Why See Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo?
BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THESE GUYS ARE AN AMERICAN COMPANY!
From the first sold out performance in 1974 in a second story loft theater in Manhattans meat-packing district to this day, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo have travelled all over the world. As the darlings of the ballet world, the "Trocks" combine a loving knowledge of classical ballet with a wicked sense of humor, displaying a startling mastery of technique that will appeal to ballet aficionados and complete novices alike.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The repertoire of the Trocks ranges widely from Swan Lake, Don Quixote, even the Nutcracker, spoofing George Balanchine productions, The HumpBack Horse, Giselle and Les Sylphides. You name it, they have performed it all over the world (even in front of Prince Charles in 2008), and to a fantastically high standard of ballet, as well as being fabulously tongue-in-cheek about it all. What makes this different from other troupes is that the dancers portray both male and female roles in a humorous style that combines ballet parody, posing and physical comedy with "straighter" pieces that aim to showcase the performers' innate technical skills, which include dancing en pointe.Once you get over the shock of seeing athletically built men in tutus, you will be astounded by the level of skill on display. From hardcore ballet fans to newcomers, the Trocks are ones to watch.
Performance date: 4 April 2019
Suitable for ages 8+
Performance times depend on the program
And before you stop reading
All images are copyright of Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo
Cast and Creative
Tory Dobrin - Artistic Director
Isabel Martinez Rivera - Associate Director/Production Manager
Liz Harler - General Manager
Lauren Gibbs - Development Manager
Paul Ghiselin - Ballet Master
Raffaele Morra - Associate Ballet Master
Charla Genn, Elena Kunikova, Iliana Lopez, Ludmila Raianova - Company Teachers & Coaches
Emily McGillicuddy - Lighting Supervisor
Barbara Domue - Associate Production Manager
Ryan Hanson - Wardrobe Supervisor
Tamara Kisle - Company Pianist
What you thought
Seen Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo? Loved it? Hated it?
Help your fellow Sarasota Theater visitors by leaving the first review!Write a review now
Spread the word
Sound good to you? Share this page on social media and let your friends know about Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
Keep up to date
I want email news and updates for events in my area! Read how we protect your data.
Please note: The term Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and/or Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other trademarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and/or Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and/or Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.