Thursday 31st March 2011
Dance Consortium present
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
“THIS IS THE FUNNIEST NIGHT YOU’LL EVER HAVE AT THE BALLET” Sunday Times
Watch out, ballet’s very-grandes dames are back. After sell-out performances in 2008, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (or ‘The Trocks’ to their friends) return with a fantastic programme, a lorry load of costume changes and lashings of diva attitude.
Winners of the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards and the TMA Theatre Award, The Trocks’ combination of pure comedy, extraordinary technical prowess and genuine love of ballet has made them a global phenomenon since they formed in New York in 1974.
For FUN, GAMES and FROLICS visit www.trockstour.co.uk
Reviews by Roger Clarke and Paul Marston, BehindtheArras:
… “This is not just an extended comedy sketch though. If you really want to parody something you need to be pretty good at it in the first place, the Tommy Cooper and Victor Borge principle.
Thus we have a troop of classically trained ballet dancers who have danced with some pretty impressive companies and their skill and technique is there for all to see – even in tutus.
Yes, we have ballerinas as well, hairy chested and a little heavy thighed, but blokes all the same who not only dispel the myth that men can’t dance en pointe but do it to a level many ballerinas in leading companies would not sniff at. [ …]
[…] You can’t beat it. Ballet with belly laughs.”