Le Crazy Horse will drive you... well, crazy

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Feb. 2, 2012, 10:17 p.m. | Food & Nightclubs — by Mariya Manzhos


Le Crazy Horse Cabaret, as they call it in Paris, is definitely not a show for prudes. This famous erotic show was founded in 1951 offers a “particularly French blend of sophistication and vulgarity,” as A.O. Scott wrote in his New York Times review.

Full of passion, it will excite any warm-blooded person out there.

But don’t be quick to dismiss the Crazy Horse as simply a provocative striptease. They have turned seduction into an art form, and have performed in front of such luminaries as President John F. Kennedy, Liza Minnelli, Kevin Costner and Quentin Tarantino.

The 90-minute show is filled with humor, dazzling choreography and barely visible costumes.

The cabaret’s website,, boasts that 2,500 pairs of stockings, 500 liters of body make-up and 300 lipsticks specially made in the shade “Rouge Crazy” (Crazy Red) are used by the dancers each year.

The dancers themselves are called exuberant names such as Diva Novita and Baby Light. All 10 girls are drop dead gorgeous, and could even pass for being sisters.

Founder Allen Bernardine set strict aesthetic criteria for the performers’ height, waist measurements and distance between various body parts.

The troupe is quite international, with dancers hailing from countries such as France, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Romania and Ukraine.

Wed, Thu, Feb. 8, 9 -7 p.m.; Fri, Feb. 10 - 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; Sat, Feb. 11 - 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; Sun, Feb. 12 - 3 p.m.,5:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Kyiv National Academic Theatre of Operetta, 53/3 Chervonoarmiyska St., tickets: Hr 300-1600.
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