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Dance legends to tread a fine line

THE legendary Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - made up of 16 professional male dancers - is set to dance its way to the Birmingham Hippodrome this season as part of a Dance Consortium tour.

THE legendary Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - made up of 16 professional male dancers - is set to dance its way to the Birmingham Hippodrome this season as part of a Dance Consortium tour.

Known as 'The Trocks', the company treads a fine line between high art and high camp, with dancers including Ida Nevasayneva, Sveltlana Lofatkina and Lariska Dumbchenko, performing en pointe in glittering tutus displaying a fascinating knowledge of dance with a sense of humour. Works include the company's signature piece Swan Lake, Act II.

Founded in 1974, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo have since performed in over 500 cities around the world. Under the artistic direction of Tory Dobrin, the company has garnered huge popularity with fan clubs as far afield as Japan, and regular tours across the world.

The 2004/2005 tour marked the company's 30th anniversary which included performances at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. They have been the subject of many television shows across the world including a South Bank Show documentary and in 2006 won the Critics Circle Award for most outstanding repertoire.

The Trocks perform from November 5-8 at Birmingham Hippodrome. Tickets are priced from £11.50-£29.50. Evenings at 7.30pm and Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets are available from Birmingham Hippodrome online at www.birminghamhippodrome.com or by ringing 0844 338 5000. Tickets are available from Birmingham Hippodrome online at www.birminghamhippodrome.com or by ringing 0844 338 5000. ..SUPL:

 

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