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Rougir de Désir

A feline creature

Out of the dark, a striking silhouette appears.

To a tune by Antony and the Johnsons, her graceful and feline movements mesh with light.

Her outlines sharpen and bit-by-bit her forms are revealed, playing with your senses, teasing your emotions.


An iconic scene

The last solo from the show “Désirs”, directed by Philippe Decouflé under the artistic direction of the Iranian artist and photographer Ali Mahdavi,”Rougir de Désirs” is an original creation with a play of lights and a pure aesthetics.

The number conveys the power and fragility of Woman, through the unique interpretation of the solo dancer, who hides and reveals herself in this refined and modern play of lights.

Like other creations of “Désirs” such as “Upside Down”, “Rougir de Désir”, created in 2009, is a timeless and universal number, and is among the great classics of the legendary Parisian cabaret’s repertoire.

Rougir de Désir conveys the power and fragility of Woman

Winning over Beyoncé

A number that also won over the American singer Beyoncé, who reinterpreted it in 2013 in her video “Partition”, shot in collaboration with Crazy Horse.

Visual effects

Under the leadership of Philippe Decouflé, new technologies have been introduced and used by the Crazy Horse technical teams for this iconic scene.

Using sensors, the solo dancer of “Rougir de Désir” performs the dance by painting her skin with light and delicate lace projections, following her tightly choreographed movements.

Costume by Fifi Chachnil

The costume of the stage persona, who sways her hips with absolute pleasure, was created by the Parisian designer Fifi Chachnil.

The shoes were created by the famous shoemaker of the red sole, Christian Louboutin, first Guest Creator of the history of Crazy Horse Paris.

The lighting effects were created by Begoña Garcia Navas and the special effects by Benoît Simon. An exquisite number coming before making way for the grand final “Glamazones”.



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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 ».

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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 ».

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