After their sell-out season earlier this year The Trocks are back at the Peacock Theatre. I missed the first night as it clashed with the Guillem/Khan opening at Sadlers Wells, but when I saw them last night the lively programme included an item I'd not seen them dance before - The Flames of Paris pas de deux. Extremely well danced and rib achingly funny at the same time.
A nice article in The Guardian tells of the perils of touring and how it took a Turkish child's laughter to convince the adults in the audience it was okay to laugh. But though they eventually won over the Turks, they weren't as successful with a posh Spanish audience when, as they put it, "you've never seen diamonds and sequins move so fast."
http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/sto ... e_continue