Ballet parody perfection

Les Ballets Trockadero in Paquita. Photo by Zoran Jelenic.

Escape the coronavirus gloom for a time and have some fun as the Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo launch their virtual performance programme.  

The Trocks, as they are affectionately known, are an all-male American troupe of ballet dancers whose performances could be described as 80% Royal Ballet and 20% Morecambe and Wise. Their hilarious parody of the infinitely spoofable world of classical ballet and modern dance is underpinned by real technical skill. Founded in 1974, Les Ballets Trockadero  de Monte Carlo began with small, late-night shows in off-Broadway venues. In recent years they have toured all over the world, and entertained Royalty at the Royal Variety Performance.

Currently unable to perform live due the coronavirus pandemic, they promise ‘to bring some laughter and glamour into your house, apartment, or castle’ with #trocksathome.

On select Tuesdays, you can join company members on the Trocks Instagram account to chat live, ask questions, learn excerpts from the repertoire, and more!  Follow @lesballetstrockadero for details. On Thursdays, fans will be offered a peek into the Trocks archives, offering rarely seen photos and video clips from the company’s 45-year history. And every sescond Friday, the company will post a full-length ballet online to be enjoyed from the comfort of your couch. The current online production is Paquita, running until 24th April.

For more information about the company, visit www.trockadero.org

Click here to see their current online production.