On Sunday, April 10th, 22 GALA alumni and guests attended a matinee performance by the Le Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo at the Ferst Center for the Arts. The Trocks are an all-male ballet troupe that performs comedic interpretations of classic ballets…IN DRAG!
Our GALA group enjoyed a wine and cheese reception in Georgia Tech’s Smithgall atrium prior to the hilarious and engaging performances of Swan Lake, Esmeralda, and Don Quixote. The Trocks were flawless and breathtaking in their execution, while still garnering plenty of laughs from the crowd with their parodies of ballet favorites. This was the first ballet experience for many of our GALA members, and the fun and colorful performances by the Trocks certainly made ballet fun and accessible to the first-timers.
Now in its fourth year, GALA’s annual spring theater outing is a wonderful way for current students and alumni to connect while enjoying a shared love of the arts.
Coming up on July 15th, GALA joins with Emory’s Young Alumni and other affinity groups for a visit to the High Museum of Art for Friday Jazz in the Atrium. Featured will be the swing sounds of trumpeter and vocalist Joe Gransden. Drinks, music and art are the perfect way to begin a weekend, so invite your friends and come join the party. Admission is free for the first 100 attendees, and only $8 thereafter. Registration information soon to follow!