Svetlana Konstantinova

The devil is in the details

Stage and Production Director, Svetlana Konstantinova, responsible for the Crazy Horse dance troupe in Paris and on tour, knows absolutely everything there is to know about Crazy Horse Paris.

She makes sure that day in, day out, every show is just as perfect as those who produced it had imagined them to be. With the eye of an eagle, Svetlana ensures that the tiniest little details are as they should be, for, as Alain Bernardin was wont to say, the devil is in the details.

Svetlana knows the Crazy choreographies like the back of her hand, and is therefore also entrusted with the arduous task of training the dancers, the famous Crazy Girls who, every evening, perform in the most glamorous “Désirs show in Paris and in the “Forever Crazy” show on tour around the globe and presenting a selection of best-of numbers.

As Stage and Production Director and working backstage at the legendary Parisian cabaret, she’s also in charge of rehearsals, making sure that the Grazy Girl dancers are always at the top of their game.

Thoughtful and considerate, meticulous and energetic, Svetlana enjoys sharing her considerable experience and knowledge of what makes the Crazy Horse Paris so magical, with the other dancers.

 

Svetlana Konstantinova, Show Manager du Crazy Horse Paris

Creating the « Désirs » show

Passionate about the cabaret, Svetlana Konstantinova who was a dancer and captain at the Paradis Latin, worked closely on the “Désirs” show with Philippe Decouflé. She acted as a link between the choreographer and dancers, while the former was working on creating the show in 2008 and 2009. The “Désirs” show is being performed at the acclaimed Crazy Horse Paris ever since its inauguration in September of 2009.

Backstage at the Crazy

A Russian dancer, Svetlana Konstantinova was born and raised in Saint Petersburg. At age 8 she starts her classical ballet training at the Ecole des Arts and began her dancing career at the Trioka, one of the most famous Russian stages.

Drawn to France, Svetlana joined the dance troupe at the Paradis Latin, before landing the job as manager of the sublime Crazy Girls in 2007. Major figure and essential to the legendary cabaret, located in the heart of the Golden Triangle in Paris, she starts out as an assistant and later worked her way up to become the Show Manager in 2009. As of 2015, she is Stage and Production Director.

DID YOU KNOW THAT... ?

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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