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The international Men-In-Tutus presents The Nutcracker
Played 2 – 13 December, 2015 at PJ Live Arts @ Jaya One
Played 26 – 29 November, 2015 at Penang PAC @ Straits Quay
Performed by Les Ballets Eloelle
Presented by Gardner & Wife Theatre Produced by Natalie Chong
 
Les Ballets Eloelle presents THE NUTCRACKER For their fourth visit to us, Men In Tutus brought us Go For Barocco, The Harlequinade Pas De Deux, a whole flock of  of swans, including dueling Dying Swans, with the program culminating in Tchaikovsky's THE NUTCRACKER with Artistic Director Victor Trevino as Clara!
 
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SYNOPSIS
When midnight strikes, young Clara’s enchanted gift of a nutcracker leads her into a wondrous world... with the valiant Nutcracker Soldier at her side, Clara journeys to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets. There, the Sugar Plum Fairy bids everyone to dance in her honor.

Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" is a cherished tradition, an essential part of every little girl (and boy's) holiday fun. What better way to introduce them to the beauty of ballet, live theater and the fun of the holidays?

This December, the all-male, Men In Tutus, brings us their hilarious version of The Nutcracker – music by Tchaikovsky, (some) choreography by Petipa, (a bit more) by Balanchine, and a lot more by Victor Trevino – together, the perfect festive celebration for the whole family.

 
CASTVICTOR TREVINO - Artistic Director
Victor started dancing in Male Comedy Ballet in 1986 with Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo where, for nearly ten years, he danced most of the leading roles in the company. He was then head-hunted by Zak, the Japanese entertainment company, to become the founder and artistic director of Les Ballets Grandiva, and for thirteen years he created comedy ballets which toured the world.

More recently, wishing to spend more time with family back in his native USA, he formed the new all-male comedy ballet company, Ballet Eloelle, and in 2013 brought us Swan Lake. Now he's back with The Nutcracker!

 
CREWProduction Stage Manager - TBC
Wardrobe Mistress – TBC

 
REVIEWS
Men in Tutus - pic... love Grandiva's Men In Tutus even if you are not a ballet buff - New York Post

If you are a ballet aficionado with an open mind, you will be enthralled - L.A. Times

Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! - New York Daily Times

Grandiva's Men In Tutus is sheer brilliant entertainment - Japan Times

This group is absolutely the best and most enjoyable I have seen - San Francisco Chronicle

Men in Tutus - picSome of the best male ballet dancers in the world, en pointe, sheer brilliance -
Bolshoi Ballet's Vladamir Moiseev

Resplendent in frilly white outfits and pointe shoes, the ballerinas of Grandiva execute the most demanding moves of their art with technical precision and amazing grace - Asaha.com Japan

With absolutely brilliant choreography, they make it possible ... to instinctively understand that they are hilariously mocking the poses and tableaus of the classic art form - Dance

Choreographer Trevino duplicates every impossible Bolshoi - inspired, upside down, hang by a toenail, wrap around the neck lift - Backstage.com

Grandiva's highly sophisticated mix of pure side splitting comedy, combined with a deep and
esoteric reference to both classical and modern ballet is stunning - London's Daily Mirror

... not a drag show, but a brilliant artistic & comical send up of the world of dance - USA Today

Just as Matthew Bourne did with "Swan Lake", attracting audiences with a bunch of masculine swans, Grandiva draws laughter with elaborate, exaggerated movements and a twist of the classical ballet formula - The Korea Times

Grandiva demonstrates essential dance qualities, a profound sense of rhythm, gorgeously shaped phrasing, palpable joy in motion and lion hearted courage in performance - all too rarely seen these days in the highest temples of art - Village Voice New York

 
PAST SHOWS
Les Ballets Eloelle's MEN IN TUTUS What was once Gardner & Wife's first ever ballet has become one of their most "when are they coming again" shows! Now back under the artistic guidance of the great Dying Swan, choreographer Victor Trevino, and with a brand-new name - LES BALLET ELOELLE'S: MEN IN TUTUS - they wowed audiences both in KL and Penang.
 
Men in Tutus Gardner & Wife's first ever ballet LES BALLET GRANDIVA: MEN IN TUTUS proved again that genuine artistry mixed with comedy is irresistible! Generating standing ovations and encores the dancers performed five ballets in two acts, including the company's signature piece, the parody of Fokine's The Dying Swan. They return this January.
 
Men in Tutus 2 In January 2010, Gardner & Wife took LES BALLET GRANDIVA: MEN IN TUTUS on a three week, three-country tour - to Dr. Sun Yat Sen Hall in Taipei, KLPAC in Malaysia and The Esplanade Theatre in Singapore. Where, this time under the guidance of their new Artistic Director, Brian Norris, they yet again performed to full houses and enthusiastic audiences.