DANCE CONSORTIUM PRESENTS
NEW YORK’S ALL-MALE COMEDY BALLET COMPANY
LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO
Last seen in the UK in 2013 and in London’s West End in 2010, New York’s all-male, professional comedy ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo returns to the UK in autumn 2015 for a Dance Consortium tour coming to Mayflower Theatre for the very first time on Friday 9 & Saturday 10 October 2015.
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, or ‘The Trocks‘, as they are affectionately known, present an inspired blend of their loving knowledge of dance, their brilliant comedic approach, and the astonishing fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces.
Dancers Ida Nevasyneva, Olga Supphozova, LariskoDumbchenko and fellow broad-shouldered, hairy-chested ballerinas grace the stage in up to size 12 pointe shoes, with their playful and entertaining take on traditional ballet; a true en travesti parody of favourites from the classical and modern repertoire.
The Trocks’ much welcomed return marks the company’s fourteenth visit to the UK and follows extensive tours to Europe and Japan in spring and summer 2015. The UK performances include the show-stopping Swan Lake Act II; the abstract humour of the Merce Cunningham-inspired Patterns in Space; Go For Barocco, a satire on Balanchine’s choreography complete with killer hips and plenty of attitude, and the fan-flicking, castanet-clicking, UK premiere of Don Quixote (pictured).
The tour programme, which is subject to alteration, will be as follows:
Swan Lake Act II /Patterns in Space / Go for Barocco / Don Quixote
Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts, The Trocksfirst performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts and are now treasured all around the world by audiences and critics alike. In 41 dynamic and non-stop years the award-winning company has clocked up hundreds of thousands of touring miles to over 610 cities in 40 countries. Company dancers currently hail from Australia, Cuba, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Spain and USA.
Under the artistic directorship of Tory Dobrin, who first joined the company as a dancer in 1980, the company continues to appeal to a wide range of theatregoers, from those new to the art form to balletomanes accustomed to the hilarity and precision of these men en pointe.
Wrapped around the tour is a busy education programme, with opportunities to attend a Trocks’ Open Rehearsal, take part in Over 50’s masterclasses or ask members of the company about life as a Trock during one of the many post-show Q&As.
Tickets for Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Friday 9 & Saturday 10 October 2015 are on sale from Mayflower Theatre Box Office tel: 02380 711811 or online at mayflower.org.uk. Ovation Restaurant bookings: 02380 711833