Moulin Rogue cabaret troupe to perform in Singapore for first time

Moulin Rogue cabaret troupe to perform in Singapore for first time

SINGAPORE - One of the most iconic cabaret troupes in the world is set to perform at a French community gala dinner at Marina Bay Sands (MBS) on Saturday.

'A Taste of Moulin Rouge', will feature 15 of the 80 Moulin Rouge dancers in two stunning numbers - the glamorous 'Paris Danse' and the iconic French Cancan dance. The performance will last 10 minutes.

A 360 projection of the famous Montmartre facade and its red windmill will be displayed in the Grand Ballroom at MBS.

"As one of Paris' most renowned cultural treasures, we hope the audience will be able to enjoy a nostalgic and thrilling night filled with Parisian charms," said Jean-Jacques Clerico, President of the Moulin Rouge.

Janet Pharaoh, Artistic Director of the Moulin Rouge, held auditions from Las Vegas to London, and from Sydney to Paris, to recruit dancers with very specific criteria. The requirements to be a Moulin Rouge dancer include: classical ballet training, minimum height of 5'8" for the girls and 6'3" for the boys, a nice figure, and a bright personality.

Fourteen nationalities are represented in the entire cast.

The dinner is organised by the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (FCCS), Conseillers du Commerce Exteìrieur (CCE), ENCORE! (The European Season Festival) and Alliance Française in celebration of the Singapore's 50th anniversary.

ljessica@sph.com.sg

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