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Lynette H

04-10-00, 01:46 PM (GMT)
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"Trocks at the Peacock ?"
   I thought the Trocks were coming to the Peacock round about now(or was it end September ?). Am I imagining this ? It's not on Sadler's web site, and I haven't seen any reviews.

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  RE: Trocks at the Peacock ? Rachel 04-10-00 1
  RE: Trocks at the Peacock ? Trog Woolley 04-10-00 2
     RE: Trocks at the Peacock ? alison 05-10-00 3

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04-10-00, 05:35 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Trocks at the Peacock ?"
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   The Trocks were at the Peacock from 28th September to 1st October. I think they're planning to come to London again next year, so watch this space!

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Trog Woolley

04-10-00, 05:37 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Trocks at the Peacock ?"
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   Don't know about the Peacock. Here is what I wrote in my diary about them at Northampton (very raw text this, as it is for me) .

26 Sept 2000
Off to the Derngate Theatre in Northampton for Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo; it was bound to be as much fun as the last time I saw them. They started with the ususal announcement of the many changes to the casting. The first part was variations to many famous pieces, including Giselle, Swan Lake, etc. The costumes however were Les Sylphides, so this may be the title of the piece. Delivered in the usual Trocks style, with falls, upstagings, chit-chat etc. The very tall dancer (Jai Williams I think) is very accomplished (actually they all are).

After the first interval was a send up of a contemporary piece. Two of the company sat stage left and did music/sound effects with zips, bubble wrap, tearing paper, whisks, all manor of things. The dancing to this was actually very accomplished, and if not for the silly music could easily have been taken as a genuine piece. This piece is called Cross Current and is choreographed by Merce Cunningham; don't know how much is really Mr C. Next came the Balanchine sendup Go for Barocco with the black leo-frocks this time with AIDs ribbons on. It is so much like a Mr B piece. Music is by J S Bach. Finally came The Dying Swan; maybe a bit speedy this time, but still fun. As usual the audience loved this piece.

The third piece was Paquita; this was very showy with drapes above the stage. It is mostly genuine Paquita, but there are
special solos added for the principals. (Actually they are all principals really.) There was the 32 foutettes from Swan Lake (with alternate singles and doubles), a big solo from The Sleeping Beauty, no men solo though. Very energetic and excellent dancing. Very funny too. After the final bow, they did the Irish slip jig again. This is one of my fav bits. An excellent night out.

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05-10-00, 01:11 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Trocks at the Peacock ?"
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   I was given to understand that Crosscurrents is actually full Cunningham choreography, but could be wrong. Trouble is, I never actually watch it, as I'm too busy watching the "musicians" instead.

I saw them in Woking, where the audience had a ball. Loved the "Balanchine" ballet. I think you're right and that it is Jai Williams who does the "5 to 6" extensions in Paquita, but I do find that P. is a little lacking (in blue eyeshadow, perhaps?) without the stunning Helen Highwaters.

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