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Moulin Rouge description and photos - France: Paris. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Moulin Rouge.
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Moulin Rouge ("Red Mill", Moulin Rouge) - the world's most famous classic cabaret, founded in 1899. It is located on Boulevard Clichy, in the area of Pigalle, in the famous "red light district".
The opening of the cabaret was deliberately timed to coincide with the start of the Paris World Exhibition and the completion of the Eiffel Tower, both of which the events attracted many guests to the capital of France, and the initiators of the project counted on their attention. The name of the cabaret comes from a dummy windmill, painted red - it is installed on the roof.
From the very beginning, cabaret attracted not only the middle class, but the aristocracy, people of art. The Prince of Wales, Picasso, Oscar Wilde became its regulars. The initial period of Moulin Rouge's activity was overshadowed by the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - the artist appeared here every evening. His paintings of dancers and dances made the cabaret famous.
The main part of the Moulin Rouge evening program has always been a performance accompanied by a cancan. This number changed over time: from a dance of courtesans, it gradually turned into an exciting dance of perfectly trained ballerinas - with acrobatic stunts, but still with screams and screams.
In 1893, one of the dancers of the Moulin Rouge for the first time in modern stories completely undressed on stage. It can be considered that a real striptease was performed here for the first time.
In 1915, a fire destroyed the Moulin Rouge, but in 1921 the institution reopened. During the occupation of Paris, its activities were interrupted, but after the war the performances resumed. Charles Aznavour sang here. Technologically very complex numbers were staged: for example, in 1964, a huge aquarium appeared on the stage in which naked dancers were swimming.
An innumerable number of songs have been written about the famous cabaret, six feature films have been shot, and a novel has been written.
The cabaret has 850 seats. Nowadays, a revue "Extravaganza" is being staged here, which is considered the best program of the Moulin Rouge.
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