Crazy Horse Paris - Viktoria Modesta - Bionic Showgirl

From 3 to 16 June 2019, don’t miss the brand-new show of Crazy Horse Paris, the iconic Parisian cabaret, famous for its incomparable style and cutting edge collaborations (Christian Louboutin, Dita Von Teese, Chantal Thomass…).

Over the course of 29 exceptional performances, Viktoria Modesta, icon of a whole new genre and social media sensation, will be Crazy Horse Paris’ first Bionic Guest Star. Viktoria will personify on the legendary stage, the woman of the future who turns technology to her advantage, forever sublime. Tickets are on sale now!

Viktoria’s life story resembles a fairy tale: after a traumatic start to her life at the end of USSR regime and battles with her health, she evolved herself through the love of fashion, avant-garde arts and subculture. After moving to London at the age of 12 and starting out in modelling in her teens, she chose to have a below the knee amputation to safeguard her health from a withered leg and improve her mobility. 

This transformation liberated her creativity, allowing her to fulfil her passion and develop her own image far from the stereotype.

At a time when intense questions are being asked about the role and image of femininity, this meeting between the complementary worlds of Crazy Horse Paris and Viktoria Modesta is an opportunity to show a French and international audience an alternative
vision of womanhood, sensuality and beauty fit for the 21st century.

Viktoria will be appearing solo and with the Crazy Girls, the Crazy Horse Paris dancers, in a number of tableaux inspired by her futuristic world. Expect high tech and femininity, packed in a dazzling and exclusive show.

"I love this opportunity to push myself and my vision and explore together with Crazy Horse Paris the  important challenges of the female image. This is going to be a journey where we reimagine this outdated storyline in the most innovative and entertaining way”, Viktoria Modesta

The future is here and it’s definitely Crazy

Viktoria Modesta

Bionic pop artist based in Los Angeles, Viktoria Modesta defines her work as post-human and  postdisability. Her aim is to combine visual and  performance art with technology, science and medicine to renew the concept of femininity and change attitudes. In 2012, she performed as the Snow Queen at the closing ceremony for the London Paralympics. Her futuristic approach to the concept of the body as art led her to be appointed as a Director’s Fellow of MIT Media Lab and a European Young Leader for 2019.

Crazy Horse Paris

Crazy Horse Paris, the most glamorous show in Paris, opened in 1951. It is celebrated all over the world for its incomparable style and its unique capacity to  enhance and celebrate womanhood with sparkling and original creations. A heightened sense of beauty, a vision of strong and free womanhood, a hint of impertinence and a quirky view of modern life, are just some of the elements that make up a distinctive and imaginative artistic signature.

In 2006, the cabaret was bought by a Belgian  businessman, Philippe Lhomme, who is now its CEO,
and with Andrée Deissenberg as Chief Creative  Officer there is a new creative energy infusing this special venue, attracting artists and celebrities from all over the world. Christian Louboutin, Dita Von Teese, Beyoncé, David Lynch, Conchita Wurst,  Philippe Decouflé, Chantal Thomass… talented artists, famous designers and exceptional characters come together here and share their trade secrets, ensuring that after 65 years, the “Crazy” dream goes on...

Program and cast

The Crazy Horse presents Viktoria Modesta, as the “Bionic Showgirl”

3 to 16 June 2019
Sun-Fri: 8.30 & 11pm - Saturdays: 7pm, 9.30pm and midnight

Show with ½ bottle of champagne or 2 drinks per person with reserved seats

Buy tickets
June 2019

Crazy Horse Paris

In May 19th 1951, Alain Bernardin opens Le Crazy Horse. An avant-garde artist, and passionate admirer of women, he was fascinated by the United States and driven by a single idea: to make artistic creation and women the focus of his club. At that time it featured a succession of racy burlesque routines interspersed with musical or humorous interludes from variety artists. Charles Aznavour had his first break here ...


Le Crazy Horse was originally a Right Bank wine cellar. Customers came for a drink and to admire Rita Renoir, Poupée la Rose, Bertha Von Paraboum, Lova Moor or Rosa Fumetto. Seated at little tables or standing at the bar, its location played an important role in the incomparable atmosphere at 12, avenue George V. In 1989, date of the last refurbishment, Alain Bernardin made Le Crazy into a tiny theatre with raked seating. Completely renovated in 2007, the new Crazy is even more convivial. At the centre of the audience area, chairs are once more placed around small tables to create an intimate and friendly atmosphere. On each side, comfortable banquettes enable the audience to enjoy the show in the best possible conditions. At the back, VIP boxes are reserved for special visitors. Everyone can see and enjoy the show, as a couple or with friends: getting together and discussing the show in a way which was difficult previously. The new theatre is still red, lined with velvet, with lacquered wood and mirrors, and has been designed to be modular. The aim was to be able to respond to all types of requirement, including businesses organizing private events. An event at Le Crazy can now easily be preceded by a cocktail party or a dinner and continue on with dancing. The Crazy ambition is to provide different evening experiences…


TAXIS : 24 hours a day


BUS PARK : Quai Albert 1er

METRO: Line 9 : Alma-Marceau
Line 1 : George V – Franklin D. Roosevelt

RER: Line A : Charles de Gaulle Etoile
Line C : Pont de l'Alma

BUS: 42, 63, 72, 80, 92 – Stop at Alma-Marceau

Related events