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Upside down

Hypnotic magic

To a Toxic tune, the legs multiply and bodies metamorphose into stunning and sensual visions.

This hypnotic play of mirrors and reflections has a way of unsettling your perceptions and disturbing your senses.


100% Decouflé

The first creation staged by the choreographer Philippe Decouflé, when creating the show “Désirs” in 2009, “Upside Down” is a hypnotic and mesmerizing scene.

It is a perfect representation of the collaboration between the Crazy Horse and Decouflé.

The art direction of the number was created by the Iranian designer Ali Mahdavi.

He was called by the cabaret’s management to refocus the development of the new show “Désirs” around the codes of the house.

Upside Down is a hypnotic and mesmerizing scene

The DNA of the Crazy Horse

A student of American choreography, and known for his work with mirrors and the creation of double images in projections, Philippe Decouflé wanted to pay tribute to his mentor Alwin Nikolais.

With “Upside Down”, the director of the show “Désir” then created a graphic and aesthetic scene, which shows the DNA of the most avant-garde of cabarets, the Crazy Horse.

An stunning scene

While the version of the song as sung to much success by Britney Spears resonates, in a sensual reinterpretation by the Franco-Israeli singer Yael Naim, you will fall over backwards before these stunning reflections.

Shapely and elegant, enhanced by the light effects unique to the fabulous shows of the Crazy Horse Paris, these silhouettes reproduced to infinity will eventually do more than make you lose your head!

Collaboration with Beyoncé

This number, which has become a key part of the show “Désirs”, was reprised by Beyoncé in her video “Partition. In it, the American star reproduces the famous and stunning footwork of the Crazy Girls in a video made in the legendary Parisian cabaret.

The shoes for this scene were created by the famous shoemaker of the red sole, Christian Louboutin, and the costumes are the work of the Crazy Horse workshop, under the direction of Roselyne Diouy.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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