Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Trocks are proving ballet can be a thoroughly unique experience

Posted By on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 1:00 AM

click to enlarge Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, 7:30-9 p.m., Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $24-$30, sdc-arts.org. - SASCHA VAUGHAN
  • Sascha Vaughan
  • Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, 7:30-9 p.m., Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, $24-$30, sdc-arts.org.
Ballet doesn’t have to be a stuffy, high-class experience in order to be beautiful and evocative. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo — or the Trocks, as they call themselves — have proved this since 1974 when they first took the stage in New York City. Since then, they have toured to more than 600 cities and more than 40 countries and collected quite the following for their totally unconventional style. Comprised entirely of men, the Trocks perform ballet classics such as Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Don Quixote, but as parody and en travesti, which means a good portion of the cast cross-dresses, often for comedic effect. But this isn’t going to be your average drag show. While their performances are, for sure, laugh-out-loud funny, these men take their art seriously, and have the training and talent to back it up. Look forward to some incredible dancing, vibrant costumes and, above all, a thoroughly unique experience. The Seattle Times once praised: “The Trocks sit firmly at the intersection of fun and flawless dance.”

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