Les Ballets Trockadero
October 2, 2007 1:10 AM   Subscribe

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.

There was a previous post about the Trocs in the dark age before YouTube.
posted by homunculus (10 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Something like 20 years ago I saw them perform. Of course, it can't possibly be the same people after this many years, but it still was a magnificent show.

For those who aren't in on the joke, "Trockadero" is the name of a subway stop in Paris. That's where they took their name.

And it was definitely strange to see men who were more than 6 feet tall going on point. That's bad enough for a little woman; I can't imagine how much it must hurt for a large man.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 1:27 AM on October 2, 2007

Wow! I know they're supposed to be comedic, but they're very compelling. Thanks for the links, homunculus!
posted by amyms at 1:29 AM on October 2, 2007

One should also mention the operatic analogue of the "Troc," La Gran Scena Opera Co. di New York, under the direction of the ineffable Madame Vera Galupe-Borszkh.
posted by La Cieca at 7:39 AM on October 2, 2007 [1 favorite]

i used to fool around with one of them (also 20 years ago) : >
posted by amberglow at 9:30 AM on October 2, 2007

En pointe, amberglow?

I have a very personal note about a "Troc" performance over 20 years ago. It was my first date with my future 'crazy ex' (an odd choice for a first date, but I'd already bought two tickets intending to take someone else but broke up and then met her a few days before the show). The seats weren't very good so the more subtle of the visual humor was lost (fortunately, they weren't all that subtle), but afterwards, when I told her how impressive it was that the male dancers went 'en pointe', she responded "They were all male?!?" I considered dumping her right then and there, and had I followed through, my life since then would have been so much different...
posted by wendell at 11:37 AM on October 2, 2007 [1 favorite]

Boy ballet students often do a little bit of pointe work to strengthen their feet.
posted by JanetLand at 12:56 PM on October 2, 2007

En pointe, amberglow?

made my toes curl ; >

They're all extraordinarily talented, and totally knowledgable about the history of it and all those famous/silly diva mannerisms and cliches and stuff...(fab legs, too)
posted by amberglow at 3:17 PM on October 2, 2007

And once again, what ever happened to the Cockettes? They were the "toast of New York."
posted by Faze at 8:23 PM on October 2, 2007

I hope romakimmy sees the Grand Pas de Quatre.
posted by homunculus at 11:44 PM on October 2, 2007

homunculus, I've since received a Trocs DVD that includes the Grand Pas. But the links are much appreciated as the DVD is packed away in some box since my last move. :)

And I'm in total awe that amberglow dated a Troc.
posted by romakimmy at 5:30 AM on October 3, 2007

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