Event Title

Porn (or) Performance: A Comparison of Nude Contemporary Dance and Pornography

Presenter Information

Mackenzie Milne, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 123

Start Date

1-5-2014 10:15 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 12:00 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

In recent years, there has been an increasing trend of full nudity on stage as part of contemporary choreography. Whether pornography or nude contemporary dance, the naked body in an observational setting is inherently sexual in nature and intent. Consequently, all contemporary dance that employs nudity is pornography, although not all pornography is nude art. Nude contemporary performative dance is therefore a socially acceptable business alternative to pornography; both industries function to sell human bodies for aesthetic and physical consumption and pleasure.

Faculty Sponsor

Jim Thurston

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Theater and Dance Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

591

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Porn (or) Performance: A Comparison of Nude Contemporary Dance and Pornography

Diamond 123

In recent years, there has been an increasing trend of full nudity on stage as part of contemporary choreography. Whether pornography or nude contemporary dance, the naked body in an observational setting is inherently sexual in nature and intent. Consequently, all contemporary dance that employs nudity is pornography, although not all pornography is nude art. Nude contemporary performative dance is therefore a socially acceptable business alternative to pornography; both industries function to sell human bodies for aesthetic and physical consumption and pleasure.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/279