The Trocs" are the jocks with guts to be gutsy and take on the entrenched belief that only females can dance on point.
Since 1974, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has been "dancing the fine line between high art and high camp the world over," says Don Steffy, executive director of the Pike Performing Arts Center, by way of introducing the all-male ballet and modern dance company for a one-night performance, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at Pike, 6701 Zionsville Road.
What began in an off-off Broadway loft earned a critical essay in The New Yorker and rave reviews in The New York Times and The Village Voice, and established The Trocs "as an artistic and popular success." Proving that critics do know what they're trumpeting, The Trocs have been bandying their business of comedy and showcasing their depth of scholarship about ballet. Their cross-over between, and fusion of, ballet, jazz, modern and Broadway musical-style dancing informs the repertoire from the classic Swan Lake to the modern Lamentations of J Eyre. They excel in stopping the show to wonder, with the audience, what those twirls and hand movements and leaps and lifts are really about. The Trocs are a boon to hooking first-time ballet audience members into becoming die-hard followers.
Tickets are $18-$13. Call 317-216-5455 or log onto www.PikePAC.org.