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It first opened its doors in the 17th century, and has been putting on acclaimed theatrical productions ever since.
But in its 328-year history, the respectable Sadler’s Wells Theatre has probably never seen anything like this.
There were riotous scenes as ten naked men ran through the audience last night and sat on people’s heads.
And they were joined by ten naked women who rolled around in the aisles and sat on top of a birthday cake.
The Dave St-Pierre show Un Peu De Tendresse, Bordel de Merde! was always going to provoke controversy.
But rather than outrage the audience at the prestigious venue were left calling for more rather than the police.
The audience at the London venue were definitely won over.
‘I had no clue who David St-Pierre was but his piece at Sadler’s Wells was pretty amazing,’ said Ana Grias Gomes who was sitting in the stalls.
‘Naked dancing and all. Recommended!’
Monika Saha simply described St-Pierre as the ‘shockmeister of dance theatre’, which is putting it mildly.
Not much happens in the two-hour show which the Sadler’s Wells management has tactfully translated as
A Little Tenderness For Crying Out Loud. It is best described as stand-up comedy meets naked physical theatre.
There aren’t many steps, just the nudity and over-long stretches of speech from a ringmistress who delivers
post-modern aphorisms on staying sexually picky and emotionally aloof.
The serious theme, if there is one, is that no amount of sexual frankness can disguise our longing for emotional
tenderness, and for that you can keep your clothes on.
St-Pierre is regarded as something of a dance-theatre demi-god in his native Montreal, although in truth he follows very much in the footsteps of German choreographer Pina Bausch — who once called him her ‘pornographic illegitimate child’.
The description flatters him, as he lacks Bausch’s subtlety and her theatrical finesse. That hasn’t stopped the show being a near sell-out.
The few seats still for sale are in the upper circle where the view isn’t so good.
A girl asks her boyfriend to come over Friday night to meet, and have dinner with her parents.
Since this is such a big event, the girl announces to her boyfriend that after dinner, she would like to go out and make love for the first time. The boy is ecstatic, but he has never had sex before, so he takes a trip to the pharmacist to get some condoms.
He tells the pharmacist it’s his first time and the pharmacist helps the boy for about an hour. He tells the boy everything there is to know about condoms and sex.
At the register, the pharmacist asks the boy how many condoms he’d like to buy, a 3-pack, 10-pack, or family pack. The boy insists on the family pack because he thinks he will be rather busy, it being his first time and all.
That night, the boy shows up at the girl’s parents house and his girlfriend meets him at the door.
“Oh, I’m so excited for you to meet my parents, come on in!” she says.
The boy goes inside and is taken to the dinner table where the girl’s parents are already seated. The boy quickly offers to say grace and bows his head. A minute passes, and the boy is still deep in prayer, with his head down.
10 minutes pass, and still no movement from the boy.
Finally, after 20 minutes with his head down, the girlfriend leans over and Whispers to the boyfriend, “I had no idea you were this religious.”
The boy turns, and whispers back, “I had no idea your father was a Pharmacist.”
day 25 – a song that makes you laugh
Mini Moni – “Aiin”
*Ah, Japan. WTF 😉
The Muppets – Bohemian Rhapsody