Men on Pointe Give Ballet a Masculine Swirl

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The Sinaloa-based, all-male ballet troupe Males on Pointe is slated to present “Men in Tutus” at Mexico City’s Esperanza Iris Theater on Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19.

The troupe, which is considered to be the first of its kind in Latin America, is dedicated to comic ballet for men in pointe shoes.

Organized by the Directorate of the Theater System of Mexico City Culture Secretariat, the performance is part of a citywide three-month celebration of sexual diversity in the performing arts.

The choreography is a collaboration between Males on Pointe and Les Ballets Eloelle companies from New York, under the artistic direction of the choreographer Víctor Treviño, owner of both groups.

It is a scenic proposal aimed at the entire family and made up of a series of fragments from classical and contemporary ballet, the program structures a discourse through the art of movement on the deconstruction of gender stereotypes, but with a comic, irreverent and, to a certain extent, absurd expression.

The repertoire includes traditional classical ballet movements inspired by works such as “Swan Lake” and “The Corsair,” as well as original neoclassical creations.

The Males on Pointe performances will be held on Saturday, June 18, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 19, at 6 p.m. at the Esperanza Iris Theater, located at Donceles 36, in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico, near the Allende Metro.

Tickets run from 250 pesos to 700 pesos, and can be purchased at the door or through Ticketmaster.

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