All-male ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is the antidote to anyone fearful of ballerinas and fowl after seeing "Black Swan." The fun comes in not just seeing hairy men float en pointe as princesses and Victorian damsels, but in their exaggeration of traditional dance's eccentricities.

All-male ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is the antidote to anyone fearful of ballerinas and fowl after seeing "Black Swan." The fun comes in not just seeing hairy men float en pointe as princesses and Victorian damsels, but in their exaggeration of traditional dance's eccentricities.

One of my favorites is "The Dying Swan" routine, where a technically exquisite dancer performs the death scene as if he is molting and pleading with a higher power to keep him around rather than dying gracefully. The show will include works from Merce Cunningham, "Swan Lake" and "Pas de Quatre." Therein lies the other wonderful aspect of The Trocks - they perform that venerable choreography with ease.