Opera. Ballet. Underwater haiku drum circles.
Sometimes the arts don’t have the mass appeal they deserve. But every once in a while a performance group comes along that makes something more accessible and broadly accepted (not that you’re one to follow the crowd).
Le Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is just such a troupe, taking classical ballet and turning it upside-down with a night of delightful parody. En travesti. (That’s fancy-speak for impersonating the opposite sex.)
Now it may seem counterintuitive to think that dancers in drag could make ballet more mainstream, but as we gays have known for years, comedy can be the universal equalizer.
So, yes, that means the all-male group will don tutus and ballet slippers then delicately balance on their toes for their portrayals of swans, sylphs, water sprites, princesses and angst-ridden Victorian ladies.
Besides, is there anything sexier than the muscular legs of a ballet dancer poking out beneath his frilly skirt?
As a matter of fact, yes: Nine or ten ballet dancers with muscular legs poking out of their frilly skirts.
Man, we’d love to see what these guys could do to liven up opera.
Friday & Saturday, April 4 – 5, 2014
Dallas City Performance Hall
2520 Flora Street, Dallas
TITAS presents in association with AT&T Performing Arts Center
Tickets at attpac.org