“We had to mark the occasion”: the Moulin Rouge finds its wings again, its dancers celebrate in the street

“We had to mark the occasion”: the Moulin Rouge finds its wings again, its dancers celebrate in the street
“We had to mark the occasion”: the Moulin Rouge finds its wings again, its dancers celebrate in the street

The Moulin Rouge is a treasure of French heritage.

He found his wings again this Friday evening, July 5.

The cabaret has regained its silhouette, a few days before the Olympic flame passes under its windows.

French cancan in the middle of the road. This Friday night, the dancers were not on the stage of the Moulin Rouge, but outside, in front of hundreds of spectators. A spectator confided to the microphone of the 1 p.m. news on TF1: “I believe this is the first time in the history of the Moulin Rouge that this number is being performed for free, outside for Parisians.” A show lasting a few minutes to celebrate the grand return of the Moulin Rouge wings.

New wings to welcome the Olympic flame

Two months ago, they had come loose from the mill and fallen onto the road in the middle of the night. “We had to make a point”explains Cyrielle Vié, one of the dancers at the famous cabaret.

They had to be installed quickly. In about ten days, the Moulin Rouge will host the Olympic torch relay. The four blades have been reproduced identically, except for one detail: they are not yet turning. Jean-Victor Clerico, general manager of the Moulin Rouge, tells us: “They will be running normally at the start of the school year, after the summer.”. It will take a little patience before we see the wings turning again. But apparently, that didn’t stop the crowd from enjoying the show.


FR | TF1 reporting : E. Drouillac, M. Lopinski

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