Saturday, 21 February 2009

Les Ballets Trocadero de Monte Carlo

Absolutely fantastic!

Ballet Trocadero at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow.

What a show, what movement, what colour, what grace, what technique, what broad shoulders!

These guys were just fantastic..a brilliant parody on female ballerina's, and their facial expressions as well :o{

The dying swan from Swan Lake was...to die laughing for, with his/her tutu shedding feathers like a hen being plucked!

I cannot really do any justice to the fun and amazement this bunch of guys provided, but, for what it's worth, here goes:
















If only I was 40 years younger and didn't give a toss!

6 comments:

moreidlethoughts said...

That sounds like fun! And your sketches make me think of pantomime dames.

daviddrawsandpaints said...

That's exactly what it was like, Dinah...but only at times.
They really played it up for effect and one or two looked like the Ugly Sisters :o{
But mostly they were just fantastic dancers, albeit with heavy makeup and tutus!

Melinda said...

These are really lovely drawings, David! I love these Trocadero guys. I believe they performed here in Tucson in the 1980s. I just remember seeing them and howling! They are so talented and funny and brave...actually, you have these qualities in common.
Well done.

daviddrawsandpaints said...

And what about my ability to tippy-toe across a stage without falling on my ar..face?

You are far too kind to me, Melinda, but I like you :o)

Melinda said...

Ha! ...an interesting mental picture indeed.

You make an excellent point about the tippy toes. When I watched the video the other day, I winced each time they were up on point. Yikes. Probably not a good idea for anyone really.

I guess you'll have to keep hiking to ancient sites and drawing/painting them for your fans.

daviddrawsandpaints said...

One thing at a time Melinda (perhaps you forget I'm a man!).

I'll get back to those pesky stones one day.

Meanwhile I'm engrossed with ballerina's (male and female :o)

Anyone for an arabesque?