Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
March 2, 2024 at 8 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts
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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 8 p.m.
Collins Center for the Arts

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company,  brings its internationally beloved troupe of dancers to the CCA as part of its landmark 50th anniversary season featuring gems from across the company’s groundbreaking repertoire.  Founded in New York City in 1974, the company, affectionately known as the Trocks, has grown from its roots in late-late shows in off-off Broadway lofts to a global touring sensation, performing from Tokyo to Toronto and everywhere in between.  The company dances en travesti with razor-sharp wit and breathtaking pointe work, performing polished parodies of works that span the classical ballet canon.  Revered by ballet aficionados as well as by those who don’t know a plié from a jeté, the Trocks are “a guaranteed hoot for people who know nothing of ballet and an absolute must for those who think they know the originals.” (Sydney Star Observer).

Tickets starting at $27 for adults and $16 for K-12 students, including all fees.

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PRE-SHOW TALK – “The paradox of parody: loving what we mock and mocking what we love”

Join us for a pre-performance lecture presented by the Clement & Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center.
7 p.m. talk, followed by a reception in our Patron Lounge.
The talk will be given by D Granke, UMaine assistant professor of theatre.*

We will examine the art of parody and how the humor involved in imitation involves intimate knowledge of the subject being mocked and in the case of performance a virtuosity in the medium represented.

Thank you to our show sponsor:

Rudman Winchell Counselors at Law

Funding provided by:

Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series

& the Barbara Cassidy Fund


The Trocks on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As ambassadors of LGBTQ culture and acceptance, the Trocks remain committed to supporting, mentoring, and inspiring the next generation of LGBTQ performers and arts appreciators; supporting LGBTQ elderly and mentoring LGBTQ youth; and serving as an integral link to the history, traditions, and future of LGBTQ performance. While we recognize that there is still much to be done to achieve full diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in the ballet world, within our own company, and in the world at large, we strive to build and deepen this work both on and offstage. The board, staff, and company of Les Ballets Trockadero proudly stand together with those who embrace a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusivity and accessibility in all its forms.


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  • D Granke is a Director, Fight Director, Intimacy Director, and Theatre Movement Specialist based in Bangor, Maine.

    Directing Credits include: A Clockwork Orange (Jobsite Theatre), Ready Steady Yeti Go (Stageworks) Macbeth and Richard III (Tampa Shakes) Beruit and Blue Surge (Cena/Cenari) Bethany and Tender Napalm (TRT2) Everybody (University of Maine), and US Drag, They Don’t Pay We Won’t Pay, The Wolves, and She Kills Monsters (Theatre USF) They are currently the resident director of Unto these Hills.

    Selected Fight Direction credits include: The Black Suits (Joe’s Pub), Born Yesterday, Morning After Grace, and The Little Foxes (Asolo Repertory Theatre), FLY, American Son, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Florida Studio Theatre), The Piano Lesson, The Mountain Top, and Dearly Departed (Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe),  Vietgone, The Invisible Hand and Bad Jews (American Stage),  The Niceties, Dry Land, Dike, and Pilgrims (Urbanite), Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Richard the III (Tampa Shakes), The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Diety and In the Blood (Stageworks), Hamlet, As You Like It, A Skull In Conemarra,  and Gloucester Blue (Jobsite Theatre), Don Giovanni, Faust, Il Trovatore, Carmen, Tales of Hoffman, and La Boheme (St Petersburg Opera), Voodoo Macbeth and Take Me Out (Studio 620), A View from the Bridge (Tampa Rep), Appropriate (Three Bone Theatre) Carmen (Opera Orlando) and Unto these Hills and Time of War (Cherokee Historical Association)

    Selected Intimacy Direction Credits include: Vietgone (American Stage), Ruby (Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe), The Cake and The Vibrator Play (Studio at Tierra Del Sol) At The Wake of a Dead Drag Queen, Sender, and Pilgrims (Urbanite Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Jobsite Theatre) and Stupid F!@#ing Bird (Tampa Rep)

    They hold a BFA from the University of Michigan, and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and are certified as a teacher and fight director by the SAFD. They are currently an Assistant Professor at University of Maine. They have taught theatrical combat and intimacy across the country including at the National Stage Combat Workshops, and as a Lead Instructor for Intimacy Directors International.