Les Ballets Trockadero

Les Ballets Trockadero

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Director: Luc Riolon

Cast: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

     
 

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This documentary captures ballet performances from sections of Swan Lake. The music is performed by the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra under the conduct of Pierre-Michel Durand. There is also an interview with the ballet company's artistic director Tony Dobrin.  See more details below

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This documentary captures ballet performances from sections of Swan Lake. The music is performed by the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra under the conduct of Pierre-Michel Durand. There is also an interview with the ballet company's artistic director Tony Dobrin.

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Like Victor Borge or Peter Schickele's P.D.Q. Bach, "Les Ballets Trockadero" (the "Trocks," to fans) bring the power of parody crashing down on the stage of artistic purity. Founded in 1974 by a group of dancers bent on bending the rules of classical ballet to the point of breaking, the Trocks serve up standard and original dance repertoire with all-male casts and remain a popular draw around the globe. This first of two Trock DVDs recorded at the Maison de la Danse in Lyon, France, affords five pieces, beginning with the troupe's signature take on Act II of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. Riccardo Drigo's Le Corsair ("Pas de Deux") is next, followed by "Go for Barocco," an aesthetically yeasty mix of Johann Sebastian Bach and George Balanchine that puts the "mod" in moderne (or maybe it's the "erne"?). Michel Fokine's setting of Camile Saint-Saëns' The Dying Swan follows (a longer version appears on Vol. 2); and the 87-minute programs closes with "Raymonda's Wedding," a gleeful extravaganza set to the music of Alexander Glazunov. Fans will appreciate the 12-minute interview with Trockadero artistic director Tory Dobin that appears on the DVD. The Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra supplies the musical accompaniment, with Pierre-Michel Durand conducting.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/16/2002
UPC:
0824121000042
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
NR
Source:
Tdk Dvd Video
Region Code:
134
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:40:00

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening [:26]
2. Swan Lake, Act II [2:19]
3. Swan Lake, Act II [1:30]
4. Swan Lake, Act II [3:18]
5. Swan Lake, Act II [3:21]
6. Swan Lake, Act II [2:24]
7. Swan Lake, Act II [7:08]
8. Swan Lake, Act II [1:43]
9. Swan Lake, Act II [1:49]
10. Swan Lake, Act II [2:04]
11. Swan Lake, Act II [2:33]
12. Swan Lake, Act II [4:53]
13. Le Corsaire (Pas de Deux) [3:57]
14. Le Corsaire (Pas de Deux) [1:06]
15. Le Corsaire (Pas de Deux) [1:18]
16. Le Corsaire (Pas de Deux) [2:24]
17. Go for Barocco [6:09]
18. Go for Barocco [3:13]
19. Go for Barocco [4:20]
20. The Dying Swan [3:03]
21. The Dying Swan [2:34]
22. Raymonda's Wedding [1:48]
23. Raymonda's Wedding [2:07]
24. Raymonda's Wedding [3:48]
25. Raymonda's Wedding [1:11]
26. Raymonda's Wedding [1:12]
27. Raymonda's Wedding [1:53]
28. Raymonda's Wedding [1:18]
29. Raymonda's Wedding [1:22]
30. Raymonda's Wedding [3:08]
31. Raymonda's Wedding [6:05]
32. Credits [1:02]

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Les Ballets Trockadero 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The old school has a new twist with this amazing performance by the Trocks. With a tip of the hat to the grand ballerinas of yesteryear, with a wink to the grand classical style, the Trocks produce more than a little tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the choreography, which will delight the lover of the classics and the good humor alike. Even though the cast is en travestie (all male), the dancing is spectacular in its style, grace, and execution...and many a REAL ballerina had best watch her back as these danseurs whip out multiple turns (often quadruples) en pointe with all the panache of the old Russian school. The production values are outstanding, the breadth far reaching (from Petipa to Balanchine), and the style matched only by the insouciance, and wit. Truly enjoyable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw Les Ballets Trockadro live a few years ago, and I simply loved it! To find out that there is a DVD of them, well, I couldnt believe my luck! This Ballet is a must see for anyone who loves the dance, and loves comedy.