France: the Moulin Rouge reopens its doors

The excitement for the dancers of the Moulin Rouge.

After a year and a half of forced closure due to the pandemic, the famous Parisian cabaret reopens its doors to the public this Friday, September 10. For the 80 artists, the pressure is immense within a few hours of getting back on stage. For three months, the rehearsals have been intense. Last big gap before the big jump:

“We’re very excited and can’t wait to get back on stage. None of us have ever gone this long without dancing, so it’s really, really exciting for us, much more than usual.“explains Amy Leroy, a British dancer.

No more gauge but spaced tables, the sanitary pass required at the entrance as in all cabarets, The mask will only be compulsory when traveling. The resumption will be gradual at the Moulin Rouge: two shows per evening, four days per week; Same configuration at the Lido and the Paradis Latin, other Parisian cabarets which will also reopen.

The “Michettes”, the transformist artists from Michou, have already rekindled the spotlight a week ago.

As soon as we were told, you can go, it’s back to school, we put our energy to the limit, everyone left and everyone already had their ideas in their heads, in preparation, it was fabulous” emphasizes Marie-Pierre “, artistic director at Michou.

Parisian nights are making their comeback.

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