Crazy Horse, Paris’ oldest cabaret show has arrived in London! As you can see from the images, the premiere saw quite the Boho A-list turn-out. Added to that a very diverse crowd of cougars, young lovelies, salt of the earth types and various artful dodgers from our capital’s rich tapestry, which made for a great audience. Each and everyone loved the show and no wonder. I’ve watched countless burlesque shows over the years and much as I adore our local girls with their multitude of tattoos, devotion to period detail and more or less handcrafted costumes and routines, Crazy Horse is just in a completely different league. From the very first act, the audience was just in jaw-dropping awe. The girls are in the most sublime physical shape, the costumes are amazing and with more than enough nods to fashion to keep even the most obsessive fashionista purring contentedly (homage to Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton? Check. Homage to the legendary monokini createur Rudy Gernreich? Check. Christian Louboutin shoes and boots? But of course).
Managing Director Andrée Deissenberg was formerly at Cirque du Soleil, and has a literary and artistic background. She is French/American, speaks five languages fluently and is an essential force in the dynamics of the Crazy Horse Group. All this is evident; this isn’t your regular tits’n’ass parade, but a slick, intelligent and sensual production. You can’t even get jealous of the girls’ beauty – you might as well be jealous of a unicorn, they are in a class of their own.
The lighting is nothing short of sensational and the hair and make-up totally on point. And the choreography is fabulous. Throw in music that does a version of Britney Spears’ legendary Toxic and a beautiful, very haunting Antony Johnson song, not to mention adorable and utterly silly French pop and we were eating out of their hands. Well, apart from the chap behind me, who snoozed his way through the first half to his female companion’s utter disgust, “Bleedin’ hell, if you can’t stay awake through this lot, what chance have I got?!”
Till the 22nd December 2012, Crazy Horse Paris presents the extravagant and opulent production of Forever Crazy staged in a purpose-built, luxurious venue on London’s South Bank. Featuring a cast of ten dazzlingly beautiful classically trained dancers, this lavish spectacle takes place against the backdrop of stunning lighting and visual effects which serve to make this show an artistic masterpiece. Forever Crazy is a celebration of femininity, sensuality and creativity. As Jean-Paul Gaultier puts it, ‘Crazy about the Crazy, always and more than ever…’
Crazy Horse is delighted to be supporting the MTV Staying Alive Foundation as their official charity partner. The charity works to tackle the HIV epidemic by fighting HIV the smart way by supporting innovative projects in the areas that need it most by funding the creative and ambitious young leaders that run them. MTV Staying Alive Foundation also produces ground-breaking global content that reinforces the aim to stop HIV before it even starts.For more information log onto http://stayingalivefoundation.org
Forever Crazy will run on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesdays at 8.30pm, and twice daily, Thursday – Saturday at 7.00pm and 9.30pm.
Platinum £69 | Gold £55 | Silver £45 | Bar Standing £35
Champagne packages and group bookings are also available, as well as corporate hospitality, and exclusive hire.
Tickets available from www.forevercrazy.co.uk
South Bank (just behind National Theatre)
Words by Anna Bang
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