Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Les Ballets Trockadero

Asheville will be getting a special treat this month as Les Ballets Trockadero, a world renowned ballet troupe, will be performing at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Friday January 22nd at 7:30 pm. Formed in 1974, Les Ballets Trockadero (the Trocks as they're affectionately called) is self described as "dancing the fine line between high art and high camp."

From their website: It is a Company of professional male dancers performing the full range of the 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 the parts--heavy bodies delicately balancing on toes as swans, sylphs, water sprites, romantic princesses, angst-ridden Victorian ladies--enhances rather than mocks the spirit of dance as an art form, delighting and amusing the most knowledgeable, as well as novices, in the audiences.

Tickets for this show are $20-55 and are available at the Civic Center Box Office or by calling 828.225.5887. More information can be found at Asheville Bravo Concerts.

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