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Ballet boys are just tutu funny

China Daily Europe | Updated: 2017-07-23 14:05

 Ballet boys are just tutu funny

From left: Jonathan, from the United States, inspects his costume; Victor, from the Philippines, works on his makeup; leg warmers help prevent injury; performers get ready to go on stage.

Unique show in which dancers cross the gender divide is big hit with audience in Beijing

An all-male ballet troupe recently performed in Beijing. The show, Men in Tutus, was staged at the Beijing Exhibition Theater. In the dressing room, the men put on their fake eyelashes, their dance skirts and ballet shoes with skill and grace. And, as they appeared on stage as four little swans, the audience erupted with laughter. The dance company, Les Ballets Eloelle, founded in 1996, has 15 ballets in its repertoire, with male dancers playing both the male and female roles. The show, brimming with classical and popular elements, is also filled with black humor. Les Ballets Eloelle has taken its shows to several countries, including Australia, France, Italy, South Korea and Japan.

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