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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is an all-male drag ballet corps parodying the clichés of romantic and classical ballet. It was founded by choreographer Peter Anastos in the United States in 1974 as a group producing small shows for friends, performing late-late shows in  The Joyce Theater New York, New York August 12-24, 2002

They're back! The wigs are better, and so is the dancing. Trockadero Artistic Director Tory Dobrin has assembled fifteen talented dancers, and Ballet Mistress Pamela Pribisco has assiduously drilled their thirty personas. (Each has a male and a female identity.) Their chief technical flaw is that they sometimes get so excited by the applause they evoke that they don't nail the finishes on big turns.

The Trocks' warhorse, Swan Lake Act II (with choreography after Lev Ivanov), is still trotting. Here it starred a more muscular than lyrical--though technically sure--Sveltlana Lofatkina (Fernando Medina Gallego) as Odette and stalwart Pepe Dufka (Raffaele Morra) as her Prince Siegfried. Much of the comedy worked: Tiny Igor Slowpokin (Manolo Molina), as Siegfried's confidante Benno, made a huffy exit, tripping ignominiously over a kneeling swan and in chagrin, gave her a kick. But wrong-way swans, withering glares, and pratfalls begged so broadly for laughs that one longed for less.

Agnes de Mille's 1928 solo Debut at the Opera, a trifle reconstructed by Janet Eilber and set to Delibes's music, was wrung for comedy by veteran Trock Ida Nevasayneva (Paul Ghiselin) in a Degasesque saffron tutu. She played a nervous young dancer, backstage, who keeps adjusting her painful toe shoe and falling out of pirouettes as she anticipates her auspicious first entrance. Spiky Nevasayneva also danced her signature role, The Dying Swan, hysterically milking the pathos and the curtain calls, topping the most histrionic histrionic /his·tri·on·ic/ (his?tre-on´ik) excessively dramatic or emotional, as in histrionic personality disorder; see under personality.  of Russian divas

The grand pas de deux pas de deux

(French; “step for two”)

Dance for two performers. A characteristic part of classical ballet, it includes an adagio, or slow dance, by the ballerina and her partner; solo variations by the male dancer and then the ballerina; and a coda, or
 from Robert La Fosse's Stars and Stripes Forever For other uses, see Stars and Stripes Forever (disambiguation).
"Stars and Stripes Forever" is a patriotic American march widely considered to be the magnum opus of composer John Philip Sousa. By act of Congress, it is the National March of the United States of America.
 was an unannounced bonus. Sturdy "virtuosa vir·tu·o·sa  
A woman who is a virtuoso.

[Italian, feminine of virtuoso, virtuoso; see virtuoso.]
" Olga Supphozova (Robert Carter) was partnered by one of the three Legupski brothers--Dimitri (Ari Mayzick), to be precise. He's a sweet pup with a mean back-flip, and Supphozova's fouette turns with triple (count 'em!) pirouettes in between stopped the show.

"Pas de Trois pas de trois  
n. pl. pas de trois
A dance for three.

[French : pas, step + de, of, for + trois, three.]

Noun 1.
 des Odalisques" from Petipa's Le Corsaire was a showpiece for Lariska Dumbchenko (Morra), Colette Adae (Jason Hadley), and Supphozova. They went for broke with technically tough variations that could give ABT a run for its money. In Fokine's Les Sylphides, the only man, poetically emaciated e·ma·ci·ate  
tr. & intr.v. e·ma·ci·at·ed, e·ma·ci·at·ing, e·ma·ci·ates
To make or become extremely thin, especially as a result of starvation.
 Vladimir Legupski (Raymell Jamison), who looked nothing like his brothers Dimitri and Nikolai), was so disengaged that his barrel-chested partner, Margeaux Mundeyn (Yonny Manaure), had trouble getting him to partner her.

Petipa's Paquita is a carnival of tricky variations by five etoiles: Nadia Rombova (Jai Williams), Maria Paranova (Jamison), Fifi Barkova (Molina), Sylphia Belchick (Carlos Garcia), and go-to gal Supphozova, backed by a classy corps, including Gerd Tord (Bernd Burgmaier), Maria Gertrudes Clubfoot clubfoot or talipes (tăl`əpēz'), deformity in which the foot is twisted out of position. Maldevelopment is usually congenital, although it can result from injury or disease (e.g., poliomyelitis) after birth.  (Edgar Cortes), Yurika Sakitumi (Hiroto Natori), and Elena Kumonova (Grant Thomas). Resident costume designer Mike Gonzales, who has infinitely enhanced the wardrobe overall, outdid out·did  
Past tense of outdo.
 himself with luscious tutus. Kip Marsh's and Tricia Tolliver's crisp lighting highlighted their rich hues.
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Title Annotation:Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
Author:Solomons, Gus, Jr
Publication:Dance Magazine
Article Type:Critical Essay
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Date:Nov 1, 2002
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