Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, or Les Trocs, performs at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre tomorrow night.
"It's extremely hard work to be on pointe shoes — to be a male and be on pointe shoes — and portray the female personas," Svetlana Dvoretsky, president and executive producer of Show One Productions — the company bringing the ballet to Vancouver, told The Early Edition's Rick Cluff.
"It's a parody ballet, but it's very, very high-end ballet work."
Dvoretsky has been working for years to bring the New York-based company to Vancouver.
Dvoretsky said she has heard from people who were at troupe's last local performance in 1985 and are looking forward to returning.
"You're going to have a great mood. You will laugh. This is as good for ballet connoisseurs — because they will see very serious tricks and works on stage as well as for people who've never been to a ballet show."
To hear the full interview with Svetlana Dvoretsky, click the audio labelled: Ballet in drag returns to Vancouver.