Dancing on a péniche on the river Seine!

Dancing on a péniche on the river Seine!

Ruby and Wendy have collaborated to bring us a show that will be a memory for life, performed on a péniche on the Seine in the centre of Paris

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Guest: Ruby Boukabou and Wendy Lee Taylor

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My beautiful friends Ruby Boukabou and Wendy Lee Taylor are teaming up as they have done before, but this time for a wonderful show, “Paris Time Step”! They’re performing the spectacle on a péniche called the Marcounet, a sort of barge or long boat on the Seine just next to the Pont Marie which is across the river from the Ile Saint-Louis in my most fave little spot in Paris! I can even see the venue from my regular Paris apartment window!

The show takes the audience through different epochs and areas of Paris starting at the end of the 19th century right up to the current day. There are well known and lesser known tunes which will be enthralling for both native French speakers and Anglophones. There’s even a wonderful new song by Wendy’s husband and amazing muso Philippe Petit.

I have known Wendy since childhood when we were dancing girls together in Melbourne and I have wonderful memories of times with her in France as well. My husband Paul and I have seen Wendy perform numerous times, but I even have a beautiful lifetime memory when Wendy pulled my late Papa up on stage to play piano whilst she sang. A lovely Paris moment to recall with my darling dad and my beautiful childhood friend.

Ruby and I spent some time together in France earlier this year at the Cannes Film festival with our project The Cannes Couch. She is also the reason that I ended up walking on the red carpet with French movie royalty at the premiere of a new French film during the festival!

The show “Paris Time Step was written by Ruby and Wendy together. If you’re Australian don’t despair if you’re not there in Paris on 24 October for the performance (although I despair constantly that I’m not in Paris!) as they are bringing it to Sydney in January! Wendy is also bringing to The Paris Cat in Melbourne a French music show and a Fred Astaire show as well! The dates for these Aussie shows will be advertised in the Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles newsletter and on Instagram when tickets open for sale.

Wendy and Ruby’s links

Tix for Parisian Time Step – Péniche Marcounet 24 October

Ruby – Website / Instagram

Wendy – Website / Instagram

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