Crazy about the Crazy Horse: Crazy Horse Paris Review

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“femininity, creativity, audacity…” reads the tagline for the new show at the Crazy Horse.


Visiting Paris and not making time for a cabaret show is like going to dinner and not finishing your meal with a dessert.


While I’ve visited the traditional show, Moulin Rouge, on a previous visit to Paris, I’ve long wanted to view a more modern, more creative, more artistic show, such as the Crazy Horse Paris. Rightly so, the Crazy Horse Paris claims DÉSIRS is the ‘most avant-garde cabaret show in Paris’. SPOILER: They’re not bluffing.


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– Crazy Horse Paris Review

The show is inspired by femininity and explores the comprehensive theme in full depth. There is light and shade to the show, plus a touch of comedic relief in the form of two tap dancing twins to lighten the mood in the second half of the show. The show’s artistic director, Ali Mahdavi has clearly considered his audience in the compilation of the show. He has managed to put a spin on the old classic and despite the show’s provocative nature (inherent to the crazy horse), the only thing I really found myself provoking was artistic thought and endless inspiration.


The dancers are much better trained here than any other show I have seen in Paris – the choreography is strictly in unison and no muscle is left unused. But the female body is not only explored and celebrated through movement, as each routine is elaborately complimented by stunning costume design and some of the most innovative lighting I have seen in a show of this size.


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Sultry and seductive as it were, the real highlight of the evening for me lay at the very core of the concept of this new Crazy Horse show: Feminism. We are on a constant quest to celebrate women and their role in society, of which Crazy Horse has done with great innovation in this new show. The show is a captivating look inside the celebration of French women and women the world over, and should indeed be on everyone’s list as a must visit in Paris.


The ‘Champagne Show’ includes a half bottle of champagne and the show from €85 per person.


Show Times

Sunday to Friday: 8:15 pm & 10:45 pm Saturday: 7:00 pm, 9:30 pm & 11:45 pm


Tel: +33 1 47 23 32 32 – Open daily from 10:00 am to midnight


World of Wanderlust visited the Crazy Horse Paris as a guest, however my opinion is as always, my own.

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