How to create the best Moulin Rouge event
Your quick guide, on how to create the best Moulin Rouge event
Moulin Rouge has always cast an enduring spell. With the West End smash hit show winning award after award it’s firmly back in favour as the go-to theme for the best event entertainment this season. Here are our tips and tricks for your guide on how to create the best Moulin Rouge event.
The Can Can!
Nothing says the Moulin Rouge like a high kicking, whooping and cheering, colourful Can Can troupe. We love to use cabaret dancers with real presence that run through the audience and onto the stage area. How many dancers to have is always a tough question. If money is no object and it is a big venue we like to say nine. If the budget is small then stick with no less than three. Basically. anything smaller than three dancers doesn’t have enough impact. You can also utilise the same dancers to wow your audience with a performance of the sultry Tango de Roxane later in the evening.
Satine on her aerial swing is one of the most enduring images from the movie and the show. If you are using a venue that allows aerial rigging to be attached then this is a real show-stopping moment. A female aerialist descending from the ceiling to perform a beguiling routine will wow your audience. No aerial rigging and no ceiling height? No problem! A floor-standing, rotating lollipop hoop can have just the same effect. See our gallery page for an example.
Jim Broadbent plays the larger-than-life master of ceremonies and owner of the Moulin Rouge in the movie. A bombastic character actor to jump on tables and chairs and announce the delights of the evening is great fun and can pull the whole event together.
Moulin Rouge Decor
When considering how to create the best Moulin Rouge event your surroundings are always an important factor. Luxurious red draping and chandeliers are an easy fix. Remember to make sure all draping is fire retardant with the relevant certificates. The famous Moulin Rouge windmill and lit-up logo can be hired from a prop or decor company. however, for a cheaper and very flexible option, you can project images or film that can change throughout the evening.
Famously both the movie and the show are renowned for their incredible soundtrack. Tracks are mixed into and mashed up with other famous hits which help to tell the story. You can book a mash-up band or a mash-up DJ to play in a similar style and fill the dance floor.
You cannot have Satine without her Christian. Male/female singing duets, dance routines, acrobatic balancing acts and breath-taking aerial duos. All performed to the most romantic songs from the movie such as the beautiful ‘Your Song’ originally by Elton John.
A trip to the Moulin Rouge is an excuse to get sassy! Glamorous vintage Burlesque showgirls add spice to any event. With their stunning costumes and elaborate stage jewellery, they own the stage. Retro fan dances, chair dances and diamond scattering routines will bedazzle you with the art of ‘tease’. See our Burlesque performers for more info.
Spectacle and Sparkle
There are so many other elements that you can utilise to create the best Moulin Rouge event. Encourage your guests to dress up or have a dressing-up box with items like top hats and fake moustaches, evening gloves, feather boas and tiaras. Sideshow elements like fire performers on arrival, daredevil vintage circus performers, vintage magicians and Parisian caricature artists.
We hope you find this guide on how to create the best Moulin Rouge event helpful. Contact us for a chat and we can explore even more exciting ideas and event entertainment. Our entertainment agency covers London, Brighton and the South East.