Dance Australia

Men in Pink Tights

08 Dec 2011

It seems audiences can’t get enough of men in tutus. Les Ballets Trocadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974 and is still going strong. And now there is a spin-off (so to speak): Les Ballets Eloelle (LOL – geddit?), a company of 20 male dancers that hails from New York.

Les Ballets Eloelle is under the direction of Victor Trevino, who was a member of the Trocks for nine years. It began as the Grandivas and toured Australia in 2007 with the title Men in Tutus. This year the company is returning again to Australia, this time under the title Men in Pink Tights. And of course there will be tutus, pointe shoes, grease paint and hairy chests aplenty.

Les Ballets Eloelle's boast a repertoire of over 50 classical ballets. The dancers are all fully trained and performed with companies the calibre of Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company and New York City Ballet. The program promises to be a mix of 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.”

The company is undertaking an extensive three month tour, beginning in March, that takes in regional and city centres all over Australia.

LES BALLETS ELOELLE'S "MEN IN PINK TIGHTS" AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

Goldfields Arts Centre, KALGOORLIE - Saturday March 10, 2012 - Bookings: (08) 9088 6900

BUNBURY Entertainment Centre - Friday March 16, 2012 - Bookings: 1300 661 272

ALBANY Entertainment Centre - Saturday March 17, 2012 - Bookings: (08) 9844 5005

Civic Centre, ESPERANCE - Sunday March 18, 2012 - Bookings: (08) 9083 1566

Queens Park Theatre, GERALDTON - Wednesday March 21, 2012 - Bookings: (08) 9956 6662

Nautilus Theatre, PORT LINCOLN - Monday March 26, 2012 - Bookings: (08) 8683 5088

Middleback Theatre, WHYALLA - Tuesday March 27, 2012 - Bookings: (08) 8644 7300

Northern Festival Centre, PORT PIRIE - Wednesday March 28, 2012 - Bookings: (08) 8633 8500

Barossa Arts and Convention Centre, TANUNDA - Saturday March 31, 2012 - Bookings: (08) 8561 4299

BROKEN HILL Entertainment Centre - Sunday April 1, 2012 - Bookings: (08) 8080 3570

Chaffey Theatre, RENMARK - Tuesday April 3, 2012 - Bookings: (08) 8586 1800

Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, MT GAMBIER - Wednesday April 4, 2012 - Bookings: (08) 8723 8741

GEELONG Performing Arts Centre - Tuesday April 10, 2012 - Bookings: (03) 5225 1200

Her Majesty's Theatre, BALLARAT - Wednesday April 11, 2012 - Bookings: (03) 5333 5888

Paramount Theatre, ECHUCA - Thursday April 12, 2012 - Bookings: (03) 5482 3399

Palais Theatre, MELBOURNE - Saturday April 14, 2012 - Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au

FRANKSTON Arts Centre - Tuesday April 17, 2012 - Bookings: (03) 9784 1060

West Gippsland Arts Centre, WARRAGUL - Wednesday April 18, 2012 - Bookings: (03) 5624 2456

BHP-ESSO Wellington Entertainment Centre, SALE - Thursday April 19, 2012 - Bookings: (03) 5143 3200

BENALLA Performing Arts & Convention Centre - Friday April 20, 2012 - Bookings: (03) 5760 4529

ALBURY Entertainment Centre - Saturday April 21, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 6043 5610

WANGARATTA Performing Arts Centre - Monday April 23, 2012 - Bookings: (03) 5722 8105

Eastbank Centre, SHEPPARTON - Tuesday April 24, 2012 - Bookings: (03) 5832 9511

Princess Theatre, LAUNCESTON - Friday April 27, 2012 - Bookings: (03) 6323 3666

Theatre Royal, HOBART - Saturday April 28, 2012 - Bookings: (03) 6233 2299

DEVONPORT Entertainment and Convention Centre - Monday April 30, 2012 - Bookings: (03) 6420 2900

Civic Theatre, WAGGA WAGGA - Wednesday May 2, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 6926 9688

Civic Centre, COWRA - Thursday May 3, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 6340 2000

