Nov 9-13, 2017

Rebels on Pointe

Hosted by KOOMAH!

Run Time: 90 mins USA Language: English

Synopsis

Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, Rebels on Pointe is the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male, drag ballet company was founded over 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots, and has 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. A story which ultimately proves that a ballerina is not only a woman dancing—but an act of revolution in a tutu.

Hart’s engaging documentary brings out the humour in the Trocks, an essential part of the troupe’s ethos. And she does that while balancing it with the seriousness that comes with ballet.“—Inside Out

Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams and family, Rebels on Pointe is the first-ever documentary film celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The notorious all-male, drag ballet company was founded over 40 years ago in New York City on the heels of the Stonewall riots, and has 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. A story which ultimately proves that a ballerina is not only a woman dancing—but an act of revolution in a tutu.

Hart’s engaging documentary brings out the humour in the Trocks, an essential part of the troupe’s ethos. And she does that while balancing it with the seriousness that comes with ballet.“—Inside Out

Film Details

DOCUMENTARY, USA, 2017
DIRECTED BY BOBBI JO HART
CAST: LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO
RUNNING TIME: 90 MINS

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