Trocks trip the light fantastic

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

AN INTERNATIONALLY famous all-male company of ballet dancers will be treading the boards at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on March 18 and 19.

The Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo company returns to the UK with a new programme of Go For Barocco, Raymonda’s Wedding, a pas de deux (to be announced) and the company’s signature piece, Swan Lake Act II.

Affectionately known as The Trocks, the company’s 16 professional male dancers faithfully bring to life some of the greatest moments of classical ballet, displaying startling technique. 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 and the TMA Theatre Award, The Trocks’ combination of pure comedy, extraordinary technical prowess and genuine love of ballet have made them a global phenomenon since it was formed in New York in 1974.

Tickets are available at a cost of £14 to £27.50 (plus concessions). For more details, call the box office on 0115 989 5555.