Unsurpassed for nearly half a century as a radical innovation that pays tribute to the female form as both art and entertainment, Crazy Horse Paris
has traveled from its theater on the Avenue George V across the street from Yves St. Laurent in Paris to right here on the Strip at MGM Grand
for one last week. And it since its arrival it has become one of the most seductive, beautiful and awe-inspiring shows on the Strip. But before we delve into its current show at MGM Grand, we must first take a look back at where it all began.
Crazy Horse Paris was founded by Alain Bernardin in 1951, who was an amateur artist and full-time antique dealer who was fascinated by two seemingly very different things: the American Western movie genre and the female form. In an attempt to break away from the post-war fashion structures and create a show that was more striking than the usual American striptease and accepted by everyone, Crazy Horse Paris was born. The original version started with just one girl and Bernardin used lighting and color to make her body look like a piece of art. There was no choreography, just the girl covered in color and light.
Due to the cultural and artistic revolution in the 1960’s Bernardin moved away from the singular and focused on a collective group. He started to use one or more dancers and incorporated choreography and original music into each act. He continued to play around with light and color and eventually achieved his goal that art was woman and woman were art.
Today, Bernadrin’s dream of celebrating the wonder and beauty that is the female body lives on but with even more intricate choreography, stunning light displays and film that help re-invent the female form as art. Each number performed contains subliminal messaging that lures in the audience as well as lighting that casts magical shadows and illuminates areas of the body for one of the most creative shows on the Strip. And then there is the choreography.
Bringing together all 12 of the international collection of dancers that performed with the original Crazy Horse dance troupe to the stage Crazy Horse Paris offers unparalleled choreography and dancing that is used in such a way that its hard not to see the female body as an art form. The end result is the most stunning visual show you may ever experience on a stage.
This is the last week for Crazy Horse Paris
at MGM Grand so if you want to see this beautiful show that highlights the female body as art make sure you book your tickets right here on Best of Vegas. Show times are at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Las Vegas, NV 09/24/12