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Rebels on Pointe – DFW Premiere Film Screening

January 26 @ 7:30 pm

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Irving Arts Center is pleased to host the DFW premiere film screening of Rebels on Pointe on Jan. 26. Rebels on Pointe celebrates the legendary dance troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, who are set to perform just four days later, Jan. 30, at Irving Arts Center.

REBELS ON POINTE 
Featuring Les Ballets Trockadero do Monte Carlo
A film by Bobbi Jo Hart    I    An Icarus Films Release
Produced by Adobe Productions International

DFW PREMIERE FILM SCREENING
Jan 26 @ 7:30 PM
Carpenter Hall

Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, the documentary goes behind the scenes with the notorious all-male drag ballet company, commonly known as “The Trocks.”  Founded in 1974 in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots, The Trocks have since developed a passionate cult following around the world.

The film juxtaposes intimate backstage 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 which proves that a ballerina can be an act of revolution… in a tutu. 

Rebels on Pointe 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 is 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. Other interviewees featured in this exuberant documentary include James Whiteside, principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre, and Gia Kourlas, dance critic for The New York Times, who add valuable context to the Trocks’ unforgettable tale.

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Twice the Trocks! See the Trocks on screen in the DFW Premiere of Rebels on Pointe Jan. 26, and then in person Jan. 30 at Irving Arts Center.  Tickets to Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and Rebels on Pointe are on sale now.  There’s even a cost-saving “Twice the Trocks” combo ticket option!

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Details

Date:
January 26
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
$5 - $10
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Organizer

Irving Arts Center

Venue

Carpenter Hall
3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062 United States
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