Moulin Rouge!from French: is a 2001 romantic Jukebox musical film directed, produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann. It tells the story of a young, English poet/writer, Christian, who falls in love with the terminally-ill star of the Moulin Rouge, cabaret actress and courtesan Satine. It uses the musical setting of the Montmartre Quarter of Paris, France. At the 74th Academy Awards, the film was nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Nicole Kidman, winning two: for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. It was the first musical nominated for Best Picture in 10 years, following Disney's Beauty and the Beast.


The cancan first appeared around 1830 in dances that took place at the gates of Paris.

However, contrary to what one might think, the origins of this dance are not French but English ... The famous "French Cancan" derives from the French quadrille, a dance with not very codified.

This is in response to these constraints as a dancer would one day an improvised solo: thus was born the "horseplay", later renamed "cancan".

Note: the origins of the name "cancan" are uncertain. This word could take the first letters of the word "duck" whose approach is close to the lame dancers.
The cancan is also sometimes called "coincoin." Dance malicious

At its inception, the cancan scandalized the Church and the press of the time. This dance was considered licentious as women then wore petticoats under their pants split and it was very daring to lift his legs and ...

As it was difficult to practice this dance in dances (when monitored), it is in the cabarets, including the Moulin Rouge was built in 1889, it grows.

Even if the Church preaches fiercely against the cancan dancers, their costumes and choreography alluring rhythms on the head are losing all of Paris.

Some dancers like La Goulue, are immortalized by Toulouse-Lautrec.
The fame of the dance is fast outstripping our borders and the English renamed "French Cancan". A SYMBOL OF PARIS

Even if the cancan has lost its bad reputation, it has remained a symbol of France and its capital ...

This dance, which was a breath of freedom in a very closed society, is still synonymous with celebration and entertainment. His figures on the edge of acrobatics on catchy tunes Offenbach are known worldwide.

Today, the show continues in cabarets such as Folies-Bergère and the Moulin Rouge to the delight of tourists. The cancan: the story of a wild dance

Dance associated with Paris and its famous Moulin Rouge, the cancan would nevertheless derived from English dance. We propose to trace the history of this dance which is now the delight of tourists spree in Paris. When you hear the beautiful music and dancing begin
to lift their legs and move is to make you crazy. Go to dinner at PARIS "Moulin ROUGE". You do not regret. The music of the evening will be in your head.
See the beautiful dancers and then die