Mixing cultures is one thing that Las Vegas is extremely good at doing. Taking hints from various different countries is practically what makes up a better part of the Las Vegas Strip casinos' themes. With diversity running rampant in Sin City, it should be no surprised that it would stretch all the way to its individual stage performances. Adding a little French flare to a casino that really has no cultural basis, the MGM Grand's Crazy Horse Paris is the perfect example of the simple integration of another country's influences. Mixing sexuality and nudity with a little bit of a Parisian flare, the 60 year old Crazy Horse Paris stage show is as successful as ever.
Before you witness the Crazy Horse Paris, you should know that it is more than just a lengthy, sensual strip tease. While half nude gals grace the stage throughout the course of the show, it's far more than just a cheap thrill for me. The Crazy Horse Paris' 60 year history has it starting overseas, created in 1951 by Alain Bernardin. Bernardin put a colorful twist on the strip tease, experimenting with a plethora of colorful light projections and strobes. In 2001, when the show celebrated its 50th successful year, the show moved to the MGM Grande under the name La Femme. In 2007, the name reverted back to its origins as a tribute to the infamous French show.
The basis behind Crazy Horse Paris is both simple and elaborate. Beautiful women offer up their half nude figures for more than just the male audiences' pleasure. The sensual dances take on meaning and depth and cover a range of topics including the zodiac signs. The girls aren't the only star of the show as the lighting takes on a life of its own to become an essential part of the show. If you thought a troupe of half naked vixens was enough to make a show successful, you'll be surprised to find what drenching them in an array of varying colors (like a pink checkerboard) can do for the show. Suddenly the sensual routines being performed on stage no longer have that "striptease" feel and the 75 minute long show takes on an air of sophistication.
Though the color displays bring the show to levels that most strip clubs don't come anywhere near reaching, Crazy Horse Paris is still a strip show in essence. The girls that were chosen to dance on stage (which are the same 12 girls that perform with the original troupe in Paris) fit the bill as Las Vegas strippers. Their nude figures are nothing short of tantalizing, and though they're almost indistinguishable from one another, your eyes will never tire of staring at them.
Bringing that French flare to Sin City is the least of what the Crazy Horse Paris show offers. Perfectly adapted lighting and gorgeous girls give this show the perfect mix of sexuality and style.