Promo: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo.(touring)


Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (aka The Trocks)

  • Countdown begins to The Trocks UK and Ireland Tour 2018
  • Tour includes the first audio-described performances for Dance Consortium, in partnership with Sightlines Audio Description Services
  • Plus screenings of Rebels on Pointe – a film by Bobbi Jo Hart, and starring The Trocks

The countdown begins until Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (affectionately known as The Trocks), the multi-award winning all-male, comedy ballet company, returns to the UK and receives its Ireland premiere this autumn during an eight-week, twelve-venue tour beginning at The Peacock in London on 11 September and concluding at Grand Opera House in Belfast on 3 November.

For 44 years, The Trocks have been delighting audiences of all ages at sell-out performances featuring their fabulous sense of fun and their flawless dance.

Hailing from New York City, the company is loved worldwide for their sassy spoofs and hilarious homages to classical ballet and modern dance, where each of the 18 dancers transform into two personas, both male and female.

Every performance frivolously froths with tutus and testosterone, blush-pink ballet pumps, fierce fake eyelashes and hyperbolic prima ballerina attitudes; however, what makes this company extraordinarily special is their immaculate dance technique and daring physicality, surpassed only by their unmatchable comic timing.


During their incredible history, The Trocks have performed in over 600 cities in 38 countries. Following their last UK tour in 2015, The Trocks were nominated for an Outstanding Company Award at the Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards (2016, UK) alongside Bolshoi Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet and Scottish Ballet. The 2018 engagement marks the company’s fifteenth visit to the UK and first time in Ireland and follows extensive tours across the USA, Japan and Europe.

The tour includes five audio-described performances for blind and visually-impaired patrons. Each audio-described performance features a Touch Tour and an opportunity to meet members of the company. Dance Consortium is working with Sightlines Audio Description Services to deliver the audio-described performances in London, Newcastle, Cardiff, Nottingham and Belfast.

In addition to the live performances, screenings of Rebels on Pointe, a film by Bobbi Jo Hart and starring The Trocks will be shown in advance of and during the stage tour. Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams, family, loss and love, Rebels on Pointe is the first-ever feature documentary celebrating the company. The film juxtaposes behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, intimate character-driven stories and dance performances shot in North America, Japan and Europe, including the UK tour in 2015. Rebels on Pointe is a creative blend of gender, diversity, passion and purpose. A story which ultimately proves that a ballerina is not only a woman dancing – but an act of rebellion in a tutu.

Screenings of Rebels on Pointe can be seen in Belfast, Nottingham, Buxton, Edinburgh and Inverness.

For full tour dates and to book tickets visit www.danceconsortium.com

#TrocksUK

LISTINGS:

LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO – UK and IRELAND Tour 2018 – LIVE PERFORMANCES:

Sadler’s Wells’ The Peacock LONDON, Portugal St, London WC2A 2HT

11 – 15 September at 7.30pm, plus matinee 16 September at 2.30pm

(Swan Lake Act II; La Trovatiara; The Little Humpback Horse) PRESS NIGHT WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER

18 – 22 September at 7.30pm, plus matinee 22 September at 2.30pm

(Les Sylphides; Napoli; Raymonda’s Wedding) PRESS NIGHT TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

Tickets: 020 7863 8222 http://www.peacocktheatre.com

Mayflower Theatre Southampton

(Les Sylphides; La Trovatiara; Paquita)

28 & 29 September at 7.30pm

Tickets: 02380 711811 http://www.mayflower.org.uk

Theatre Royal Newcastle

(Les Sylphides; La Trovatiara; Paquita)

2 & 3 October at 7.30pm

Tickets: 08448 11 21 21 http://www.theatreroyal.co.uk

Hull New Theatre HULL

(Swan Lake Act II; Esmeralda; Paquita)

5 & 6 October at 7.30pm

Tickets: 01482 300306 http://www.hulltheatres.co.uk

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre DUBLIN (as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival)

(Swan Lake Act II; Esmeralda; Paquita)

9 & 10 October at 7.30pm

Tickets: 0818 719 377 (Ticketmaster) http://www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

Buxton Opera House BUXTON

(Swan Lake Act II; Esmeralda; Paquita)

13 October at 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Tickets: 01298 72190 http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff

(Les Sylphides; La Trovatiara; Paquita)

16 & 17 October at 7.30pm

Tickets: 029 2063 6464 http://www.wmc.org.uk

The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury

(Les Sylphides; La Trovatiara; Paquita)

19 & 20 October at 7.30pm

Tickets: 01227 787787 http://www.marlowetheatre.com

Royal Concert Hall Nottingham

(Swan Lake Act II; Esmeralda; Paquita)

23 & 24 October at 7.30pm

Tickets: 0115 989 5555

http://www.trch.co.uk

Eden Court Theatre Inverness

(Les Sylphides; La Trovatiara; Paquita)

26 & 27 October at 7.30pm

Tickets: 01463 234234

http://www.eden-court.co.uk

Festival Theatre Edinburgh

(Les Sylphides; La Trovatiara; Paquita)

30 & 31 October at 7.30pm

Tickets: 0131 529 6000 http://www.capitaltheatres.com

Grand Opera House BELFAST

(Les Sylphides; La Trovatiara; Paquita)

2 & 3 November at 7.30pm

Tickets: 028 9024 1919 http://www.goh.co.uk

Rebels on Pointe – CINEMA screenings:

Monday 30 July at 7pm (as part of Belfast Pride)

Grand Opera House, Belfast – Baby Grand (black box studio)

Tickets: £5 – https://www.goh.co.uk/whats-on/rebels-on-pointe/ // 028 9024 1919

Sunday 2 September at 12pm

Broadway Cinema, 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham NG1 3AL

Tickets: £4.50 – £9 – http://www.broadway.org.uk/events/film-rebels-on-pointe

Saturday 8 September at 7.30pm

Buxton Cinema, Pavilion Arts Centre, St John’s Road, Buxton SK17 6BE

Tickets:  £5 – https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/event/rebels-on-pointe-film // 01298 72190

Thursday 13 September at 7.30pm

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Tickets: £14.50 – http://www.capitaltheatres.com/rebelsonpointe // 0131 529 6000

Saturday 13 October at 6.15pm

Eden Court, Inverness

Tickets: £7-10 (includes concessions) – http://www.eden-court.co.uk // 01463 234234

Dance Consortium is a group of 19 large scale UK venues with a shared passion for engaging people with the best contemporary dance from across the world. Since its formation in 2000 Dance Consortium has presented 41 tours by 22 different companies from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, France, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Israel and the USA. Their performances and education activities have been experienced by hundreds of thousands of people across all parts of the UK. Dance Consortium receives investment as a national portfolio organisation of Arts Council England.

Dance Consortium members: Grand Opera House Belfast; Birmingham Hippodrome; Alhambra Theatre Bradford; Brighton Dome; Marlowe Theatre Canterbury; Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff; Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin; Festival Theatre Edinburgh; Curve Theatre Leicester; Sadler’s Wells London; Milton Keynes Theatre; Theatre Royal Newcastle; Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham with Dance 4; Theatre Royal Plymouth; The Lowry Salford; The Mayflower, Southampton; New Victoria Theatre, Woking; Hull, New Theatre; Norwich Theatre Royal. Buxton Opera House (Guest Member 2018/19), Eden Court Theatre Inverness (Guest Member 2018/19).

www.danceconsortium.com @DanceConsortium www.facebook.com/danceconsortium

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