet, choreographed by company co-founder Peter Anastos.