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En pointe: Ballet meets comedy at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Last Updated Jan 11, 2017 at 6:26 am PDT

(Photo by Trockadero photographer Jean-Philippe Dobrin)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It’s a mix of comedy and ballet. Trockadero is making a return to Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre this month.

Artistic Director Tory Dobrin who says it’s not often you can watch a world class all-male company ballerinas who are also comedians.

“If you want to have a really good time and look at ballet in a completely different way and laugh a lot, this is the show for you,” says Dobrin.

He says the show is about two hours long and has ballet performances that you’re likely already familiar with. “The first ballet will be Swan Lake Act Two, which is sort of our signature piece. It’s very campy, very fun,” teases Dobrin. “The last act will be our One Act Don Quixote, which is an older Russian style ballet that is quite famous…lots of fun costumes, great music, good dancing.”

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded 40 years ago. It’s based out of New York City, but Dobrin says the dancers come from all over the world.

“We have several Italians, we have some Spaniards, we have a Hungarian and a Chinese [dancer]. Half of the company is American and half come from other parts of the year. We actually had a Canadian man one year.”

The show is here on January 20th and 21st.