LOLITA
KISS CURL
Danseuse Lolita Kiss Curl Crazy Horse Paris
Dancing is a long-standing female tradition in her family, practically inscribed in her genetic code. Aunt, cousins, mother and sister, all go from jazz to classical dancing and a perfect saut de chat. On the other hand, only Lolita Kiss-Curl was destined to find happiness in the sensual and impudent choreographies and the emblematic lighting of the Crazy Horse stage…
Danseuse Lolita Kiss Curl Crazy Horse Paris
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Nationality
French
Première at Crazy Horse
April 2015
Favorite flowers
Peonies
What I hate the most
Disrespect and nonchalance
“All the women in my family are dancers”
Dancer Lolita Kiss Curl Crazy Horse Paris By Antoine Poupel
Dancer Lolita Kiss Curl Crazy Horse Paris By Marine Rosse
“I always try to be kind, respectful, empathetic and understanding towards the people around me”
“On stage, I feel seductive, sensual, more beautiful and self-confident thanks to the team… and free!”
Danseuse Lolita Kiss Curl Crazy Horse Paris

How did you get your stage name?

Lolita” alludes to both my adult and also my childlike side. “Kiss-curl” speaks for itself.

 

How did you get into dancing?

I started dancing when I was very young, because my mother was a classical dance teacher. I nevertheless had to fight to get my mother to accept that I wanted to become a professional dancer! She tested my passion and resolve during all of middle school, before signing me up to the conservatory: her way of protecting me, no doubt! When I was sixteen, I left rural Saint-Etienne for the city of Roanne. There I attended dance studies in high school and at Carole Vergiat’s dance center. After graduating, I trained at the Centre Chorégraphique James Carlès in Toulouse for two years. A few months after that I got into Crazy Horse Paris and, six years on, I still can’t believe it! When I had passed the audition, I was walking in the streets without really realising and I suddenly burst into tears for hours! This audition was a real turning point in my life.

 

What kind of a woman are you when you’re on the Crazy Horse stage?

On stage, I feel seductive, sensual, more beautiful and self-confident thanks to the team… and free! But I feel like I’m a totally different person, because in real life, I’m much more reserved. On stage, Crazy Horse Paris is always championing the image of a strong and free woman, which the dancers pride themselves on being.

 

How would you describe your personality?

I always try to be kind, respectful, empathetic and understanding towards the people around me.

 

As a woman and a Crazy Horse dancer, how would you describe your relationship with your own body?

The beautiful bodies are part of what makes the visual quality of the shows and being in good physical shape is essential to being able to perform every evening on stage. So I consider my body to be a tool to get the job done. To take care of it, my best secrets are to moisturise it every day, drink a lot of water and get good quality sleep.

 

When you’re not dancing what do you love doing?

I recently discovered sculpting with clay, which is quickly becoming a passion. I also like going out and shopping and, when I have a few days off, going to see my family.

 

Your proudest moment?

When I got on the train to Paris for the audition at Crazy Horse Paris, I got physically ill from the stress. I really didn’t think I’d be able to dance nude and sensually, I was terribly frightened. But then, on stage, I was able to overcome my bias and reserve, let go and felt really good and free! In many ways, it was an eye-opener. For one, I discovered I was capable of trusting myself at a moment when I was clearly out of my comfort zone. I also realised then that I was made for the stage. It was a truly noteworthy moment in my life.

 

Which act of the Totally Crazy ! Show is dearest to your heart?

I really love Baby Buns! It’s the story of a woman who’s walking on the Champs-Élysées and all the passersby are admiring her. She’s beautiful, has character, engages in a joyful and sparkling game of seduction while pretending not to. To me, the woman in Baby Buns personifies one of the facets of the ”Crazy” woman: seductive and impertinent.

 

Photos : Yi-Dohee, Antoine Poupel, Marine Ross, François Goizé