Cal Performances presents

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

When
Tue Mar 25
Where
Zellerbach Hall
Time
8pm
Tags
Dance

Description

"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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Location

  1. Zellerbach Hall
    2430 Bancroft Avenue, Berkeley, CA