Auditions : the Crazy Horse dance troupe just got bigger

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The famed Crazy Horse Paris, following two separate auditions, has integrated seven new dancers into its acclaimed Crazy Girls dance troupe.

These new recruits needed to meet the stringent physical requirements set forth by Alain Bernardin, Crazy Horse Paris founder and great admirer of women and femininity, in 1951, so as to respect the tradition and spirit of this legendary venue.

Previously, the criteria for joining the troupe were extremely selective. Candidates should not be less than 1m68 and more than 1m72 in height in order to maintain visual harmony on stage and respect a one-third to two-thirds ratio between the length of their legs and their bust. The distance between the two tips of the breasts had to be 21 cm, and the distance between the navel and the pubis had to be 13 cm.

Today, this is nothing compared to the importance of having this little “that little something extra”, a touch of "crazy" and originality, as Alain Bernardin liked to say.

Danseuse Dekka Dance Crazy Horse

Ballet dance training required

Minimum age is 18 to be able to apply at one of the numerous auditions. Furthermore, to become part of the Crazy Horse dance troupe, you must have receivet classical ballet dance-lessons.

The Crazy Horse particularly appreciates candidates with acting talent, which makes all the difference when performing the different acts of the show on the acclaimed stage.

The fortunate few who make the audition will receive 3 to 5 months training, during which they will learn how to become true Crazy Girls and then go on to captivate the public of not only the legendary Parisian cabaret, but also audiences at theaters around the world.

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