Men in pink tights | 24 OCT | Canberra Theatre
Direct from New York, Les Ballets Eloelle’s Artistic Director of the 2007 smash hit Men In Tutus Victor Trevino brings back to Australia his hilarious production Men In Pink Tights.
Canberra Theatre Centre
Wednesday 24 October 2018 at 7.30pm
From the thrilling pirouettes of the male dancers in drag, with brilliant and innovative choreography to the side splitting humour, all presented in specially-designed lavish costumes. Victor Trevino’s hit Men In Pink Tights is a show designed for male, female, young and old. This production is the ultimate send-up of both classical and contemporary ballet. The combination of brilliant dancing technique, tongue in cheek and blatant humour with intentional foibles, dancing mishaps and of course hissy fits by men playing both male and female roles (some of the men do actually look like gorgeous women, while others are hairy chested men with pancake makeup but all in tutus etc. dancing on perfect pointe) creates great entertainment.
Les Ballets Eloelle is one of the few all male comedy ballet companies in the world. Specifically, Les Ballets Eloelle’s Men In Pink Tights boasts over fifty classical ballets in its repertoire and twenty of the best international male ballet dancers from 13 countries. Artisitic Director Victor Trevino said “Les Ballets Eloelle is committed to the core art form of ballet and promoting it through the comedic tradition of male comedy ballet.”
The programme will include the company’s signature work with the cast bringing their own brand of humour to the roles of Swan Lake Act II, Pas de Quatre, Minkus Gala and the George Balanchine creation Go For Barocco. The show will also feature duets from both classical and neo classical origins showcasing a combination of pyrotechniques and comedy, while adhering to the spirit of the originals.
So be prepared to laugh out loud and book now!