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Les Ballets Trockadero at the Modlin Center for the Arts

Tuesday, Jan. 19 and Wednesday, Jan. 20.


There's an inherent feeling of fragility when it comes to the female roles in classical ballet. Every pose and graceful movement is designed to be soft and beautiful. Hardly adhering to such silly visual requirements are the dancers of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. Led by artistic director Tory Dobrin, this all-male drag ballet group has found significant success using its corps of linebacker physiques to parody the clichAcs of old-world dance. Featuring plenty of lampooning send-ups from a repertoire including “Swan Lake,” “The Nutcracker” and “Giselle,” the Trocks bring their hairy chests and specialized en pointe slippers to the Modlin Center for the Arts for two stage performances Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alice Jepson Theatre. $8-$36. 289-8980.

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