CDN$ 97.95 + CDN$ 3.49 shipping
In Stock. Sold by Vanderbilt CA

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
      

Les Ballets Trockadero


Price: CDN$ 97.95
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Vanderbilt CA.
3 used from CDN$ 24.43

Artists to Watch


Product Details

  • Actors: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Directors: Luc Riolon
  • Format: Classical, NTSC
  • Language: French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Tdk DVD Video
  • Release Date: July 16 2002
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B00008G6R5
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #132,812 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

Format: DVD
I first saw Trocks on an A&E production and I've been waiting for ages for them to put out a DVD. Is your family tired of your ballet videos? Want something you can put on that everybody will "get"? Have you got enough balletomane friends that know the "Siegfried's best friend" joke? Have a party and put on the Trocks. Enough of the humor is broad that everyone will get it (and howl), enough of it is ballet and choreography in-jokes that the knowledgeable will howl too. And you will be stunned to see men dancing on pointe---and unlike the proverbial singing pig, doing it WELL!
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 12 reviews
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
men on pointe and more! Aug. 9 2004
By J. M WILINSKY - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
If you are looking for something a little different in ballet, you should try this. the Trockadero troupe offers comedy, men dancing on pointe as women, and men dancing as men.(unfortunately, they do not offer men dancing on pointe as men, which has been explored by others, nor do they explore women dancing as men.) They are very entertaining and dance quite well, showing a serious side in addition to the comedy. The company director points out that they also make it a point ( a pointe? ) to do unusual pieces, not done much by other companies, such as "Raymonda's Wedding" in volume one and "Yes Virginia, Another Piano Ballet" in volume two (volume two is also available through amazon.com ). As a male ballet dancer myself, the differences in what makes movement masculine or feminine is something I and all serious dancers explore; perhaps this troupe helps shed some light on this. The overall emphasis here is comedy, not any heavy message, so this dvd should appeal to a wide audience.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
It's been a long time coming! Feb. 22 2004
By Mercedes Lackey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I first saw Trocks on an A&E production and I've been waiting for ages for them to put out a DVD. Is your family tired of your ballet videos? Want something you can put on that everybody will "get"? Have you got enough balletomane friends that know the "Siegfried's best friend" joke? Have a party and put on the Trocks. Enough of the humor is broad that everyone will get it (and howl), enough of it is ballet and choreography in-jokes that the knowledgeable will howl too. And you will be stunned to see men dancing on pointe---and unlike the proverbial singing pig, doing it WELL!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
The Trockadero Ballet is outstanding April 28 2006
By VE - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
I took a trip to England at the end of March 2006. The highlight of this trip was a performance by the all-male ballet group "Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo" at the Peacock Theater in London.

The unique "Trockadero" company had returned to London for the first time in five years. The company's 15 professional male dancers performed some of the greatest moments of classical ballet, including extracts from such classics as Paquita, Raymonda, and Swan Lake. The Trockadero Ballet was outstanding. Each dancer plays a male and a female role and has two stage names. This is a truly international company of extraordinary quality. The male dancers play the roles of Russian ballerinas so skillfully and so gracefully that it was hard to believe that they are not women. The dancers are great athletes and great comedians. Their parody of classic ballet is tasteful and hilariously funny. I liked them so much that I purchased a DVD of their performance soon after I arrived home.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Can never get enough! June 25 2007
By ladycplum - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
What amazes me the most about the Trocks is the fact that some of them outstrip their "female" counterparts on several levels. Robert Carter can out fouette any woman I have ever seen, and he brings across the classic diva attitude in every performace. Carlos Garcia plays up the "I'm just too adorable for my own good" ballerina, Jai Williams is always so dainty, wearing the taped-together glasses for every big show-stopper and Paul Ghiselin is the perfect Trock-he can dance, and he has the facial and body expressions to seriously make the comedy aspects work.
Ken Busbin and Fernando Medina are two of the dancers I always felt dance better in their respective gender roles. Ken was amazing as Siegfried in Swan Lake, and Fernando has the athleticism of a Russian gymnast. His barrel turns and scissor jumps in Le Corsaire put any male dancer in the Kirov to shame.
But I kneel at the feet of Bernd Burgmaier. He is impossibly tall, he has impeccable technique, his beautiful arabesques make me, as a former dancer, INSANELY jealous, not to mention he just might be the most adorable creature on the planet. I think I just might be developing a crush, granted, of the very very very VERY non-requitted variety :)
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Ballet with a Laugh March 2 2006
By Mrs. E. Mitchell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
If you appreciate excellent ballet and have a sense of humour, then this is for you.


Feedback