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Rebels on Pointe

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5:15 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON
www.tiff.net

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Carl Bremner and Kenneth Holt

Rebels on Pointe is an affectionate and entertaining celebration of the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, the all-male drag ballet that mixes high art with sharp humour as it parodies the conventions and clichés of classical ballet.

Established more than 40 years ago from the social upheaval of post-Stonewall New York, and surviving through the worst years of the AIDS crisis, the company has developed a cult following around the world, performing in over 500 cities and 33 countries.

Hart’s documentary juxtaposes rich archival material detailing the history of the Trocs with behind-the-scenes access and captivating performance footage. The heart of the film, however, is the stories of the dancers, providing an intimate glimpse beneath the tights and tutus at a talented troupe of drag ballerinas who are breaking stereotypes with passion, determination and impressive technical proficiency.

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Carl Bremner and Kenneth Holt