Known for its troupe of beautiful, seductive dancers in barely-there costumes, ‘le Crazy’ is the most avant-garde of Parisian cabarets, set in an intimate underground theatre on the exclusive Avenue George V.

Choreographer Philippe Decouflé’s show, Désirs, which has run since 2009, is a no-holds-barred lesson in femininity and sensuality. Glamorous dancers with stage names such as Baby Light, Nooka Karamel and Daisy Blu treat wide-eyed audiences to twice-nightly performances. The show’s tableaux range from the playful and coquettish to the daring, erotic and downright sexy, with the clever and creative use of lighting and mirrors emphasising an abundance of womanly curves.

The show opens with the iconic God Save our Bareskin, a cheeky take on the British Royal Guard complete with bearskin hats, epaulettes and strategically-placed tassels. Among the other highlights are Red Shoes and the Final Fantasy sequence, during which a soloist treads the line between pleasure and pain. The girls go out with a bang in a stunning new finale entitled Glamazones.

Crazy Horse. Shows Saturday at 7 pm, 9:30 pm & 11:45 pm. Sunday-Friday at 8:15 pm & 10:45 pm. Tel: +33 (0)1 47 23 32 32. Beverage and show packages from €125. Show-only €105

Originally published in the April-May 2013 issue of France Today

 

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