Nude Ballet
June 14, 2005 2:04 PM   Subscribe

Nude Ballet sparks national anger The Russian National Ballet will perform Romeo and Juliet - with nude scenes - for the first time in its World's Greatest Ballets program set to debut in Australia next month.
posted by Yer-Ol-Pal (25 comments total)

 
Finally, a ballet everyone can enjoy!
posted by Elpoca at 2:31 PM on June 14, 2005


Yeah, except all of the people that are angered by the idea of a naked ballet which is kind of the whole point of the post.

But I'd watch it. Until the nude scenes were done and then I'd flip back over to the baseball game.
posted by fenriq at 3:02 PM on June 14, 2005


I thought the point of ballet was to show utter and total control of all body parts. Letting the wobbly bits range free sounds, well, undisciplined.
posted by IndigoJones at 3:24 PM on June 14, 2005


Oh tits ! Somebody explain me WHY NATIONAL anger ? Have t hey interviewed all of the natio inhabitants or did they pick the statistical method "pick a group of freaks and ascertain the will of the nation from them" ?
posted by elpapacito at 3:32 PM on June 14, 2005


Was it Kenneth MacMillan who said, "The problem with nude ballet is that when the dancer stops, not all of the dancer stops"?
posted by ancientgower at 3:35 PM on June 14, 2005


Oh tits ! Somebody explain me WHY NATIONAL anger ? Have t hey interviewed all of the natio inhabitants or did they pick the statistical method "pick a group of freaks and ascertain the will of the nation from them" ?

Actually, you sit back and wait for the freaks to phone you. It's the same statistical model that was used for the Janet Jackson / Superbowl incident.
posted by Gary at 3:55 PM on June 14, 2005


I don't see the problem. My pets are naked. Zoo animals are naked. Other primates are naked all the time, and when you do put clothes on them, you laugh.
I just can't relate to you humans.
posted by Smedleyman at 4:00 PM on June 14, 2005


There is ballet that does not spark anger?
posted by dreamsign at 4:02 PM on June 14, 2005


Swan Lake left me crazed with anger.
posted by longsleeves at 4:18 PM on June 14, 2005


Prudes.

Hell, it's not like they wear all that much for ballet, anyway. Those tights don't leave much to the imagination, nor do they really keep dangly bits from roaming around.

Besides, when was the last time you saw a professional ballet dancer with huge breasts or a large wang?

I'd go see it, and not just for the nekkidness. The human body is beautiful.


On preview: "Zoo animals are naked."

I was recently at the Phoenix Zoo in the Reptile house. There were a couple of snakes attempting to make some baby snakes, as only snakes can: Obvious, languid, curvy-twisty.

I was fascinated. Others would come by and they basically had a few reactions. Reaction A: "What the...!? EWWW!" *run away*. Reaction B: *nervous laugh* *walks quickly away*. Reaction C: "Mommy look, the snakes are wrestling!" *parents cover childrens eyes and then go complain to the exhibit staff loudly*
posted by loquacious at 4:33 PM on June 14, 2005


You'd think there could be no clearer-cut example of "If you don't like it, don't watch it" than this, but some people apparently just need to have their noses in everything.
posted by baphomet at 4:34 PM on June 14, 2005


Japan did it first. (Links very NSFW)
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:34 PM on June 14, 2005


I saw this outfit's Swan Lake. I didn't have any problem with the nudity, but that plucked swan was way over the line.
posted by jfuller at 4:45 PM on June 14, 2005


i'm for it, tho i do think nude ballet would be ridiculously erotic, so i can see how people who are generally against public erotic displays would be against such a thing taking place in such a respected venue.

of course, ballet in general is already designed to be ridiculously erotic so...
posted by es_de_bah at 4:45 PM on June 14, 2005


Australians are prudes.
posted by delmoi at 5:28 PM on June 14, 2005


If the ballet dancers out there don't quit straining the moral majority to its breaking point with their lewd gyrations, I will frickin scream. If I hear one more story about the naked ballet, the naked symphony orchestra, or the naked opera, I will bust a blood vessel because these people need to stop. Do you know what the ballet dancers are doing to the soil?
posted by nervousfritz at 5:59 PM on June 14, 2005


Lousy naked commies.
posted by jonmc at 6:34 PM on June 14, 2005


Japan did it first. (Links very NSFW)

Actually, they didn't. The Royal Danish Ballet danced naked in The Triumph of Death in 1971. Can't find any NSFW-links, unfortunately.
posted by cx at 6:46 PM on June 14, 2005


Who cares who did it first. I can see naked people dance for a $s cover down around Queensboro Plaza. Next, please!
posted by jonmc at 6:48 PM on June 14, 2005


$5 cover. I can't afford $s.
posted by jonmc at 6:48 PM on June 14, 2005


If they protest outside it goes without saying I'll have to counter their protest with a box a rotten fruit and a t-shirt that says "forgive me". Let's test those christian values...
posted by snarfodox at 6:50 PM on June 14, 2005


That was very funny, nervousfritz.

"Mr Hutchison said he had been inundated with 150 emails, 50 faxes and a constant stream of phone calls"

Yeah, and I'll bet they're from the same three members of the Aussie AFA. You know they'd sell thier grannies to get front row seats. Which they would thoroughly soil shortly before the next outraged protest....
posted by maryh at 6:59 PM on June 14, 2005


Finally... Ballet that is NSFW.
posted by wfrgms at 8:21 PM on June 14, 2005


The Royal Danish Ballet danced naked in The Triumph of Death in 1971.

I stand corrected.
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:49 AM on June 15, 2005


Do you know what the ballet dancers are doing to the soil?

Burrow owl ... burrow owl ... burrow owl ... burrow owl ...
posted by ZenMasterThis at 4:22 AM on June 15, 2005


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