Paris’s legendary Moulin Rouge cabaret holding auditions in Vancouver this month

Do you have what it takes to cancan with the best of them?

Auditions for the highly-anticipated Moulin Rouge cabaret, Féerie, take place in Vancouver this month on Sunday, Sept. 22 at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.

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The auditions take place under the cabaret’s artistic director, Janet Pharaoh, and she will be assisted by Erik Sorensen, resident choreographer. The team will be traveling across Canada in search of new talent to perform on the legendary Moulin Rouge stage, which has been stunning crowds in Paris since 1889. In fact, Oct. 6 marks the famous cabaret’s 130th anniversary.

Of course, hopefuls must meet a few requirements in order to be considered for the esteemed troupe. They must have strong classical dance training as well as criteria specific to the Moulin Rouge. Girls must stand at a minimum height of 5’9” and boys must stand at 6’1.” In addition, the dancers should have well-balanced figures but also (and mainly) the personality, charisma and capacity to assimilate choreographies with class and distinction. The organizers also ask that boys have “a well-proportioned muscled body.”

If chosen, lucky dancers will travel to Paris to join the current show Féerie. The artists will practice for a month of rehearsals and join the team of 60 artists, from 14 different nationalities.

The Moulin Rouge welcomes over 600,000 spectators from around the world annually.

Moulin Rouge Cabaret: Féerie auditions

When: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2 p.m.
Where: The Dance Centre (Kraul studio) – Scotiabank Dance Centre, Level 6 | 677 Davie St., Vancouver

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