Review: Crazy Horse Paris “Forever Crazy”, The Parisian Macau
Currently running at the Parisian Theatre in Macau, aptly enough, is the show “Forever Crazy” by Crazy Horse Paris.
About Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse is a renowned Parisian cabaret venue. This show marks their Macau debut.
The Macau Show
The show in Macau is essentially a reprise of the one which came to Hong Kong in 2013.
The staging is sparse but sleek. There are a number of set piece performances, to their own music and interwoven with audiovisual storytelling offstage. These take different themes, flashed up on stage to start, and evoke them through dance.
The focus is the troupe of ten western lady dancers. The performances employ them, separately and together, in themed dances for the various set pieces, with appropriate recorded music. The costumes are striking and the dancing is actually pretty good. The talking point may be the performers’ state of undress, but in fact for a show labelled as “erotic cabaret” it is actually fairly mild, tasteful stuff.
There is also a number by a male dancer called Mr. Fantastic (Robert Muraine) which is perhaps the most mesmerising of the evening. It is an old school circus style show of bodily manipulation.
The whole effect is of a slightly retro, elegant cabaret show. The show is not overly long but it is fast paced and entertaining.
Forever Crazy is on from Wednesday 1st – Sunday 12th November at the 1,200-seat Parisian Theatre. Tickets are priced at HK$/MOP 180-680. They are available at www.cotaiticketing.com, or by phone from 6333 6660 (Hong Kong), +853 2882 8818 (Macau) or 4001 206 618 (mainland China). The venue’s “Brasserie” restaurant is offering a pre-show dinner menu.
Patrons must be aged eighteen or older, which will disappoint some teenage boys.
Getting to Macau
The simplest way to reach the Parisian from Hong Kong is via the Cotai Ferry. You can read our review here.
The Parisian Macau provided the preview access. All content and opinions expressed are true and original to the author.