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Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
The Moulin Rouge, the French cabaret famous for its high-kicking cancan dancers and flesh-exposing ostrich feather costumes, this week marks 130 years since it first opened its doors to audiences.
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October 03, 2019
Dancers get ready for the "Red" set in the review "Feerie" at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, July...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Dancers get ready for the "Red" set in the review "Feerie" at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, July 3, 2018. The Moulin Rouge, the French cabaret famous for its high-kicking cancan dancers and flesh-exposing ostrich feather costumes, this week marks 130 years since it first opened its doors to audiences.

For two performances every evening, 60 performers from 14 different countries twirl, kick and dance their way through the "Feerie" show, the review that is now the mainstay of the Moulin Rouge's repertoire. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Dancer Megan changes costume as she performs in the review "Feerie" at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France,...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Dancer Megan changes costume as she performs in the review "Feerie" at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, July 3, 2018. Backstage -- unseen by the 600,000 audience members who watch the show each year and quaff their way through nearly a quarter of a million bottles of champagne -- is a different kind of choreography; the sophisticated machinery of costume changes and scenery-pulling needed to make the show happen. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Dancer Claudine Van Den Bergh, 27, puts on her make-up before entering the stage in the review "Feerie"...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Dancer Claudine Van Den Bergh, 27, puts on her make-up before entering the stage in the review "Feerie" at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, June 12, 2018. Van Den Bergh has been dancing at the Moulin Rouge for seven years and has been Principal for three years. "At the moment I rush out to the backstage, I know exactly where to go, what to do, where my next costume is for the next part" she said. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Women work inside a workshop at Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, September 4, 2018. Each show requires...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Women work inside a workshop at Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, September 4, 2018. Each show requires 1,000 outfits, all crafted in the workshops that have been supplying the Moulin Rouge for decades. Each dancer has to make between 10 and 15 costume changes per show, with about 90 seconds to complete each one before they have to be back out on stage. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Axelle streches as she warms up before performing the French Cancan at the "Feerie" review at the Moulin...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Axelle streches as she warms up before performing the French Cancan at the "Feerie" review at the Moulin Rouge, in Paris, France, September 19, 2019. Every time a number finishes out on stage, the same scenario is repeated. The troupe of dancers rushes backstage. There, the multicolored costumes, many encrusted in rhinestones, have been laid out in order by an army of assistants. Rows of pink feather boas hang from rails. REUTERS/Philippe
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October 03, 2019
Dancer Lauren changes costume as she performs in the review "Feerie" at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France,...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Dancer Lauren changes costume as she performs in the review "Feerie" at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, July 3, 2018. Pink and black thigh-high leather boots, with sequin decoration, hang from racks. Elaborate constructions which go over the dancer's shoulders and create the illusion they have sparkling butterfly wings and ostrich feathers sprouting from their backs, sit in rows on tables.

Each dancer heads to the costume they require. While they change, technicians shift the scenery in time for the next number. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Dancers Claudiu, Harry, Reece, Samantha and Claudine are seen in the backstage at the Moulin Rouge in...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Dancers Claudiu, Harry, Reece, Samantha and Claudine are seen in the backstage at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, July 3, 2018. The dancers are changed in an instant. Then, the troupe rush back out onstage into the glare of the footlights. Without a pause, the costume assistants backstage put away the outfits that the dancers removed, then lay out a new set of outfits so they are ready for the next costume change and the next number. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Dancers perform in the review "Feerie" at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, July 23, 2018. The performances...
Paris, France
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Dancers perform in the review "Feerie" at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, July 23, 2018. The performances at the Moulin Rouge still hold true to the traditions established at the cabaret's founding on Oct. 6, 1889, when women who made a living washing linen by day transformed themselves into dancers at night. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
A dancer performs in the review "Feerie" at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, July 23, 2018. Critics...
Paris, France
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A dancer performs in the review "Feerie" at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, July 23, 2018. Critics say some aspects of the performance -- especially the fact that many of the female dancers are topless or wear see-through costumes -- is a sexist objectification that is out of step with modern times.

