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50th Anniversary Tour
Any Trocks fan will tell you—come for the side-splitting comedy, stay for the fantastic dancing! The technically stunning and shockingly elegant all-male comic ballet company of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo make a long-awaited return to Austin with their singular brand of ballet satire. Dance aficionados revel in the company’s smart send-ups of iconic repertory and ballet “newbies” are delighted by the high-camp drama executed with flair and finesse.
Hosted by Performance as Public Practice Fridays @ 2
Explore the history of Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo with this documentary, which was originally created for the PBS American Masters series. As Misty Copeland observed:
“Ballerina Boys isn’t just a beautifully documented history of the groundbreaking Les Ballets Trockadero, it’s a reflection of the ballet world. All that ballet has been, is and should strive to be.”
Friday, Jan 19, 2 p.m. | Winship Building, 2.112
Free and open to the public
Pre-Show Discussion and Q&A
6:45 p.m. on Level 6 of Bass Concert Hall
Raffaele Morra, Ballet Master, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Dr. Enzo E. Vasquez Toral, Assistant Professor, Performance as Public Practice at the University of Texas at Austin
Ticket holders are welcome to hear about the history of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, along with an opportunity to ask questions of the Trocks’ Ballet Master.
Phillip Auth Endowed Dance Fund for Texas Performing Arts
Media Sponsor: Austin PBS // KUT-FM // Gay.Do512
Ballet is a completely absurd art—and we love it to pieces: that’s what Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo proclaims with every move.
– The New York Times