Le Crazy Horse: Nude Dancing Girls of Paris
January 19, 2012 § 6 Comments
The ladies are nude, so no one is allowed to take photos in the theater. All I could capture for you was this picture of Crazy Horse toilet and my toes. I’m classy, huh?
Le Crazy Horse has been producing burlesque since 1951. In their own words, they are, “…the most avant-garde cabaret in Paris celebrating the beauty, raw talent and personality of the sensual dancers in an unimitable, sophisticated and glamourous way.” The last time I was in Paris I had to go.
Lucky for me, I went on a quiet evening. There were only a few enraptured audience members to speak of. Me, my date and some Japanese men, traveling on business.
There is a documentary about Le Crazy Horse that premiered yesterday in New York City. I was lucky to be in the very first showing. The film is packed with stunning cinematography, portions of the stage show and lots of behind the scenes footage. the film shares just how much care goes into each production, the costume design, the auditions, the arguments, the long days and hard work of everyone involved.
At 2 hours and 20 minutes, the film is exhaustive. You feel both the beauty of the show but also the pain of producing it. But thank goodness they do. There is nothing in the world like Le Crazy Horse.
And on a side note, I just read that shoe designer Christian Louboutin has been doing design work for the show. Just one of many interesting minds they have pulled into the fold over the years.