Wednesday, June 19, 2019
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 7:00 pm)
SummerStage, Central Park
Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021
As part of SummerStage’s Pride celebrations, and aligning with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots-the all-male comedy ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, perform classic works (such as “The Dying Swan” ) from a modern and unique perspective. Subverting ballet’s strict gender roles, the troupe performs both male and female roles, imbuing contemporary and classic ballets with humor and provocation. The performance will mark the company’s first time gracing SummerStage, as well as the 45th anniversary of its formation in 1974. It follows two free screenings of a documentary in which they’re featured, Rebels on Pointe— Washington Square Park on June 13th, followed by another at the Greenwich House Music School on June 18th.
This performance will be filmed for “American Masters” on PBS.
Join us at 6PM for the pre-show panel:
Revolutionaries En Pointe: The Trocks Celebrate Stonewall 50
Members of the all-male troupe, a beacon of LGBT culture, talk about their history and legacy with Stonewall 50 Consortium founder, Eric Marcus.
RSVP is required for all panels and is on first-come, first-served basis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate Pride Month with a screening of Rebels on Pointe (2017), the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, directed by Bobbi Jo Hart.
Join us under the Arch at Washington Square Park. Come early for a Q&A with featured dancers before the screening. Bring a blanket to secure your spot.
Thursday, June 13
Q&A 8:00pm followed by the film screening at 9:00pm.
More info at www.nycgovparks.org/events/arts_culture_fun