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Ecstatic frequencies

With agility, flexibility and humor, the bodies of the Crazy Girls is passed through a scanner in this electric and contemporary scene, created by Philippe Decouflé and Ali Mahdavi.

Five heavenly creatures surrender their will to contagiously erratic and pulsating rock music generating ecstatic frequencies!

Their wild movements draw you into the innermost confines of passion and desire.

 

Revealing the woman

If at first glance, the beautiful artists of the legendary Crazy Horse cast all seem identical, the intention behind this number was to reveal, as if with a bar code, the true personalities hidden under the iconic Crazy Horse square wig.

An instrument of truth, the scanner reveals the woman who hides behind these sumptuous bodies with perfect measurements.

Elegant, as talented as they are impertinent, each dancer offers a particular vision of femininity, as the scanner goes crazy at the sight of such gorgeous curves and endless legs.

 

A groundbreaking scene

At the launch of the show Désirs” in September 2009, Decouflé’s decision to show the Crazy Girls as they are, blondes, brunettes, redheads … without their traditional wig, represents a near-revolution for the house on avenue George V.

Scanner, le tableau du show Désirs, au cabaret Crazy Horse Paris

To modernize while preserving the spirit of the Crazy Horse was also one of the wishes of the famous French choreographer, who in June 2009 spoke with the newspaper “Le Parisien”, while he was still creating the show, saying: “I’m still trying to make it all less standardized, to draw on their characters, each one’s special features. For example, I’m gradually relieving the show of wigs, so you can see their real hair, their real faces, so you can identify them… “.

Total improvisation

At the request of the director, for this number, the Crazy Horse dancers were also allowed to indulge their imaginations in an almost entirely improvised moment, during which their bodies appear and disappear in light.

A moment of pure craziness on the legendary stage of the famous Parisian cabaret.

For this scene, which rewrites the rules of the Crazy Horse, the projections were created by Olivier Simola and light effects by Begoña Garcia Navas.

The music was composed by Antonin Maurel.

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DID YOU KNOW THAT... ?

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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 ».

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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