• Courtesy of Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo

The recently released Spoleto schedule includes a unique ballet experience.

Go for Barocco, a signature piece of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, could be seen as a metaphor for the troupe itself: on the surface, a witty and somewhat campy send-up of classical ballet conventions but just underneath, a seriousness of purpose and a love for the art form. Similarly the dancers — “ballerinas” with names like Svetlana Lofatkina and Ida Nevasayneva in size 10 pointe shoes — are superb, with a level of technique that would top that of many of their female counterparts. By enhancing rather than mocking the spirit of dance, “the Trocks” — as they are known to their fans around the world — delight and amuse the most knowledgeable dance enthusiasts, as well as novices.

Dates are May 28-30. More info here.

Stay cool. Support City Paper.

City Paper has been bringing the best news, food, arts, music and event coverage to the Holy City since 1997. Support our continued efforts to highlight the best of Charleston with a one-time donation or become a member of the City Paper Club.