Creator / Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo
On September 9th, 1974, a ballet company gave its premier performance, in a tiny theater in New York City's avant-garde Meatpacking District. What's avant-garde about ballet? Well, plenty
, but in this case, it was an all-male company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, performing en travesti
Though parodic in nature, the Trocks are legitimate ballet dancers, just as Peter Schickele
is a legitimate musician. As such, their humor works on multiple levels; the spectacle is amusing even to audiences largely ignorant of the art, but their professionalism allows them to inject humor into their work intended to appeal to well-informed viewers as well.