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The Studio Cristiane Azem Danza y Arte returns to the stage with a bold statement: "Les Follies: Paris - Berlin - New York". In this new show, Azem away from the Arabs and oriental rhythms, transforms her dancers in burlesque and cabaret muses. A journey through the evolution of burlesque dance since the late nineteenth century to the mid-80s of the twentieth century.
The Burlesque has been and still is an artistic response to the times of crisis and times of social change. So it was in Paris in the late nineteenth century, in the "Roaring 20s" in Berlin between the wars and the American euphoria of the post war. Cristiane Azem proposes a satyr, sexy route and colorful by the evolution of burlesque: Parisian Bohemian Belle Epoque to the madness of the 20s, between Charleston and flappers, hence the satire and sleaze Berliner Cabaret, among broken dolls and military rhythms and finally to swing, jazz and rock and roll of Pin-Ups and Bob Fosse musicals. A surprising staging full of winks and references, in which more than twenty dancers take the audience to different times through the rhythms and dances that have marked each them. Landmarks as the Moulin Rouge , Le Chat Noir Café , the Cabarets of Berlin or the American film and Broadway musicals and iconic characters such as Jane Avril, Touluose Lautrec, Josephine Baker, Marlene Dietrich, Betty Page and Marilyn Monroe guide us in space and time. " Les Follies Paris / Berlin / New York ", a tribute to a century of burlesque.