The crazy French girls are still here

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Feb. 10, 2012, 12:29 a.m. | Food & Nightclubs — by Mariya Manzhos


They wear Laboutin boots and are irresistible to men. The girls from Cabaret Crazy Horse are already here, so you can get your last-minute tickets to see what may be the hottest show out there.

In 1951, Allen Bernardine opened the Crazy Horse Saloon which soon became a popular venue on the Paris night scene.

The cabaret’s chic and creative dance numbers were well-received by the audience. While preserving its heritage, over the decades the show has become more technologically spectacular with special effects, kaleidoscopic lighting and pulsing music.

Famous among the Paris elite, the girls even inspired Salvador Dali to create his famous lip-shaped couch, which eventually appeared in the cabaret’s show and inspired the design of a bottle in its own line of perfume.

The Crazy Horse turns seduction and allurement into an art form. This long-running act has performed in front of such luminaries as President John F. Kennedy, Liza Minelli, Kevin Kostner and Quentin Tarantino.

The manager prides the girls on being “perfectly shaped” and says that most of them are professionally trained.

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

Two dancers are from Ukraine and Russia, but unfortunately for all the curious men, the cabaret girls are strictly forbidden to talk to the visitors or the staff.

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 Velyka Vasylkivska, St., Hr 300-1,600.
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