Friday, August 28, 2015

The Moulin Rouge of Paris Comes to NYC for First Time

The Moulin Rouge ( has officially confirmed their landmark voyage to the United States, as a part of this year’s BEST OF FRANCE celebration in Time Square, taking place on September 26, 2015 from 10:00am to 8:00pm and September 27, 2015 from 10:00am-7:00pm. Organized by the New York French Community in partnership with many prominent organizations, this third edition of BEST OF FRANCE (, formerly known as Taste of France. The celebration is expected to have thousands of visitors over the course of the weekend, attendees will enjoy free entrance to walk the festival grounds and see abridged Moulin Rouge performances and fashion shows.
The French review is bringing “a Taste of Moulin Rouge” to New York City for the first time in 126 years, highlighting all of the glamour and elation that is a part of the French staple’s rich history. During their short time in NYC, the Moulin Rouge dancers will be making appearances at New York City’s most well-known landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, The Empire State Building and Times Square. Over the years, the Moulin Rouge has become the most famous cabaret in the world, internationally known for its French Cancan, immortalized by Toulouse-Lautrec in 1891 with his first advertising poster, as well as for its sumptuous grand stage shows: elaborate costumes boasting feathers, Swarovski crystals and sequins, fantastical settings, and original music.
“This is a widely anticipated event. The Moulin Rouge will greet the city that never sleeps for the first time in over 100 years,” says Moulin Rouge CEO, Jean-Jacques Clerico. “We are absolutely thrilled to participate in BEST OF FRANCE it is truly an honor to be part of something that encourages such strong global ties and cultural values. What better way to bring our legendary show to a legendary city than with our lavish costumes, majestic dances, and sensational French energy. ”

Dancers will present “a Taste of Moulin Rouge”, a condensed performance of 8 minutes, paying homage to their world famous Féerie and Cancan. The French extravaganza will showcase iconic costumes that have played key roles in the Moulin Rouge’s long history during their fashion show. Jane Avril, La Goulue, Mistinguett, and Robe En Strass are amongst the lucky stars that helped set the opulent costume standards. These one of a kind Swarovski crystal encrusted garments being showcased at “Best of France” are estimated to cost upwards of $350,000 total. All costumes are handcrafted by Moulin Rouge’s in house ateliers, from design to production. Moulin Rouge’s regalia boast intricate details, manufactured and sourced by their recently acquired specialty shoe and feather makers, Maison Clairvoy and Maison Février. The Moulin Rouge will perform two live shows daily at BEST OF FRANCE, in addition to the performances Moulin Rouge will host a daily Costume Fashion Show. Scheduled times as follows:
Live Performances: Main Stage
  • Saturday, September 26, 2015 
    12:50pm EST & 4:05pm EST
  • Sunday, September 27, 2015 
    11:20am EST & 4:30pm EST
Fashion Shows
  • Saturday, September 26, 2015 
  • Sunday, September 27, 2015 
For more information on Moulin Rouge please visit

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