“It’s not only an erotic nudity. It’s important to mention it. And it’s not an obscene nudity. It’s a nudity which is beautiful. Voila!” – Thierry Smits
A provocative, sexy and visually-stunning new documentary from director Aleksandr M. Vinogradov, Bare follows acclaimed Belgian choreographer Thierry Smits through the process of creating Anima Ardens, his newest stage production featuring eleven completely naked male performers.
In between breathtaking dance sequences, Bare reveals the artistic collaboration and conflict between choreographer and company as they build an avant-garde piece steeped in dark, primal energy and ritual. Together, they address questions of body politics, gender, censorship and a variety of taboo subjects. The film also traces the arduous process of auditioning, rehearsing and opening a new dance piece – which is apparently even harder when you’re totally nude!
Watch the trailer for Bare and click here to pre-order your copy of the film. It’s coming to DVD and VOD June 22nd.