"Partition", a music video at the very heart of the Crazy Horse

Every evening, at the legendary Parisian cabaret located in the heart of the Golden Triangle and founded by the visionary artist, Alain Bernardin, in 1951, the Crazy Horse continues to work together with the greatest stars of our day to glorify femininity.

In Beyoncé’s music video “Partition “, the American diva revisits some of the cabaret’s historic numbers.

Beyoncé’s video clip stems from the eponymously titled album, released in December of 2013.

A landmark Crazy number

Sexier than ever, at times barely clothed in only seductive lingerie and a lace mask, or wearing a leather jacket and red high-heeled shoes, Beyoncé brilliantly makes one of the flagship numbers of the Crazy Horse her own.

The star takes center stage in the “Upside Down” number, an unparalleled and breathtaking play of legs, lights and mirrors.

A “Crazy touch”, so very chic and glamorous.

Inside the legendary cabaret

The famous singer, alongside her partner, American rap star Jay-Z, shot this video in a chateau near Paris. A reproduction of the Crazy Horse stage serves as a backdrop for the shooting of the video clip, in which Beyoncé shows off her exquisite feminine attributes, in the purest tradition of the Parisian cabaret.

Flirtatious and provocative, yet always supremely elegant, the “Upside Down” act is also performed in the Crazy Horse’s touring show.

Beyoncé is one of many stars who have worked together with the famous cabaret.

There were also internationally renowned mistress of glamour Dita Von Teese and her unforgettably sensuous number “Le Bain”, as well as the Playboy muse, Pamela Anderson, whose striptease on a Harley will henceforth remain part of Crazy Horse legend.


  • Poupie Cadolle a crée les corsets de « Red Shoes ».

  • Le nom du cabaret parisien est en hommage au chef Sioux Crazy Horse.

  • Christian Louboutin a dessiné les souliers d’une majorité de tableaux dont « Teasing », « Rougir de Désir » et « Upside Down ».

  • Deux danseuses du Crazy Horse ont été les modèles pour David Lynch pour son projet « Fetish », en collaboration avec Christian Louboutin.

  • The cabaret is considered a national monument in France. It is a cultural phenomenon and part of the national heritage.

  • All dancers are classically trained. It takes three to five month of hard work to transform a classical dancer into a Crazy Girl.

  • Celebrity shoe creator Christian Louboutin designed the red-soled shoes for many acts including “Teasing”, “Rougir de Désirs” and “Upside Down”.

  • La voix féminine sur la bande son du numéro “Spoutnik” appartient à la danseuse Fiamma Rosa.

  • Hilton McConnico a crée la première affiche du spectacle “Désirs” en 2009.

  • Two Crazy Girls modelled for David Lynch’s “Fetish” photo series

  • La 1ère Guest Star dans l’histoire du Crazy Horse est Dita Von Teese en octobre 2006.

  • Chaque année, les danseuses du Crazy Horse utilisent 250 paires de bas, 500 litres de maquillage et 300 tubes de rouge « Crazy ».

  • More than 30 dancers currently work with Crazy Horse Paris.

  • Internationally acclaimed corsetiere Poupie Cadolle, whose grandmother invented the bra, designed the corsets for « Red Shoes ».

  • Crazy Horse Paris was founded by Alain Bernardin in 1951 and has been an illustrious cabaret ever since.

  • Chaque danseuse est baptisée d’un nom de scène lors de son entrée au Crazy Horse.

  • At least six pairs of shoes are tailor made for each dancer.

  • 300 “Crazy Red” lipsticks are used each year by Crazy Horse Paris’ dancers.

  • Inauguré le 21 septembre 2009, le show “Désirs” est signé Philippe Decouflé et Ali Mahdavi.

  • Fifi Chachnil signe la tenue de la PDGère dans « Crisis ! What Crisis ? »