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LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO Returns To The Joyce 12/14-1/2/2011

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The Joyce Theater is thrilled to welcome back LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE Monte Carlo for its biannual three-week NYC holiday engagement, December 14, 2010 - January 2, 2011. The season will feature two different programs and two Joyce premieres, performed by the primo ballerinas that have made this beloved troupe the foremost all-male comic ballet company in the world. To purchase tickets, please call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or via the internet at www.joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue (@ 19th Street) in Chelsea.

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (Tory Dobrin, Artistic Director), the tutu-fabulous all-male international dance sensation, returns to The Joyce Theater with two joyful programs just in time for the holidays. With an astounding mastery of ballet technique, flamboyant personalities, and maybe a little more chest hair than your average Giselle, the world-renowned ballerinas of the TROCKS illuminate the passion, tragedy and joy of classical ballet, all squeezed into size 12 pointe shoes. As London's Sunday Telegraph wrote recently about the company, "We might have come to laugh, but we stayed to worship." This season, see the company's parodying of classical favorites like Swan Lake and contemporary works like Merce Cunningham's Patterns in Space, which Joyce audiences will see for the first time since 2000. Also on this season's programs - two Joyce premieres: From Harlequinade, the TROCKS offer a rarely seen highlight or "Pas d'Action" staged by Elena Kunikova, ballerina of the Maly Opera Ballet of St. Petersburg; and Walpurghisnacht, the fifth act of Faust, with music by the French composer of Ave Maria, Charles Gounod.

With legends like Olga Supphozova, Sveltlana Lofatkina, Lariska Dumbchenko returning with the company, the TROCKS are guaranteed to provide a shimmering, comedic and superlatively danced evening of family-friendly ballet this holiday season.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Tuesday, December 14 at 7:30pm
(Opening of Program A)
Program A
Wednesday, December 15 at 7:30pm
(Humanities Series)
Program A
Thursday, December 16 at 8pm
Program A
Friday, December 17 at 8pm
(Opening of Program B)
Program B
Saturday, December 18 at 8pm
Program B
Sunday, December 19 at 3pm
Program B
Sunday, December 19 at 7:30pm
Program B
Monday, December 20
No Performance
Tuesday, December 21 at 7:30pm
Program B
Wednesday, December 22 at 3pm
Program B
Wednesday, December 22 at 7:30pm
Program B
Thursday, December 23 at 8pm
Program A
Friday, December 24 at 3pm
(Special Christmas Eve Show)
Program A
Saturday, December 25
No Performance
Sunday, December 26 at 3pm
Program A
Sunday, December 26 at 7:30
Program A
Monday, December 27
No Performance
Tuesday, December 28 at 7:30
Program A
Wednesday, December 29 at 3pm
Program A
Wednesday, December 29 at 7:30pm
Program A
Thursday December 30 at 8pm
Program B
Thursday, December 30 at 8pm
Program B
Friday, December 31 at 5pm
(Special New Year's Eve Show)
Program B
Saturday, January 1
No Performance
Sunday, January 2 at 3pm
Program B
Sunday, January 2 at 7:30pm
Program B

Program A:
ChopEniana (Les Sylphides), Patterns in Space, La Vivandiere, Raymonda's Wedding

Program B:
Swan Lake Act II, Pas de Deux to be announced, Pas d'Action from Harlequinade*, Walpurghisnacht*
*Joyce Theater premiere

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo will perform a three-week season at The Joyce Theater from December 14, 2010 - January 2, 2010. Free post-performance "Humanities" dialogue following the Wednesday, December 15 performance. Tickets start at $10, range up to $75 and can be arranged by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or online at www.Joyce.org. Please note: Ticket price subject to change. For more information about the Trocks, including tour schedule, please visit www.trockadero.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street.


ABOUT THE COMPANY
Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts. The TROCKS, as they are affectionately known, quickly garnered a major critical essay by Arlene Croce in The New Yorker, and combined with reviews in The New York Times and The Village Voice, established the Company as an artistic and popular success. By mid 1975, the TROCKS' inspired blend of their loving knowledge of dance, their comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces, was being noted beyond New York. Articles and notices in publications such as Variety, Oui, The London Daily Telegraph, as well as a Richard Avedon photo essay in Vogue, made the Company nationally and internationally known.


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