The Moulin Rouge, of course, is a famous cabaret that has been part of Paris’ bohemian night-life since it opened in 1889. On the outside, it’s distinguished by a red windmill atop the building, while inside it’s regarded as the birthplace of the famous French dance the can-can.
The Moulin Rouge has been immortalized in a variety of European/Hollywood films, books and even music videos. In 2010, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet did a full-scale ballet set in turn of the 19th century Paris that celebrated the club’s bohemian spirit.
This tribute to the Moulin Rouge is being presented by three local dance troupes: Bottoms Up Burlesque Club, Zarifah Dance Troupe and Jala Idzahar Belly Dance Troupe. It goes at the Artesian on Saturday April 30 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket information can be found on the Artesian website, and to whet your appetite here’s the trailer for the RWB production.