Culture Meets Camp: Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo At The Joyce

Photo Credit: Zoran Jelenic 

If you like your culture with a bit of camp, the world-famous, all-male ballet troupe Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo brings its considerable dance skills and ample slapstick humor to The Joyce Theater for a three-week run that’ll stuff your stockings with holiday cheer.

Known colloquially as “The Trocks,” the classically trained troupe observes balletic tropes while turning gender roles on their head. The male dancers perform all the roles, from jaunty prince to timid maiden, complete with tutus and pointe shoes. It’s nice to know there’s a place for genderfluid little boys to realize their prima ballerina dreams.

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