Jan McNulty Posted January 30, 2013 Share Posted January 30, 2013 The Trocks arrived at the Lowry last night with a hilarious evening of serious ballet! The evening had all the features we have come to expect from The Trocks including the pre-performance announcement of what we were going to see. My one niggle is that cast sheets weren't available so we couldn't easily identify the dancers despite the variety of photographs of them in the programme. So we started the evening with a hilarious rendition of Les Sylphides. The onstage squabbles between the leading and corps Sylphs causing howls of laughter from the audience. In amongst all the jokes we did see some excellent dancing. After the interval we were treated to a terrific performance of Black Swan PDD. There were some jokes but basically the dancing outshone them. Odile's fouettes were scintillating and so well spotted. Seigfried was the only other dancer I have seen doing Chi Cao's party trick of double tours in alternating directions. Bravo to both these dancers - I'm only sorry I can't name them. Then La Vivandiere which was absolutely gorgeous. Yes, the little jokes were there but again much fine dancing to admire. This second part of the evening ended with Dying Swan - what can I say! The evening ended with the hugely entertaining and highly camp Walpurgis Night. I loved the faun costumes with the horns - all adding to the fun. If you wanted an evening full of laughter and some great dancing - go see The Trocks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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