Tina Tobago

Nationality: French
Hair: dark
Eyes:
black
Astrological sign: cancer

 

How did you get your stage-name?

Tina for the cat-like hair of Tina Turner and Tobago in reference to a paradise island of the Caribbean that reminds me of my island of origin: Guadeloupe.

How do you become a Crazy Horse dancer?

I became Crazy Horse dancer in that famous cabaret thanks to my dance passion. I wanted so much to join it for years. I have to shorten my time as an operating room nurse to do both.

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

I think of the determination I need to have to be able to fulfill a number of my desires.

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

A smoothie per day, minimum!

What is your favorite act in the show?

Chain Gang

Tina Tobago

Elegant, sensual, dominating

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

I put on my super slippers, spread my make-up in the dressing room and transform myself: hair, nail polish, make-up and I always end up with my lips.

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

The first day of training. It was very rich in emotion.

Who is the woman who that inspires you most?

I have two: my grandmother for her strength of character and my mum who passed me her taste for dance.

What is Crazy and what is not Crazy for you?

“Crazy” is an outlined look. Vulgarity is “not Crazy”.

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

Elegant, sensual, dominating.

 

Photos: Riccardo Tinelli

DID YOU KNOW THAT... ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 ».

  • 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 ».

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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