Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo: Vancouver
New York’s Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Promises Deliciously Twisted Takes
on Classical Ballet Favourites
Company of All-Male Ballerinas Returns to Vancouver
for Fabulous Frothy Fun in One-Night Only Engagement
VANCOUVER, BC — Show One Productions presents the anticipated return of the world famous, all-male ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (Trocks), onstage February 1, 2020 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. This sensational performance will showcase the Trocks’ wickedly absurd antics and serious dancing chops — featuring sly send-ups of beloved ballet classics and contemporary works. Infused with a heavy dose of highbrow hilarity, this antic-laden evening will offer audiences a chance to experience high-powered diva energy as the men strut their stuff in size 11 pointe shoes.
“The Trocks offer a welcome respite from our challenging times” says Svetlana Dvoretsky, President & Executive Producer of Show One Productions. “In these difficult periods, this production is full of raucous humour and unbridled positivity. Indeed, audiences always have the time of their lives at Trocks’ performances. Whether they are laughing along with the company’s unique rendition of ballet favourites like Swan Lake or delighting at their take on contemporary dance, audiences frequently cite the group’s sensational comic timing and peerless ballet technique as the singular reason they keep coming back again and again.”
Founded by a group of professional dancers in 1974, the New York-based company is dedicated to presenting lovingly crafted parodies of beloved ballet classics. Since its first performance, the company was lauded by audiences and critics alike, with rave reviews from The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Guardian. Trocks soon began a grand tradition of touring the world.
Today the Trocks have performed in more than 30 countries and 500 cities worldwide, including Amsterdam, Auckland, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Moscow (at the famed Bolshoi Theater), Paris (at the Chatelet Theater), Rome, Sydney, Tokyo, and Vienna.
In the four decades since the company’s founding, the original concept of the Trocks has not changed. The company of male dancers performs a wide swath of classical ballet and modern dance repertoire, with careful attention paid to the detailed constructs of dance styles that range from flamenco to folk. The Trocks draw upon satirical interpretations of classical ballet canon, as well as contemporary works by Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Pina Bausch, and much more.
The ensemble’s legendary comedy emerges by incorporating and exaggerating the foibles, accidents, and underlying incongruities of serious dance. The fact that men dance all the parts — bodies delicately balancing en pointe as swans, sylphs, water sprites, romantic princesses, and angst-ridden Victorian ladies — enhances, rather than mocks, the spirit of dance as an art form, delighting and amusing both dance connoisseurs and novice audiences alike.
The Vancouver program will include the company’s perennial mainstay Swan Lake, alongside Pas de Quatre, Dying Swan, and the Vancouver premiere of the contemporary work titled Walspurgisnacht, which was inspired by the Bolshoi Ballet and features music from the opera Faust. Other modern works will be announced from the stage.
Tickets from $25 (plus applicable fees and taxes) at ticketstonight.ca.
Further information at showoneproductions.ca.
About Show One Productions (showoneproductions.ca)
Show One Productions is a full service production company presenting concerts with high-profile classical musicians, opera stars, and orchestras, as well as great dance and theatre companies. Formed in 2004 by Svetlana Dvoretsky, Show One has brought some of the world’s greatest names before Canadian audiences, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Valery Gergiev & Mariinsky Orchestra, Dmirtri Hvorostovsky, Slava’s Snowshow, Eifman Ballet, the Borodin Quartet, and more.
|LISTING INFORMATION||Show One Productions presents
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
|Dates:||February 1, 2020 at 8pm
|Ticket Prices:||$25 to $126.75 (plus applicable fees)
|Venue:||Queen Elizabeth Theatre
630 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
|Tickets and Info:||ticketstonight.ca|