Blend of ballet and comedy

After a two-year absence, the Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (aka The Trocks) returns to Brighton Dome on Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16, performing Les Sylphides, Pas de Deux, La Vivandière and Walpurgis Night in their unique, tongue-in-cheek manner.

Under the artistic direction of Tory Dobrin, who first joined the company as a dancer in 1980, the company’s professional male dancers bring to life some of the greatest moments of classical ballet, displaying startling technique, explains spokesman Chris Challis.

“Treading a fine line between high art and high camp, it is a fusion that celebrates both the beauty and the essential absurdity of classical ballet. The dancers perform en pointe in glittering tutus, combining a loving knowledge of dance with a wicked sense of fun.

“Winners of the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards (2007) and the TMA Theatre Award (2006), The Trocks’ combination of pure comedy, extraordinary technical prowess and genuine love of ballet have made them a global phenomenon since they formed in New York in 1974. The company has performed in more than 30 countries.”