From Karen Campbell in the Boston Globe:
Trockadero Ballet blends art, campMore...
Why in the world would anyone want to see a bunch of grown men in tutus and toe shoes tackle some of the most cherished works in the ballet repertoire? The “Dying Swan” with hairy armpits? I mean, really.
Well, leave your skepticism at the door. The 30-year-old Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo presents a crafty, very entertaining blend of high art and serious camp, pairing physical virtuosity with slapstick comedy and wrapping the whole thing in ornate costumes, outrageous wigs, and lots of attitude.
The company’s overly mannered approach to the classics is not only a riotous send-up en travestie, but a surprisingly respectful reinvigoration of a stylized tradition all but lost in the modern ballet world.
From Theodore Bale in the Boston Herald:
Trocks rock house with irreverent ballet parodiesMore...
Olga Supphosova’s interpretation of Odette in “Swan Lake” might not be the most exacting in dance history, but it’s certainly the one you’re least likely to forget. Last night at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, in between her impeccable turns and graceful arabesques, there was an aggressive energy rarely seen in classical ballet. And when one corps member tried to briefly upstage the fiery prima ballerina, Supphosova didn’t hesitate to give her a swift kick right in the tutu.