Dita Von Teese At Crazy Horse
Dita Von Teese At Crazy Horse

Film Review

Film title
Crazy Horse, Paris with Dita Von Teese
Director
Philippe Noël
Starring
Dita Von Teese
Release date
8 Feb
Certificate
15

Crazy Horse, Paris with Dita Von Teese

3/5 stars
Film review by Gareth K Vile.
Published 02 February 2010

Featuring Dita Von Teese's routines and the cabaret set-pieces from the famous French night-club the Crazy Horse, this DVD presents burlesque as a mixture of celebrity, nudity and high production values. A long way from the satirical and community-minded scenes of Scotland, it promotes polish over imagination.

Despite the nudity, the show isn't particularly sexy: by the end, the parade of nude beauties turns the body into just another aesthetic object, and the final routine - featuring a line up of almost identical women in wigs and little else - could almost be a surreal look at the conformity and predictability of the choreography. Of course, the discipline is incredible in the chorus line, and there are moments of humour: Dita's Lazy routine has a languid lilt, even if the DVD sorely lacks the immediacy of live performance.

A solid recording of a high-cost show, Crazy Horse, Paris unfortunately does little to express the ferment and energy of modern cabaret.

 

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