Kazakh Cancan soloist Olga Khokhlova performs in the review "Feerie" at Paris' Moulin Rouge, November 11, 2017.
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The Moulin Rouge, the French cabaret famous for its high-kicking cancan dancers and flesh-exposing ostrich feather costumes, this week marks 130 years since it first opened its doors to audiences. For two performances every evening, 60 performers from 14 different countries twirl, kick and dance their way through the "Feerie" show, the review that is now the mainstay of the Moulin Rouge's repertoire.Each show requires 1,000 outfits, all crafted in the workshops that have been supplying the Moulin Rouge for decades. Each dancer has to make between 10 and 15 costume changes per show, with about 90 seconds to complete each one before they have to be back out on stage.For Olga Khokhlova, a dancer from ex-Soviet Kazakhstan who performs a cancan solo and has been at the Moulin Rouge for 12 years, the spirit of the cabaret is timeless.
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