Mina Velours

Nationality: French

Hair: brown

Eyes: brown

Astrological sign: Scorpio

 

How did you get your stage-name?

“Mina” because I’m cat-like and graceful. “Velours” because of my silky-smooth and shiny hair.

 

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

The fox that ate my Louboutin shoes while we were on tour in London! I also loved getting close to the dolphins we saw whilst in Tahiti.

 

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

With a cup of Moka at the local Starbucks.

 

Who is the woman that inspires you most?

Rachel McAdams. To me this woman is absolutely awe-inspiring and gifted.

 

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

Have a nice glass of carrot, orange and ginger juice.

Mina Velours

I am always one of the first on stage

 

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

What’s Crazy is not being crazy.

 

What is your favorite act in the show?

“Chain Gang”, the number I saw when I came to the Crazy Horse for the very first time. Powerful and sensual, I was deeply moved by it.

 

How do you become a Crazy Horse dancer?

You need to have been trained as such, have character, a distinct expression in your eyes, possess the appropriate physical attributes, a beautiful arched back and you need to be able to breathe deeply, so you can relax the day you go in for the audition.

 

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

I get there an hour and a half early. I put on my makeup, warm up for half an hour and go bug my buddies in the dressing room. Then I put on my costume and am always one of the first on stage.

 

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

A sensual, elegant and charming woman.

DID YOU KNOW THAT... ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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