Blast From the Past: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo performed for an ecstatic audience at The Paramount last spring. Delightfully eccentric and spectacular, this all-male ballet troupe graced our stage en travesti, displaying not only their incredible skills, but also their humor as they poked fun at the conventions of classical ballet.

We had the opportunity to interview the Trocks last spring, and not only did they share a bit about themselves, they also gave some insight into their danseur personas. Alberto Pretto, for example, performs as Nina Immobliashvili, “the Great Terror of the international ballet word,” and Stanislas Kokitch, “The Forgotten Man of ballet.” Another Trock, Giovanni Ravelo, performs as Irina Kolesterolikova who “was discovered…adrift in a basket on the River Neva by kindly peasants,” and Boris Mudko, “a drunken but talented Russian.” To read more about the Trocks and their personas, scroll back through our Instagram page to April 2019.

While we are diligently working to reschedule many of our spring events, which contribute significantly toward our yearly operating budget, we know we will suffer a devastating loss of revenue as a local nonprofit theater. Please consider making a donation to The Paramount.

Photos by Rob Garland Photographers