Les Ballets Trockadero

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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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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/16/2002
  • UPC: 824121000042
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: Tdk Dvd Video
  • Region Code: 134
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo / DTS
  • Sound: stereo, DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:40:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Pierre-Michel Durand Conductor
Technical Credits
Luc Riolon Director
Helen Asquith Producer
François Duplat Producer
Mike Gonzales Costumes/Costume Designer
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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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Side #1 --
   Play in Order
   Chapter Selection
   Interview With Tory Dobrin Artistic Director
      Dolby Digital 5.0
      DTS 5.0
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Italiano
      Subtitles: Off
   More TDK Releases
      New Year's Concert 2002
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply wonderful!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Grand ballet at it's BEST (and most humorous!)

    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.

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