A Trespass of Swine

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Considerations of humanity and hogritude, because an insufficiency of pigs is one of the great faults of all that the gods have made manifest to man.

Mrs. Pinchbeck’s Ballet School for Gilts

The newest members of Mrs. Pinchbeck’s Ballet School for Gilts crowd the walls and corners of the rehearsal hall as the full senior squad perform a dress rehearsal of Swine Lake.

Mrs. Pinchbeck's Ballet School

It’s no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, ‘Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.’ By then, pigs will be your style.

Quentin Crisp, (1908-1999), English professional model, raconteur and writer.


Additional information:

  • Quentin Crisp
  • Muppet Ballerina Pig – Rudolf Nureyev’s desire to dance with Miss Piggy…
  • Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig – a tale of Gwendolyn and Omar two best friends who have big dreams. Gwendolyn longs to dance ballet, and Omar wants to join the football team. There is just one problem they are both pigs!
  • Carlos Acosta – International Dancer and Choreographer. His new novel Pig’s Foot is set in Cuba and charts the island’s history from the 19th Century to the present, through the war of independence, dictatorship and revolution.
  • Gilt City – Pig of the Month, and they have ballet flats, too.

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