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Sputnik

The reaches of the galaxy

In a nebulous spaceship, a celestial apparition.

The outline of a back emerges, barely covered voluptuous curves radiate into the cosmos.

Her eyes intense, her demeanor galactic.

Sensuality invades Earth, but wait… are you seeing double ?!?

Set off on a dream voyage to the farthest reaches of the galaxy…

 

Historic number

Historic number Created by choreographer Philippe Decouflé, “Sputnik” was inspired by a key number from the historic repertoire of famous Parisian cabaret called “Vénus”, which the Crazy Horse wanted to revive on the legendary stage at 12 avenue George V.

At the launch of the show “Désirs” in 2009, an initial creation entitled “Lithion” was offered in the program, before the scene was completely overhauled in 2012 and became this act performed on the stage today.

“Sputnik” pays tribute to the first spacecraft placed in orbit around the earth by the former USSR, which marked the beginning of the space age in 1957.

If the context of the original number was the landing on the moon and Neil Armstrong’s first steps in 1969, the conquest of space is a topic that remains fabled, just like the Crazy Horse and the stars that have appeared on its legendary stage.

Le tableau Spoutnik, un grand classique du répertoire du Crazy Horse Paris

Galactic music

The famous composer of electronic music Mirwais, producer of several albums of Madonna’s, created the original soundtrack for this dreamlike scene, with the collaboration of dancer Fiamma Rosa.

In her sensual voice, the Crazy Girl from Siberia reads out a Russian love poem that she herself recorded in a Paris studio. A dreamlike feeling will envelope your senses on hearing this poignant beauty’s words.

Interstellar journey

Mirwais’s music perfectly illustrated this interstellar journey through the universe in a “Crazy” way, and allowed Philippe Decouflé to imagine the choreography in its current version, complete with scenery created by Luca Antonucci and lighting effects created by Begoña Garcia Navas.

The costumes for “Sputnik” were created by the Crazy Horse Costumes workshop and inspired by the designs of the Franco-Japanese artist Antoine Kruk. The surprising shoes were custom designed by Christian Louboutin.

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DID YOU KNOW THAT... ?

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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 ? »

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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