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Rebels on Pointe

Gunter Theatre

"An affectionate tribute to a dance company that dares to defy convention." -Montreal Gazette
 
Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams, and family, Rebels on Pointe is the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male, drag ballet company was founded over 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots and has a passionate cult following around the world.
 
The film juxtaposes intimate behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, engaging character driven stories, and dance performances shot in North America, Europe, and Japan. Rebels on Pointe is a creative blend of gender-bending artistic expression, diversity, passion, and purpose. A story which ultimately proves that a ballerina is not only a woman dancing—but an act of revolution in a tutu.
 
"Laugh out loud funny! An inclusive doc portrait ... The dancers of Rebels on Pointe are good company for any audience." -POV Magazine
 
"Hart's engaging documentary brings out the humour in the Trocks, an essential part of the troupe's ethos. And she does that while balancing it with the seriousness that comes with ballet." -Inside Out


Les Ballets Trockadro de Monte Carlo

Friday, February 16 • 8 PM • $15-45
Experience “the funniest night you will ever have at the ballet” (Sunday Times). The Trocks will present an evening of playful, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti, including fan favorites Swan Lake (Act II) and Paquita.

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