The first Can-Can dance was performed by dancer, Elise Sargent at the Jardin Mabille in Paris, France in 1842 under the stage name, Queen Pomare.
- Cancan | dance | Britannica.com
Cancan, lively and risqué dance of French or Algerian origin, usually performed onstage by four women. Known for its high kicks in unison that exposed both the petticoat and the leg, the cancan was popular in Parisian dance halls in the 1830s and appeared in variety shows and revues in the 1840s.
- History of the French Cancan – Come to Paris
Let’s trace the origins of a legend amidst a cascade of lifted skirts, frills and high kicks. … known as the cancan or coincoin, a vigorous dance performed by couples. … But it was another great Moulin Rouge dancer Moulin, Nini Pattes en l’air …
- Can-can – Wikipedia
The can-can is a high-energy, physically demanding dance that became a popular music hall … The exact origin of the dance is obscure, but the steps may have been … practice for dancers to scream and yelp while performing the cancan. … exploited in Paris for the benefit of such British and American tourists as will pay …
- The history of the cancan – CBS News
Oct 11, 2015 – According to David Turecamo, Our Man In Paris, it “can-can”! … that the police would sometimes raid the dance halls where it was performed.