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It’s almost impossible to have, and impossible to forget!

Peter Anastos, Natch Taylor, and Antony Bassae made a big surprise happen in 1974 when they founded Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, an all-male ballet company, in New York City.

The “Trocks”, as its nickname of the company, first performed in the late-night shows, in Off-Off Broadway lofts. It has become well-known since a famous ballet critic of The New Yorker, Arlene Croce, reviewed their performance.

The Trocks concept is to perform the full range of the ballet and modern dance repertoire, including classical and original works. They incorporate the exaggerations of ballet, the comedy intended to show off the performers’ technical skills, and underlying differences of serious dance. The dancers characterize both male and female roles, whose heavy bodies dancing on pointe, to enhance the spirit of dance as an art form.

The Trocks has been touring around the world, with continued success in many major cities. With thirty four years experiences, The Trocks continues its original purpose “to bring the pleasure of dance to the widest possible audience.”, because it’s almost impossible to have, and it’s impossible to forget!

Story source from Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Photograph from Arts Beat | New York Times


We post, you take!

Inspiration and creativity are related to all the art forms around the world. Especially, when an artist meets an artist, a fantastic art piece is created.

When Ballet dancer dances on the stage, we know that it’s quite hard for all amateurish photographers to catch up her movement. Even professional photographers, they sometimes face that problem as well.

But what if Ballet dancers post their artistic line outside theaters, and let photographers take their pictures?

This is a great idea from a visionary team in New York called “Ballerina Project”. They invite experienced photographers to create a combination of dance, fashion, and the city’s landscape through the movement of ballerinas.

Visit their blog or become a fan on their facebook to discover more incredible creative photographs both in colors, and many in black and white!

Photograph by Ballerina Project