Rebels On Pointe

A film by Bobbi Jo Hart featuring Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

+Post show Q & A with director

February 8, 20187:00 pm
NOTE: All ticket purchases will also include an additional $1 service fee that supports the work of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and all of Scottsdale Arts.

About This Event

Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, Rebels on Pointe celebrates the legendary dance troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male drag ballet company, commonly known as “The Trocks,” was founded in 1974 in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots and has since developed a passionate cult following around the world. The film juxtaposes intimate behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, engaging character-driven stories, and dance performances shot in North America, Europe and Japan. Rebels on Pointe is a creative blend of gender-bending artistic expression, diversity, passion and purpose that proves that a ballerina can be an act of revolution … in a tutu.

The film introduces dancers that director Bobbi Jo Hart filmed for four years: Bobby Carter from Charleston, South Carolina; Raffaele Morra from Fossano, Italy; Chase Johnsey from Lakeland, Florida; and Carlos Hopuy from Havana, Cuba. With personal histories impacted by the AIDS crisis and eventual growth of the LGBT civil rights movement, the film’s main characters share powerful and inspiring anecdotes about growing up gay, their relationships with their families and their challenges in becoming professional ballerinas.

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Post show Q&A possible through support from General Dentistry of Dr. David Weiss, D.D.S.

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