VIFF 2017: Rebels on Pointe tells story of all-male Les Ballets Trockadero


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      Anyone who has seen Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo—the beloved “Trocks”—perform in Vancouver will want to catch this deeper look at the history of the tutu-clad all-male troupe.

      You’ll see the unglamorous beginnings in a Meat Packing District loft amid the gay-rights movement, and fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpses of guys slathering on their makeup, slipping into their pointe shoes, and joking seconds before tip-toeing on-stage. But the most moving moments come from director Bobbi Jo Hart’s visit to prima Robert Carter’s (a.k.a. Olga Supphozova’s) modest South Carolina family home, and meeting a mother who supported a son in pointe shoes, even when it wasn’t an acceptable thing to do.