The divine Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo will be coaxing audiences at New York’s The Joyce Theater into the holiday spirit with their trademark, “technique…cheeky wit. …silly, sophisticated subversion” (The New York Times). The internationally adored all-male troupe – who risk comfort for brilliant work en pointe – mark their 20 years on The Joyce’s stage with two programmes: the New York premiere of Pas de Six from the 1842 Bournoville classic Napoli and their beloved re-enactments of Swan Lake, Paquita, Giselle and Petipa’s Raymonda’s Wedding. The two programs will run from December 13 – 31. On December 14, audiences will be treated to a special Curtain Chat.

The Trocks have enchanted audiences in more than 30 countries on six continents and all 50 US states. For more than 40 years, the company has stayed true to its original vision: professional male dancers, performing the full-range of ballet and modern dance repertoire – including classical and original works – in faithful renditions of the manners and conceits of those dance styles. The comedy is achieved by incorporating and exaggerating the foibles, accidents and underlying incongruities of serious dance. The fact that men dance all of the parts enhances and celebrates – rather than mocks – the spirit of dance as an art form, delighting and amusing a wide audience ranging from ballet aficionados to novices along the way.

For more information and tickets, please visit joyce.org.

Program A: Swan Lake (Act II), Pas de Six from Napoli, Raymonda’s Wedding

December 13 – 15, 21 – 24, 26 – 28

Program B: Giselle (Act II), Paquita

December 16-18, 20, 29 – 31

 

Not near New York City? Catch The Trocks on stage near you. Visit trockadero.org to see their 2017 tour schedule.