Exotic Dancers Strike At Famous Paris Cabaret


Dita Von Teese, Carmen Electra and Pamela Anderson have all graced the stage of Le Crazy Horse, a 60-year-old Parisian cabaret. Its founder maintained that striptease is an art form, but behind the nightclub's beauty and glamor, its dancers now say, conditions are dismal.

On Tuesday, 17 Le Crazy Horse dancers went on strike to demand a 15 percent increase in their "miserable" wages, reports the French newspaper Le Figaro. According to a spokeswoman for the group, identified only as Suzanne, the dancers work 24 days a month, make less than 2,000 euros (about $2,540) in that time, and do 13 rehearsals or performances a week.

A 15 percent increase, Suzanne said, would be "fair and economically feasible."