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The Boys are Back in Town: Les Ballets Trockadero Return to Vancouver by Popular Demand

Photo Credit To Zoran Jelenic

New York’s All-Male Ballerinas Are Back With More Highbrow Hilarity

VANCOUVER, BC – Show One Productions presents the return of world-infamous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo on January 20 & 21, 2017 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Founded by a group of professional dancers in 1974, the New-York based company is dedicated to presenting saucily skewered, lovingly crafted parodies of the beloved ballet classics. Since its first performances, the company was recognized and lauded by audiences and esteemed critics alike, including The New Yorker, New York Times, The Guardian, and Village Voice, and began a grand tradition of international touring shortly thereafter.

Swan Lake, photo by Sascha Vaughan
Swan Lake, photo by Sascha Vaughan

Today, Les 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 Les Trocks has not changed. The company of professional male dancers perform a full range of classical ballet and modern dance repertoire, with faithful and attentive detail paid to the manners and conceits of the various dance styles.

Odalisques, photo by Zoran Jelenic
Odalisques, photo by Zoran Jelenic

Legendary Comedy

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 – heavy 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 novice and knowledgeable audiences alike.

Date: Jan. 20 & 21 at 8pm
Ticket prices: $29 to $129 (plus applicable fees)
Address: The Queen Elizabeth Theatre 600 Block Hamilton St. Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1
Box Office: Online at ticketstonight.ca By Phone at 1-877-840-0457
Website/Info: showoneproductions.ca

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