“The performances are hilarious, but the dancing is no joke.” (New York Times)
In the world of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, there’s the high-camp fun of men cavorting on stage in full ballerina regalia—elaborate wigs and makeup, tutus molting swan feathers, oversized toe shoes—and then there’s the hard work of carrying it all off. How do 160 lb. guys stay en pointe, much less lift their muscled partners in the air? Rebels on Pointe pulls back the curtain on the all-male “Trocks” to reveal the dancers’ poignant personal stories, the physical demands of training, and the invention behind the laugh-out-loud performances that continue, after 40 years, to upend ballet and gender conventions and earn the company a passionate following around the globe.
Join us for a light reception in the Jane Peck Gallery following the screening.