CANBERRA Theatre Centre - Friday May 4 & Saturday May 5, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 6275 2700

Riverside Theatre, PARRAMATTA - Sunday May 6, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 8839 3399

Roxy Theatre, LEETON - Tuesday May 8, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 6953 2074

Regional Theatre, GRIFFITH - Wednesday May 9, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 6962 8444

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, NOWRA - Friday May 11, 2012 - Bookings: 1300 788 503

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, WOLLONGONG - Saturday May 12 & Sunday May 13, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 4224 5999

Joan Sutherland Entertainment Centre, PENRITH - Monday May 14, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 4723 7600

SUTHERLAND Entertainment Centre - Tuesday May 15, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 9521 8888

State Theatre, SYDNEY - Saturday May 19, 2012 - Bookings: Ticketmaster 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au

Laycock Street Theatre, GOSFORD - Tuesday May 22, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 4323 3233

BATHURST Memorial Entertainment Centre - Wednesday May 23, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 6333 6161

Civic Theatre, ORANGE - Thursday May 24, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 6393 8112

Civic Centre, DUBBO - Friday May 25, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 6801 4378

Civic Theatre, NEWCASTLE - Saturday May 26, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 4929 1977

CESSNOCK Performing Arts Centre - Sunday May 27, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 4990 7134

The Glasshouse, PORT MACQUARIE - Tuesday May 29, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 6581 8888

TAMWORTH Town Hall - Wednesday May 30, 2012 - Bookings: (02) 6755 4555

Northern Rivers Performing Arts Centre, LISMORE - Thursday May 31, 2012 - Bookings: 1300 066 772

Concert Hall, QPAC BRISBANE - Friday June 1, 2012 - Bookings: 136 246

GOLD COAST Arts Centre - Saturday June 2, 2012 - Bookings: (07) 5588 4000

Civic Hall, IPSWICH - Sunday June 3, 2012 - Bookings: (07) 3810 6100

Civic Centre, NAMBOUR - Monday June 4, 2012 - Bookings: (07) 5475 7777

Empire Theatre, TOOWOOMBA - Tuesday June 5, 2012 - Bookings: 1300 655 299

REDCLIFFE Cultural Centre - Wednesday June 6, 2012 - Bookings: (07) 3283 0400

Civic Theatre, CAIRNS - Friday June 8 & Saturday June 9, 2012 - Bookings: 1300 855 835

The Events Centre, CALOUNDRA - Tuesday June 12, 2012 - Bookings: (07) 5491 4240

Civic Centre, GYMPIE - Wednesday June 13, 2012 - Bookings: (07) 5482 3226

The Brolga Theatre, MARYBOROUGH - Thursday June 14, 2012 - Bookings: (07) 4122 6060

Moncrieff Theatre, BUNDABERG - Friday June 15, 2012 - Bookings: (07) 4130 4100

GLADSTONE Entertainment Centre - Saturday June 16, 2012 - Bookings: (07) 4972 2822

Pilbeam Theatre, ROCKHAMPTON - Tuesday June 19, 2012 - Bookings: (07) 4927 4111

MACKAY Entertainment Centre - Wednesday June 20, 2012 - Bookings: (07) 4961 9777

PROSERPINE Cultural Centre - Thursday June 21, 2012 - Bookings: (07) 4945 2312

Burdekin Theatre, AYR - Friday June 22, 2012 - Bookings: (07) 4783 9880

Civic Theatre, TOWNSVILLE - Saturday June 23, 2012 - Bookings: (07) 4727 9797

Araluen Arts Centre, ALICE SPRINGS - Tuesday June 26 & Wednesday June 27, 2012 - Bookings: (08) 8951 1122

Her Majesty's Theatre, ADELAIDE - Saturday June 30, 2012 - Bookings: BASS 131 246 or www.bass.net.au

Hopgood Theatre, NOARLUNGA - Sunday July 1, 2012 - Bookings: (08) 8207 3977

DARWIN Entertainment Centre - Saturday July 7, 2012 - Bookings: (08) 8980 3333

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