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Chain Gang


Dabbled in leopard-print lights, eyes captivating and bold…

A feline in trance, the « Chain Gang » performer and her lion’s mane transport you right into the heart of the savannah.

Fast-paced, unbridled Samba music beckons you deep into the African jungle !


Animal instinct

Woman or animal, or both? This fiery and impassioned theme is explored in the magnificent “Chain Gang” act.

Locked in a cage, wanting, aching to be free. Behind bars, the cat-like dancer wildly sways her hips.

Dancers lightened by a projection of a leopard’s skin in Crazy Horse's Chain Gang

Technically challenging, aesthetically pleasing solo act

A light projection of a leopard’s skin drapes this cat-like, caged woman, showcasing the suppleness of her movements in a hypnotizing choreography of ever-increasing intensity.

« Chain Gang » refers to the animal instinct inside every woman, when the animalistic and the feminine combine to engender a mesmerizing act.

Created by Alain Bernardin and in keeping in line with pure Crazy Horse tradition, this number and its magnificent play of lights, is a delicious, timeless moment.

A stunning solo act, both technically and aesthetically, in which the dancer performs on the tips of her toes.

This most enchanting number is performed to a tune inspired by the famous « No More Chain Gang », by Boney M., released in 1979.

A jerky, twitchy beat, escalating in intensity and speed until it reaches climactic heights.

Performed by Noémie Lenoir and Shakira

Sensual and feline creature, Guest Star on the legendary Crazy Horse stage, Top Model Noémie Lenoir interpreted, in June 2013, the “Chain Gang”-act brilliantly, in exclusive and select performances.

This historic number, from the mythical Parisian cabaret’s repertoire, also inspired numerous artists, of which Shakira, in her famous « She Wolf » clip. In this video, the distinguished Colombian star shows off unbelievably seductive postures behind the bars of a cage.

The « Chain Gang » solo act is part of the fabulous « Forever Crazy » show, a best-of of the major Crazy Horse acts, on tour around the world, from Berlin to Seoul and Milan to Montréal.



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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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