• 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.