Music: Ludwig Minkus
Choreography: Marius Petipa
The exaggerated movements; the silly, affected smiles; the missteps and intentional mistakes laced with the serious technique that only highly trained dancers are capable of. These “ballerinas” are ballerinas of parody. These “ballerinas” are the “Trocks”, the all-male in drag troup of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.
But all parody aside, you have to love the series of fouette en tournant. Amazing enough for anyone…but for a man en pointe? Well, just plain incredible.
Seriously, these men are talented. So give credit as credit is due…not only for their pulling off a parody of a serious art form but for being amazingly good technically…and just plain good at their craft.
If you love ballet and consider yourself a purist, you may or may not be able to watch this video! But whatever your leanings, your inclinations, or your preferences….these men will make you laugh, lighten your load, and make you realize that sometimes we just need to have a little fun!