February 5, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center
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and amusing the most knowledgeable, as well as novice, audiences, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
presents a playful and entertaining view of traditional classical ballet as it
simultaneously parodies its conventions and clichés.
Trocks” is a company of professional male dancers performing the full range of
the ballet and modern dance repertoire in faithful renditions, all the while incorporating
and exaggerating the foibles, accidents, and underlying incongruities of the serious
dance. The fact that men dance all the parts—heavy bodies delicately
balancing on toes as swans, sylphs, water sprites, romantic princesses,
and angst-ridden Victorian ladies—enhances rather than mocks the spirit of dance
as an art form.
American, all-male, drag ballet corps was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet
enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting the traditional romantic ballet in
parody form and en travesti. The dancers quickly garnered major critical acclaim, establishing them as an artistic and
popular success. By mid-1975, the Trocks’ inspired blend of their loving
knowledge of dance, their comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can,
indeed, dance en pointe without
falling flat on their faces, was being noted beyond New York.
those beginnings, the Trocks have established themselves as a major dance
phenomenon throughout the world. They have participated in dance festivals and
appeared on television programming across the globe. They have had their own
network specials in Japan, Germany, and France, and have even performed live
for the British royal family.
for Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
are available by clicking on the button above or by calling the Lively Arts’
ticket office at 724-357-1313. Tickets for any seats remaining will be sold
at the door starting one hour prior to the performance start time. Tickets are
priced at $40 for regular admission, $36 for seniors (60 or older), and $18 for
active I-Card holders, students, and children. Group rates are available for
parties of 15 or more.
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