Feature Category: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo 2008

Men of distinction

By Mary Brennan The merest glance confirms it: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (to give the Trocks their full appellation) are a very rare breed, indeed. Because not many men can carry off a tutu and pointe shoes with … Read more

Shop ’til you Trock

Ida Nevasayneva Paul Ghiselin knows, down to the last gilt-edged detail, what Ida Nevasayneva would spend her every dime, rouble and euro on – and quantity seems as important as quality! “Ida would go for tons of gorgeous things. She … Read more

The Trocks: Wardrobe Secrets

Stuffing the Swan. Mary Brennan gets Jenni Schwaner-Ladd to spill the beans on some of the Trocks’ wardrobe secrets… Before you jump to any rude conclusions – this is not a Trocks ‘initiation ritual’ or any kind of vulgar party … Read more

Are you sitting comfortably? Focus on Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

By Mary Brennan Good. Because I have something rather shocking to tell you about Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. They do not come from Monte Carlo . They haven’t ever performed there either. But what the heck – home … Read more

Focus on Paul Ghiselin – Ballet Master for The Trocks

Bring me my Swan costume… Paul Ghiselin muses on life with Ida Nevasayneva and on his role as ballet-master with the Trocks. By Mary Brennan For thousands of Trocks fans worldwide, there is one repertoire piece that they never tire … Read more

Tory Dobrin, Artistic Director of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

‘Call me old-fashioned but…’ Tory Dobrin Flies the Flag for classical standards Mary Brennan talks to Tory Dobrin – Artistic Director of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Some things can really irk Tory Dobrin. Which is surprising, because the … Read more

The Trocks: Company Class

You gotta have class, guys – or how to get the pointe of being a ballerina Mary Brennan sits in on a Trocks company class with teacher Laura Mas The CD player is belting out an upbeat version of ‘Yes, … Read more