Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is an all-male drag ballet company that mixes the technical perfection of ballet with the humour of a comedy troupe. Using their masculinity to explore femininity and the wide spectrum of sexuality, these dance rebels play up the clichés found in typical ballets that often intimidate people to attend, making the ballet more accessible to a wider audience.
Rebels on Pointe uses a mix of archival and behind-the-scenes footage before the Trocs perform to tell a story about the dance company’s history. But the real heart and soul of the documentary is when the filmmakers highlight individual dancers. Learning about why they love dance and all of their journeys with the Trocs is bound to put a smile on your face.
Screening on May 29, 2017 at 5:15 pm. More Info.