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Moulin Rouge celebrates 130th anniversary with French Cancan

France, Paris
October 07, 2019 at 02:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Paris's famous cabaret Moulin Rouge celebrated its 130th anniversary on Sunday with a French Cancan performance.

The celebration took place on the exact date and hour at which Moulin Rouge first opened its doors 130 years ago, on October 6, 1889 at 8 pm.

The 60 dancers performed the cancan on this special occasion, accompanied by music, firework and a light show projected on the facade of the mill.

Janet Pharaoh, artistic director at Moulin Rouge, said "we are women, we are here, we exist on our own. And we can do this dance and show our legs."

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Paris's famous cabaret Moulin Rouge celebrated its 130th anniversary on Sunday with a French Cancan performance.

The celebration took place on the exact date and hour at which Moulin Rouge first opened its doors 130 years ago, on October 6, 1889 at 8 pm.

The 60 dancers performed the cancan on this special occasion, accompanied by music, firework and a light show projected on the facade of the mill.

Janet Pharaoh, artistic director at Moulin Rouge, said "we are women, we are here, we exist on our own. And we can do this dance and show our legs."

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