When best-dressed is undressed

Who says Australia’s a cultural backwater? Rafael Bonachela and the Sydney Dance Company’s Sydney Festival show last month was a world first: nude dancers in front of nude paintings before a nude audience. Strangely enough, the nude-audience shows sold out faster than the clothed shows.

http://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/2017/nude-live/?q=bonachela

(nice video here). It seems rather a pity that these lovely bodies should be surrounded by the lumpen bodies of us ordinaries, though.

This is the logical outcome of a trend: Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art has had  naked tours for some years.  But why stop there? Why not all-nude football games? All-nude sittings of Parliament? (What a great way for pollies to get in touch with “the man in the street”.) Nude public transport?  Nude law courts?

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13 thoughts on “When best-dressed is undressed

  1. Nude politicians, that’s what we need. Then there’s nothing for them to hide behind — we’ll be sitting there judging them, seeing if their public statements match up to their underlying beliefs. Yes, politicians under proper public scrutiny: made ’em squirm!

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    1. With any luck, it might also stop certain people from entering politics. But perhaps not – there doesn’t seem to be a lot of realistic self-assessment there. We have a particularly smug one who’s always putting his foot in it and continues to look just as pleased with himself. A journalist recently described him as being like Humphry B. Bear trying to play the flute and not realising he hasn’t got any trousers on.

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  2. Well Gert, I really enjoyed the naked ballet. BTW, the Sydney’s Art Museum was fantastic. I would love to see that.
    Your weather might be more conducive to nudity. I can just imagine our Parliamentarians cowering from the cold. My goal is to put their feet to the fire.
    Leslie

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