Nu et approuvé – Nude theatre in front of an audience in the buff [31 January 2019]
To be nude on stage is normal for many actresses and actors since the 1960s. Sitting nude in the audience and watching the events on stage, is nothing new for visitor groups in the buff – natury reported i.e. in 2016.
But the fact, that the entire audience in the theatre is obliged to be nude – that is a premiere in the Paris performance "Nu et approuvé" [en: Nude and approved] in 2019. If you come to the theatre, you have to hand in all the clothes at the cloakroom after the entrance. The rush was great – many wanted to experience the spectacle.
"Nu et approuvé", un spectacle naturiste au Palais des Glaces (culturebox.francetvinfo.fr)
Play’s audience and actors bare all (connexionfrance.com)
Searching for "Nu et approuvé" will return numerous further sources in Internet.
An enquiry as to when similar rules would be introduced for football matches in the "Stade de France" has so far remained unanswered. One is probably still thinking about the consequences this would have for the security personnel in terms of labour policy: The naked spectators would have no chance at all to smuggle pyrotechnics or illicit projectiles into the stadium. So, you would need much less security personnel. Could the Sécurité staff be appointed instead as cloakroom attendants without their resistance? Perhaps with appropriate compensation for the loss of wages – otherwise there might be problems: The Sécurité staff also wear yellow vests …
Participant's report: Vittorio – Recollection on the Thüringer Naturisten-Tage 2018 [6 February 2019]
Vittorio, Italy, participated in the Thüringer Naturisten-Tage [en: Thuringian Naturist Days] 2018. He speaks and writes excellent German from his student days in Berlin in the 70s and 80s and has provided us with his memories of the hiking experiences in Thuringia in 2018.
On the long hikes, in the inns, in the evenings at the accommodation there was constant talk. Thousands of speeches were connected with each other, with one and the other, and with a third.
The people were open, friendly … and I noticed it because I normally don't feel so open. Calm the spirit, carefree, the smile came to the surface and remained constantly in the face. I was happy every time someone talked to me, have a conversation with me. Each respected the other, his way, his habits, his unique nature.
The fact of being nude was a minor matter, it helped however: It made us live in a state of grace, in a special nature of feelings, so that we automatically were living well together.
For ten days, they were extraordinary interpersonal relationships, as if everyone had always been friends, as if they were friends since ever, and each appreciated the other as nothing but good and friendly. We were on vacation, we were all in a good mood, but I brought home the belief that more positive relationships with people are possible.
Naturally, we were not ashamed of ourselves, of our body, and the fact that the word nudity lost all its raison d'être and no longer denoted a state of emergency, that it was no longer classified and embarrassing, helped us on a material level to have no more fears, uncertainties and caution … and tendency to hide. When you feel completely visible in your body, you feel completely transparent in your mind …