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.
(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?