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.
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.
"I love the adrenaline of the stage. The Moulin is a magical place where I live out my passion," she said. "When I'm on stage, I know that I am the inheritor of famous dancers who for 130 years have made the Moulin Rouge."
Photo editing by Angie Dixon, Text editing by Gareth Jones, Layout by Julia Dalrymple