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Call it a rare opportunity.  San Diego dancer Trystan Loucado is on tour in Europe with Les Ballets TROCKADERO de Monte Carlo.

Trystan Loucado. Photo credit: Manuel Rotenberg

The company is known for its “playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form, and en travesti.”   The men dance en pointe.  Yes, you read that right.

“He took pointe classes and auditioned in New York,” said Jean Isaacs of San Diego Dance Theater. “They loved him and took him on the spot.”

Loucado is a company member of Isaacs’ San Diego Dance Theater and City Ballet of San Diego.

He plans to return to San Diego sometime in July.

To get an idea of what Loucado is in for with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, please refer to my review of the Trockadero’s last San Diego performance  and the troupe’s website.

 

Kris Eitland

Kris Eitland

Kris Eitland covers dance and theater for Sandiegostory.com and freelances for other publications, including the Union Tribune and Dance Teacher Magazine. She grew up performing many dance styles and continued intensive modern dance and choreography at the Univ. of Minnesota, Duluth, and San Diego State Univ. She also holds a journalism degree from SDSU. Her career includes stints in commercial and public radio news production. Eitland has won numerous Excellence in Journalism awards for criticism and reporting from the San Diego Press Club. She has served on the Press Club board since 2011 and is a past president. She is a co-founder of Sandiegostory.com. She has a passion for the arts, throwing parties with dancing and singing, and cruising the Pacific in her family's vintage trawler. She trains dogs, skis, and loves seasonal trips to her home state of Minnesota.

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