29th June 2020


Why is it called Can Can?

This may have been partly because in the 19th century, women wore pantalettes, which had an open crotch, and the high kicks were intentionally revealing.

Then, what is the meaning of do the can can?

a fast dance, originally performed in France in the 19th century, in which a row of women on a stage kick their legs high and lift their skirts.

Beside above, where was the Can Can first performed?

The cancan first appeared in Paris in the 1830s
At that time, people loved to go to balls and the last dance of the night was usually with couples, called the quadrille. The cancan originated out of this last dance, with higher kicks and more energy.

How much do Moulin Rouge dancers get paid?

The Moulin Rouge powerbrokers were so impressed with the local talent that out of an intake of 12 new dancers, they chose nine Australian girls. Pay starts at 2500 euros a month ($A4185) and the contracts are for six or 12 months.

Where is the can can song from?

Officially, it's the "Infernal Galop " from Act II, Scene 2 of Jacques Offenbach's 1858 operetta Orpheus in the Underworld. To the rest of the world, it's simply "the cancan song." And it's usually (although not always) a cue for high-kicking Chorus Girls to hit the stage.
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