La Boîte à Frissons @ Tango
Ballsaal-Party für Schwule und Lesben. Bis ca. 00:30 Paartanzen: Walzer, Tango, Paso Doble, Polka, Rock ‘n’ Roll und Cha-Cha-Cha. Danach Disko mit jeglicher Art von Musik – außer Techno.
What Is It?
La Boîte à Frissons (The Thrill Box) organizes gay dancing nights. We have been settled in a dance hall called Le Tango since September of 1997.
What Does The Name Mean?
The name Boîte à Frissons (“Thrill Box”) is simply a designation for the accordion (this name was used by the accordionists during the golden age of “musette” (accordion music), in the 30’s). It symbolizes a certain idea of feast, altogether popular and convivial.
What Do We Do?
The Gay and Lesbian Dance
on Friday and Saturday evening
The idea of this dance is to organize a merry mixing of genders: so gays, lesbians, non-homophobic heterosexuals, of any age, mix together and dance on any kind of music, from accordion music to Dance Music, visiting all musics of the world, pop or disco (in fact, any music, except Techno Music).
Le Tango dance hall plays its part in the very convivial mood of the nights at La Boîte à Frissons. This ballroom has kept the old-fashioned charm of old popular dance halls: wooden dance floor, tables and seats layed all around the dance hall, decorations from the fifties, subdued lighting that still allows a clear narrow vision, and lastly, a sound system designed in a way that it is always possible to hear your neighbour clearly.
The Special Parties
Steadily, preferably on Friday evening, we set up Theme Nights, sometimes related to an artist with a vast discography (like Dalida, Sheila, Sylvie Vartan, Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg, Madonna, Donna Summer, etc.), or sometimes related to a country or a region (the British Party, the Spanish Fiesta, the Oriental or Mediterranean Night, etc.), or more simply related to the calendar or our feeling of times: St Nicholas’s evening in December, The Workers Dance on the eve of First of May, the Transvestite Dance in June, etc.
The Dance for the Singles
For several years now, we have been organizing, about every two month, a dance for the singles, where Madame Hervé, the She-Boss of the place, takes her fun in making every endeavour to set up new couples. These nights are now very awaited for. Maybe in this naughty, yet always friendly, excuse lies the ultimate warm and convivial spirit of La Boîte à Frissons (Remember: The Thrill box).