Moulin Rouge Hit French Streets to Celebrate its 130th Anniversary

Published October 9th, 2019 - 06:54 GMT

France's sky has lightened up to celebrate the Moulin Rouge's - the French cabaret famous for its scantily-clad high-kicking cancan dancers - 30 years anniversary.

Moulin Rouge usually uses 1,000 different outfits for each show, all crafted in the workshops that supplied the Moulin Rouge for decades. 

Every single dancer has to make around 15 costume changes per show, with about 90 seconds to complete each one before they have to be back out on stage.

Moreover, the performances at the Moulin Rouge still hold true to the traditions established at the cabaret's founding on October 6, 1889, when women who made a living washing linen by day transformed themselves into dancers at night.

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Moulin Rouge cabaret's French dancer Mathilde (2ndL) and Australian dancer Rhylee (2ndR) pose during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Moulin Rouge cabaret's French dancer Mathilde (2ndL) and Australian dancer Rhylee (2ndR) pose during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Moulin Rouge cabaret CEO Jean-Jacques Clerico (C) poses with French dancer Mathilde (L) and Australian dancer Rhylee (R) during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Moulin Rouge cabaret CEO Jean-Jacques Clerico (C) poses with French dancer Mathilde (L) and Australian dancer Rhylee (R) during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Moulin Rouge cabaret's French dancer Mathilde (2ndL) and Australian dancer Rhylee (2ndR) pose during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Moulin Rouge cabaret's French dancer Mathilde (2ndL) and Australian dancer Rhylee (2ndR) pose during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Moulin Rouge dancers pose during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Moulin Rouge dancers pose during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

This picture taken on October 6, 2019 shows Moulin Rouge logo during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

This picture taken on October 6, 2019 shows Moulin Rouge logo during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Moulin Rouge cabaret's French dancer Mathilde (2ndL) and Australian dancer Rhylee (2ndR) pose during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge cabaret CEO Jean-Jacques Clerico (C) poses with French dancer Mathilde (L) and Australian dancer Rhylee (R) during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge cabaret's French dancer Mathilde (2ndL) and Australian dancer Rhylee (2ndR) pose during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge dancers pose during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
This picture taken on October 6, 2019 shows Moulin Rouge logo during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge cabaret's French dancer Mathilde (2ndL) and Australian dancer Rhylee (2ndR) pose during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge cabaret's French dancer Mathilde (2ndL) and Australian dancer Rhylee (2ndR) pose during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge cabaret CEO Jean-Jacques Clerico (C) poses with French dancer Mathilde (L) and Australian dancer Rhylee (R) during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge cabaret CEO Jean-Jacques Clerico (C) poses with French dancer Mathilde (L) and Australian dancer Rhylee (R) during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge cabaret's French dancer Mathilde (2ndL) and Australian dancer Rhylee (2ndR) pose during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge cabaret's French dancer Mathilde (2ndL) and Australian dancer Rhylee (2ndR) pose during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge dancers pose during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge dancers pose during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
Moulin Rouge dancers perform during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, on October 6, 2019 in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
This picture taken on October 6, 2019 shows Moulin Rouge logo during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, in Paris.  GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP
This picture taken on October 6, 2019 shows Moulin Rouge logo during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the French oldest cabaret, in Paris. GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT / AFP