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Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo

Closed February 12, 2012

The years (and there are four decades of them) have only seen standards rise with the Trocks; the pointe work is more than commendable.

San Francisco Chronicle

Why See Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo?


From the first sold out performance in 1974 in a second story loft theater in Manhattans meat-packing district to this day, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo have travelled all over the world. As the darlings of the ballet world, the "Trocks" combine a loving knowledge of classical ballet with a wicked sense of humor, displaying a startling mastery of technique that will appeal to ballet aficionados and complete novices alike.


The repertoire of the Trocks ranges widely from Swan Lake, Don Quixote, even the Nutcracker, spoofing George Balanchine productions, The HumpBack Horse, Giselle and Les Sylphides. You name it, they have performed it all over the world (even in front of Prince Charles in 2008), and to a fantastically high standard of ballet, as well as being fabulously tongue-in-cheek about it all. What makes this different from other troupes is that the dancers portray both male and female roles in a humorous style that combines ballet parody, posing and physical comedy with "straighter" pieces that aim to showcase the performers' innate technical skills, which include dancing en pointe.Once you get over the shock of seeing athletically built men in tutus, you will be astounded by the level of skill on display. From hardcore ballet fans to newcomers, the Trocks are ones to watch.

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Opening night: 9 February 2012


Suitable for ages 8+

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Performance times depend on the program

Cast and Creative


Tory Dobrin - Artistic Director

Isabel Martinez Rivera - Associate Director/Production Manager

Liz Harler - General Manager

Lauren Gibbs - Development Manager

Paul Ghiselin - Ballet Master

Raffaele Morra - Associate Ballet Master

Charla Genn, Elena Kunikova, Iliana Lopez, Ludmila Raianova - Company Teachers & Coaches

Emily McGillicuddy - Lighting Supervisor

Barbara Domue - Associate Production Manager

Ryan Hanson - Wardrobe Supervisor

Tamara Kisle - Company Pianist

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