Gloria Di Parma

Nationality: Italian

Hair: brown

Eyes: brown

Astrological sign: Leo

 

How did you get your stage-name?

Since there hadn’t been an Italian girl at the Crazy Horse for some time, everyone was very excited and so I became known as “Gloria” from Italy from a marvelous town called “Parma”.

 

What is your fondest memory at the Crazy Horse thus far?

Working together with internationally renowned artists, such as the shooting I did with Beyoncé for the “Partition” video clip. What an inspiration! There was also the day when Jean-Claude Van Damme asked to know my name during my first performance on the Crazy Horse stage.

 

How do you get motivated when you get up every day?

A yoga session in the morning gives me the energy I need for the day, but mainly it’s because I’m lucky enough to live the life that I’ve always wanted to live.

 

Who is the woman that inspires you most?

There’s no woman in particular I would like to be like. Everyone I meet inspires me in one way or another.

 

What’s your best beauty and/or fitness tip?

Dancing to stay in shape, yoga for the mind and loving oneself in order to be an accomplished woman.

 

What is “Crazy” and what is “not Crazy” for you?

Crazy is everything that is crazy, but that you can’t help desiring. Triteness is not Crazy.

Gloria Di Parma

Do breathing exercises to center my energy

 

What is your favorite act in the show?

For someone who loves the Crazy like I do, it’s just too difficult to choose only one. « God Save Our Bareskin” is a very powerful number and represents what the Crazy is all about. “Good Girl” is the number I watched over and over again when becoming a part of this cabaret was still but a dream. Last but not least, learning the solo « Crisis? What Crisis!” was a dream come-true for me. It was my very first solo. I think it’s this one that represents me most and it will always hold a special place in my heart.

 

How do you become a Crazy Horse dancer?

You need to have been born at the Crazy Horse, for the body of a Crazy dancer must meet the requirements set forth by Alain Bernardin. Also, you need to have a solid background in ballet. A strong personality, charisma, acting talent and a little something extra that can’t quite be defined are all traits a Crazy Girl must have. With all that, you won’t be able to take your eyes off of her.

 

How do you prepare before getting on stage? Are there any rituals you go through?

The first thing we do is makeup and hair. It takes about thirty minutes. Then, a meticulous warmup is essential for us to be at our best. And lastly, I do breathing exercises to center my energy.

 

In only three words, how would you define a Crazy Girl?

Being a woman, being spellbinding and charismatic.

DID YOU KNOW THAT... ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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