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May 16, 2017 Comments Off on Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Return To UW’s Meany Center Views: 2257 *Dragolicious, *Seattle Theaterland, Arts & Entertainment, Classical Dance, Dance

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Return To UW’s Meany Center


Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Hunky male ballet dancers…in drag playing all the female roles in great ballet works.

What’s not to love?

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the internationally known dance company returns to Seattle and the University of Washington’s Meany hall for three shows this Thursday through Saturday. They’ve visited Seattle in the past and the troupe is beloved for their gender bending shows that feature men dancing all the “girly” roles…swans, sprites, sylphs, maidens, princesses, virgins and “angst ridden Victorian” old maids, the men of the Trockadero play them all!

Great seats available here: poo:

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti, Les Ballets Trockadero first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts. The Trocks, as they are affectionately known, quickly garnered a major critical essay by Arlene Croce in The New Yorker, and combined with reviews in The New York Times  and The Village Voice, established the Company as an artistic and popular success.  By mid 1975, the Trocks’ inspired blend of their loving knowledge of dance, their comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance  en pointe  without falling flat on their faces, was being noted beyond New York.  Articles and notices in publications such as Variety, Oui, The London Daily Telegraph, as well as a Richard Avedon photo essay in Vogue, made the Company nationally and internationally known…They have been described by the Sydney Star Observer as “a guaranteed hoot for people who know nothing of ballet and an absolute must for those who think they know the originals.”

Performance Dates

  • Thu May 18 2017 8:00 PM
  • Fri May 19 2017 8:00 PM
  • Sat May 20 2017 8:00 PM

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