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a high-kicking dance of French origin performed by a female chorus line

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But the concept of the cancan has remained the same since the beginning - feathers, sequins, fabulous settings, original music and beautiful girls.
Cancan is the world champion and has beaten Adams in their last two fights, but so complete was Adams's control of the bout in the last seconds of the final round that she indulged in some showmanship, imitating the trademark shuffle of her childhood hero, Muhammad Ali.
The fighter from Leeds was ranked number two coming into the tournament and had twice before lost to Cancan, but she was not going to be defeated in the gold medal bout as she boxed the perfect fight.
Ferie ('Fairy') is the latest; a trip from the Moulin Rouge of yesteryear to the Far East, then to the circus, before a tribute to Parisian women and that unmissable Cancan.
Hundreds of spectators watched cancan dancers near St Martin's as they wowed the crowds with the famous French dance.
Q I'M celebrating my 60th in July and would like to see the cancan at the Moulin Rouge, as well as the Eiffel Tower.
It seems the committee women and their friends decided to liven things up with an elaborately costumed and produced cancan routine, performed by themselves.
Reminiscent of a child throwing its toys out of the crib during a tantrum, the pneumatically pumped net erupts at irregular intervals as if in random fits of rage, throwing arms and legs and dice up in the air: a spectacle somewhere between cancan and coup de des, a grotesque demonstration of how rampages of irrational power are presented to us as fate, posed as the inevitable principles that govern seemingly cyclical movements of calamitous history.
After 10 days of thunderstorms, among the most relieved was choreographer Giorgio Madia, whose showstopping cancan was finally allowed to show off its acrobatic glory.
And in "Toulouse-Lautrec and the Culture of Celebrity," Chapin describes the fluid society of the 1890s, in which "an actress more beautiful than talented, a fashionable courtesan, an outrageous writer, or a scandalous cancan dancer from the lowest echelon of society could rise to unprecedented heights.
Q MY boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Cancan or the Maya Riviera on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.
It pays tribute to the icons of the genre, including Mae West, Charlie Chaplin, Mata Hari, the French cancan, Lili St.
All of it, though, right through to the inevitable cancan from Orphee aux Enfers, is highly invigorating and endlessly entertaining.
With a fond eye on current exponents, he tells us in the last few pages that, ultimately, `The cancan is about underwear at its most beautiful and erotic'.
cross and uncross your feet as you jump Basic cancan .