17 February 1927 – 15 February 1929
In 1927 the UKS artists transformed the abandoned dance restautant «To små kroner» to «Moulin Rouge». On the outside the building was decorated as a mill, and the interior was with limited funds altered to an evocative scene reminicent of Montmatre. Audiences were invited to art markets with several entertaining features, amongst others actor Odd Frogg and his wife dancing apache (a furious french dance staging an erotic fight between the sexes). The proceeds went to the UKS fund. The idea for the «Moulin Rouge» came from board member (and later chair) Birger Moss Johnsen.
Image: Photographer unknown, ca. 1927. From folder | Ua L0002
*This information is taken from the UKS Archive (1921–1998)—part of The National Archives of Norway—which is currently accessible in full at our venue in Oslo. To review the complete list of the UKS Archive’s physical folders, please click here.