The Crazy Horse Documentary

Serena Doherty March 29, 2016 Burlesque Dancing Basics
Forever Crazy

The legendary Paris cabaret show Crazy Horse documentary is coming soon. Watch the teasing trailer for a taste of the Crazy Horse dancers and show.

The Crazy Horse Documentary

Le Crazy Horse Paris is notorious for their risqué performances and modern cabaret shows. The topless Crazy Horse girls perform in colourful lights and little else.

Now they have an upcoming burlesque documentary, Crazy Horse, directed by Frederick Wiseman. We, for some, can’t wait to get a glimpse behind the scenes.

The cabaret shows are choreographed by the renowned Philippe Decouflé. The documentary sees his dancers going through their challenging schedule. They’re seen both on stage and behind the scenes as they prepare for and unveil their new show, Désir.

It’s not often backstage views are given of cabaret life outside the US and the UK. The Crazy Horse documentary promises to be an unmissable slice on neo-burlesque.

Crazy Horse Documentary

(Image from The New York Times)

Le Crazy Horse burlesque club opened its doors in 1951 by Alain Bernardin and is currently in the hands of his three children.

The troupe is renowned for their live cabaret shows with lithe showgirls miming to tracks they’ve recorded. There’s also a diverse range of magic and variety ‘turns’ between each nude show.

Crazy Horse has recently started featuring celebrities stripping for a limited number of shows. These have included Dita Von Teese, Carmen Electra, Aria Cascaval, Arielle Dombasle and Pamela Anderson.

The erotic revue is composed of songs and sequences that feature classic burlesque, Bob Fosse and Cirque du Soleil. Crazy Horse performs two shows a night and three on Saturdays, seven days a week. Phew!

The hours are long long lo-ong when you add rehearsals, costume changes, hair and makeup. If, like us, you’re a little more than intrigued get a glimpse into the Crazy Horse documentary below.

Check out Six Great Burlesque Documentaries and watch our quick-fire answer to: what is burlesque?

(Main image from Zoom Cinema)