Moulin Rouge is a cabaret built in 1889 by Joseph Oller, who also owned the Paris Olympia. Close to Montmartre in the Paris red-light district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy in the 18th arrondissement.
The Moulin Rouge is best known as the spiritual birthplace of the modern form of the can-can dance. Originally introduced as a seductive dance by the courtesans who operated from the site, the can-can dance revue evolved into a form of entertainment of its own and led to the introduction of cabarets across Europe. Today the Moulin Rouge is a tourist destination, offering musical dance entertainment for visitors from around the world. Much of the romance of turn-of-the-century France is still present in the club's decor. Notable performers at the Moulin Rouge have included Ella Fitzgerald, Liza Minnelli, La Toya Jackson, Elton John, La Goulue, Josephine Baker, Frank Sinatra, Yvette Guilbert, Jane Avril, Mistinguett, Le Pétomane, Édith Piaf and others.
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The original Crazy Horse was founded in Paris by Alain Bernardin in 1951 and has been an illustrious cabaret ever since. Over the years, the company diversified its activities and developed beyond France. Today the company presents several shows throughout the world, features guest stars on a regular basis, and actively develops its licensing and merchandising as well as its audio-visual divisions.Its rich artistic legacy is recognized especially among creators, artists and designers. Over the past months Le Crazy Horse Paris has collaborated with Christian Louboutin, David Lynch, Miuccia Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Kylie Minogue and Ellen von Unwerth.