Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks) opened in London this week to kick off their UK tour. The New
Tory Dobrin’s all-male company have not only made a name for themselves in comedy
The Trocks open with Act II of Swan Lake from Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet. The
The Harlequinade pas de deux with Long Zou and Takaomi Yoshino is a real piece of beauty. Their charming performance is delivered with sublime chemistry and rich characterisation. This is also reflected in Duane Gosa’s Dying Swan which is the real highlight of the production. With inventive costume and design, Gosa’s performance is spectacularly performed with sharp pointe work and effortlessly commanding stage presence.
Having toured to the UK many times, I’m aware there are less physical jokes in the latest production as they subtly shift towards showcasing the remarkable talent of the company. However, when there are jokes, they are ridiculously funny and the dancers’ comedy timing clearly comes naturally.
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo