Often, the same people who are enthusiastic about the beauty of the arch of the foot recoil in horror at the idea of a man's genitals being visible on the stage. During the bedroom scene of Romeo and Juliet , for example, it is more realistic for the lovers who have just been in bed to be portrayed nude. Some choreographers even argue that clothing does not make any sense in some dances. If you are interested in seeing a nude dance performance for yourself, visit any of these companies for information on when they may be coming to your area. Proponents of naked ballet might argue that that is precisely the point, that there is no logic to the idea that one part of the body is more sacred or profane than any other. Naked ballet may, in the future, be judged purely on the basis of its merit as movement. The whole art of dance is a celebration of the ability, shape and form of the human body.
Emmaline. Age: 32.
Considering the skin-tight outfits that dancers usually wear it would seem a very small step to simply move to nudity, to show the skin of the dancers and not have the lines concealed in any way.
Heather. Age: 29.
Some choreographers even argue that clothing does not make any sense in some dances. Naked ballet is a shocking idea; due to the movement vocabulary - as some critics pointed out on the Ballet Talk website - a ballerina doing an arabesque and turning would be "flashing" the audience her genitalia. Choreographers, dancers, fans and critics all have strong opinions both for and against the idea.