“White Underwear Has Never Looked So Good”

What do you get when you cross ballet, Matthew Bourne, incredibly lithe ballet dancers, white underwear, and tongue-so-in-cheek visual puns? You get AWESOME that’s what you get!

Thanks to Sandra Schwab for the link and the quote that provided the title to the entry. For more on Matthew Bourne, his version of Swan Lake and this particular piece, “Spitfire,” this article explains much:

One of Bourne’s earliest pieces, Spitfire, is a dance for four men “modeled on the ballerinas’ pas de quatre-tutu thing,” which caused quite a stir in his homeland. Bourne customed the men not in dance outfits but in varied white underwear. “It was like those catalog ads with men posing very chummy together,” he adds.

Boy, oh boy, do I miss ballet now.


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    plainjane says:

    I spent many years between being a ‘tween’ and adulthood going to ballets with my father.  They NEVER looked like that!  The funny thing is that I prefer the tighty whiteys & boxers over the traditional tights with dance belts under them.  MUCH better look!

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    Christine says:

    OMG, this just made my day!

  3. 3
    Nick of Libraria says:

    My God, you’ve proven it. 

    I am gay!  :D

  4. 4
    Flo says:

    Wow… Wowee…. woweewowowowowowow!

    WHOO!  And I thought only men in kilts could get me fanning myself.

    On a more serious note this is really a very interesting piece in terms of art and how people react to it.  It also reflects the changing of our culture’s acceptance.  Interesting and something to ponder.

  5. 5
    Denni says:

    Too, too funny.  And actually enjoyable also!

    Happy Friday everyone.

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    amy lane says:

    ah…I’m really sort of without words.  Let me watch it again and see if I can find some:-)

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    Esri Rose says:

    There’s a lot of laughter, but I can’t help wondering if there’s anything inherently funny about the piece, or if the audience just interprets it that way.

    Great dancing. I like it when ballet follows the music.

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    ev says:

    I think it was definately tounge in cheek in many places. I loved it.

  9. 9
    Faellie says:

    Can I have me a ballet dancer?  Pretty please?  Hotness, muscles, flexibility and a sense of humour, what’s not to want?

    further69 – oh yes.

  10. 10
    ev says:

    further69 – oh yes.

    Oh, sure. You get all the fun spamwords.

    I get dead58- I hope the hell not.

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    Helen M says:

    …is that Adam Cooper?

    Ooh, it is as well. Yum!

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