Brisbane you absolutely Cancan!
The burlesque extravaganza you need right now opens next month:
for THREE shows over February 26 and 27, Cabaret de Paris will take over QPAC in a high-kicking, sequined and feathered show like no other!
Cabaret de Paris is a stage spectacular celebrating old-fashioned showgirl glamour combined with the skill of adagio dancers, aerial pole artistry, comedy circus performers, quick change acts, illusionists and of course, the famous French Cancan dancers!
This lavish French cabaret show features breath-taking dancers, beguiling music and an array of international guest artists in spectacular costumes, a nod to the elegance and glamour of Paris.
Starring is none other than the legendary showgirl herself, Marissa Burgess, the longest-serving performer in the Moulin Rouge’s 120-year history. Australian-born and trained Marissa has a string of accolades to her name and became the toast of Paris and the subject of many French TV talk shows and a US documentary.
Joining Marissa on stage include the crème de la crème of showgirls from around the world; 14 dancers who have graced the stages of France’s most famous cabaret revues. The show features over quarter of a million dollars’ worth of lavish costumes in in traditional Moulin Rouge Parisian style, with feathers, sequins, rhinestones and jewels (some covering barely anything).
Cabaret de Paris is choreographed by Todd Patrick, one of Australia’s dance leaders who began his formidable career with Disney, before working for Versace, Dior, Issey Miyaki, Gucci and Chanel, across Europe and Asia. As a dancer he worked internationally, one of the highlights being the principal in The Lido in Paris.
Additionally, acclaimed illusionist and Australia’s Got Talent finalist Michael Boyd will perform some of his greatest illusions, mind-boggling disappearances and magic including a sensational levitation illusion performed with Marissa whilst she is singing!