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Mini Tableau #5 – a voice & a smile (via in praise of nudity in performance)

February 10, 2011

Just a thanks to another anonymous reader and blogger on WordPress who contributed this truly flattering and lovely post about our Tableau Vivant. I certainly never expected multiple post-video reviews on this performance, but Sarah Small informed me last week that over 71,000 people have already viewed it on Vimeo. Feeling grateful and humbled to have someone portray me in such a kind and generous manner.

Just a warning, the following review contains nudity.

Mini Tableau #5 - a voice & a smile “Tableau vivant” (living picture) was a popular form of entertainment in the 19th century, a means to recreate paintings on stage before the dawn of motion pictures. In England it was used to provide erotic nude entertainment and bypass the censorship of the Lord Chamberlain, which forbade movement when nude or semi-nude. Tableaux vivant were a key feature in the recent film Mrs. Henderson Presents. However the emergence of television and the lib … Read More

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  1. nutanz permalink
    February 12, 2011 1:26 pm

    Abigail, it is me who is flattered and humbled to be the subject of a post on your blog. Thank you being so wonderful and I hope to see and read much more from you.

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