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

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In part it was a modest CANCAN, in part a step dance, in part a skirt-dance (so far as my tail-coat permitted), and in part original.
Blase and inert, I spent my evenings generally at the Chateau des Fleurs, where I would get fuddled and then dance the cancan (which, in that establishment, was a very indecent performance) with eclat.
This title is also available in French as Les cancans du canard.
Although Lehar wrote more than 30 operettas, he remains best known in North America for Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), with its beguiling "Vilja" aria, seductive Pavillion duet, irresistible waltz and spirited cancans. Liven in Europe, where productions of Das Laud dc Lachelns (The Land of Smiles), Der Graf von Luxemburg The Count of Luxemburg) and others are often staged in German-speaking countries, the Widow seems to rule.
* Les bruits de l'eolien, rumeurs, cancans, mensonges et petites histoires.