Popular all-male ballet company returns to Yardley Hall

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Photo courtesy of JCCC Performing Arts Series.

by Graciela Becerra

Features Editor

gbecerr1@jccc.edu

Photo courtesy of JCCC Performing Arts Series.
Photo courtesy of JCCC Performing Arts Series.

Back by popular demand, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo will perform at Yardley Hall at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Meant to be a fun and playful interpretation of classic ballet, the Trocks, as they’re affectionately referred to, consists of professional dancers equipped with feminine costumes, makeup and wigs.

“I think that could bring a lot of humor,” said Emma Rolf, student. “People might want to go see it because it’s an unusual thing.”

The male dancers portray female characters in acts such as the Nutcracker, Don Quixote and Swan Lake.

“I think it’s pretty interesting,” said Natasha Mwashighadi, student. “I’m against gender rules, so I think it’s progressive.”

The all-male comic ballet company was founded in 1974 and began performing in late shows at off-Broadway lofts. Since their beginnings, the Trocks have become incredibly popular. They’ve gone on several successful tours and earned many awards and recognitions.

“[I think] people that are open-minded enough will find it entertaining,” said Mwashighadi. “But people that are closed-minded might find it unappealing and think it’s just guys in makeup.”

As of publication, tickets are still available and can be purchased at the box office in the Carlsen Center. For more information regarding the show and tickets, the box office can be reached at 913-469-4445.

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