True to the cabaret spirit, The Can Can dancers push the envelope with a wink and nod, just a shimmy away from the world-famous Pike Place Market sign. "Back in the ruffled-skirt days, what they did was innovative, testing limits and exploring different styles," points out choreographer and performer Rainbow Fletcher. "We're just carrying on that tradition."
From flamenco to the Charleston and saucy gymnastics, the show ChiChi packed a world of dance pyrotechnics onto a 16x7ft stage and a catwalk plunging between the tables. As Host Johnny Boy teased at the show's start: "You can see us and we can see you. So don't suck!"
What a perfect nightcap to this week of "dintertainment" research for my Visit Seattle feature this summer.