To mark the Moulin Rouge's 125th anniversary, in 2014, two activists from feminist group Femen climbed onto the theatre's roof and shouted that women's bodies should not be for sale. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
French Cancan soloist Olga Khokhlova, a dancer from ex-Soviet Kazakhstan, performs in the review "Feerie"...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
French Cancan soloist Olga Khokhlova, a dancer from ex-Soviet Kazakhstan, performs in the review "Feerie" at the Moulin Rouge, in Paris, France, November 11, 2017. Khokhlova has been at the Moulin Rouge for 12 years. "I love the adrenaline of the stage. The Moulin is a magical place where I live out my passion" she said. "When I’m on stage, I know that I am the inheritor of famous dancers who for 130 years have made the Moulin Rouge." REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
The sunset is seen on the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
The sunset is seen on the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, September 10, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
French Cancan soloist Olga Khokhlova, a dancer from ex-Soviet Kazakhstan, poses in a car as she arrives...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
French Cancan soloist Olga Khokhlova, a dancer from ex-Soviet Kazakhstan, poses in a car as she arrives at the Moulin Rouge prior to dancing in the "Feerie" review, in Paris, France, October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Jessica, Shauna and Lauren attend a rehearsal at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe...
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The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Jessica, Shauna and Lauren attend a rehearsal at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Dancers attend the yearly rehearsal with choreographer Bill Goodson (not pictured) at the Moulin Rouge...
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The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Dancers attend the yearly rehearsal with choreographer Bill Goodson (not pictured) at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Coach and dancer Audrey trains Isabelle during a rehearsal at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, August...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Coach and dancer Audrey trains Isabelle during a rehearsal at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Moulin Rouge French Cancan shoes are seen at the Clairvoy shoemaker workshop for the "Feerie" review,...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Moulin Rouge French Cancan shoes are seen at the Clairvoy shoemaker workshop for the "Feerie" review, in Paris, France, October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Shoemaker Marion Leclout works on Moulin Rouge boots at Clairvoy workshop in Paris, France, October 4,...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Shoemaker Marion Leclout works on Moulin Rouge boots at Clairvoy workshop in Paris, France, October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Drawings of Moulin Rouge costumes for the "Feerie" review are seen pinned on the wall at the Clairvoy...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Drawings of Moulin Rouge costumes for the "Feerie" review are seen pinned on the wall at the Clairvoy shoemaker workshop in Paris, France, October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Dancer Rylie tries on new Moulin Rouge outfits for the "Feerie" review with workshop owner Mine Verges...
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The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Dancer Rylie tries on new Moulin Rouge outfits for the "Feerie" review with workshop owner Mine Verges in Paris, France, September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer SEARCH "MOULINROUGE WOJAZER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. THE IMAGES SHOULD ONLY BE USED TOGETHER WITH THE STORY - NO STAND-ALONE USES.
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October 03, 2019
A dressmaker checks and fixes a costume for the Moulin Rouge "Feerie" review at a workshop in Paris,...
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The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
A dressmaker checks and fixes a costume for the Moulin Rouge "Feerie" review at a workshop in Paris, France, September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Dancers Claudine Van Den Bergh, 27, and Amanda warm up and stretch before going on stage in the review...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Dancers Claudine Van Den Bergh, 27, and Amanda warm up and stretch before going on stage in the review "Feerie" at the Moulin Rouge, in Paris, France, June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Dancers Courtney and Lacie wait for their next set in the corridors of the Moulin Rouge as they perform...
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The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Dancers Courtney and Lacie wait for their next set in the corridors of the Moulin Rouge as they perform in the review "Feerie" at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Jessey and Romane are seen in the backstage at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe...
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The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Jessey and Romane are seen in the backstage at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, July 3, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
French Cancan dancers wait to enter the stage during the "Feerie" review at the Moulin Rouge in Paris,...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
French Cancan dancers wait to enter the stage during the "Feerie" review at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Dancer Amanda waits to enter the stage at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Dancer Amanda waits to enter the stage at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
An employee pushes a trolley with champagne bottles in the cellar at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France,...
Paris, France
The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
An employee pushes a trolley with champagne bottles in the cellar at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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October 03, 2019
Waiters prepare the tables before the first show of the evening of the "Feerie" review at the Moulin...
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The Wider Image: Keeping the show on track at the Moulin Rouge for 130 years
Waiters prepare the tables before the first show of the evening of the "Feerie" review at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, France, September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
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