Welcome to the Moulin Rouge

17 December 2016

It’s been months in the planning, with all kinds of rigging challenges, complicated choreography, rehearsals, and costume preparation, so it was hugely satisfying to watch all our hard work come together for Solent Forts‘ run of amazing Christmas corporate parties.

Guests arrived at the marina at Gunwharf Quays and were escorted to the Fort by boat, where Parisian showgirls and Can Can hostesses welcomed them with a glass of bubbly and a photo opportunity.

The singing trio set the scene whilst our aerial bartender topped up guests’ glasses as she hung upside down from her hoop.

Guests were treated to a tour of the iconic building before kicking off the festivities with a high-energy Can Can show and a dynamic aerial hoop performance, all in the traditional French style, for that all-important nod to the Moulin Rouge.

Then after a four-course a la carte meal partygoers were ushered into the intimate Cabaret Bar for more music from the singing trio and an impromptu pole performance from our aerialist, who simply couldn’t resist having a freestyle before encouraging guests to have a go too. 

A huge thank you to Michael Palmer for the fabulous photographs, as well as to our team of choreographers, performers, costumiers, riggers, musicians, and event managers who pulled together to make this project such a success. A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

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