To the untrained eye, ballet can appear comical: highly trained athletes in funny clothes prancing around a stage to music without a dance groove. Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo prove that it can appear comical to the trained eye as well. Since 1974, the all-male Trocks have been lovingly spoofing some of ballet’s greatest hits: Swan Lake, Giselle, the choreography of Martha Graham, etc. Unsurprisingly, they are big in Japan, touring 30+ cities there every year. Their performances are said to appeal to both the experienced ballet aficionado and the complete newbie. Tickets are likely to sell out quickly; get ‘em while they’re hot.
Les Ballets Trockadeo de Monte Carlo
Friday, February 19, 8 p.m.
Beckman Auditorium, Caltech
332 S. Michigan Ave., Pasadena
Tickets $38, $33, $28 / $10 youth
Visit events.caltech.edu or call 626.395.4652