Monday, 13 December 2010

A Shared Moment

A talented nude from the Cardiff Life Model Collective striking a sculpural pose.

Stage nudity has the same appeal as the stage itself, only magnified. Whereas film and TV offer us life at a remove, varnished, highly-colored, edited to the bone, the stage presents us with a living moment. Even more so when the person onstage stands revealed as a vulnerable object of flesh and blood

What could be more different from the alienated entertainments of the 21st century than a tiny stage that leaves performers and audience just feet apart, where you are invited to look at an exposed human being, living, breathing, right now? What better antidote to the ever-pressing fast-food drive-in that is the modern media circus than a nude, a bare nude, inviting you to share what little he or she has?

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