Aggressive Skin

Dance has always been focused on the body, of course, but the latest trend in modern dance is taking things to a whole new level, with an increasing number of dancers appearing completely naked onstage. “The upsurge isn’t rooted in sexual liberation, as it was when nude bodies appeared onstage in the 1960’s, or in political defiance, as when they re-emerged in the 80’s. Instead… nudity is a way to force the audience into some form of discomfort.”