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Belarus to test Eurovision limits
Quote: Belarusian singer Ivan plans to take next month's Eurovision Song Contest by storm -- performing completely naked with a wolf at his side.

But his plan may prove too much even for a show known as an annual celebration of weirdness, held this year in Stockholm in May.

The act by the lanky 21-year-old with a mane of reddish blond hair was dreamt up by Viktor Drobysh, a well-known Russian producer with a strong Eurovision track record.

"It's undoubtedly an experience, a great experience," Ivan, whose real name is Alexander Ivanov, told AFP in an interview at Drobysh's Moscow studio.

"Especially as I have never performed on stage before in my birthday suit and with wild animals."

The problem? It is not clear whether the act will be allowed to go ahead.

Eurovision bans animals on stage. And while there is no rule on nudity, spokesman Paul Jordan told AFP this is "not appropriate" for a family show.

Drobysh insists the performance is an artistic statement.

- 'Art, Not Porn' -

"It's not about vulgarity or sex at all.

"We want this to be art, not porn," he said, as the studio staff -- with a bit of irony -- tinkered with a future track by Ivan with the chorus, "I want sex, sex, sex."

"I think the beauty that will be in our performance is comparable to that of Rodin's 'The Thinker'," Drobysh said, evoking the French artist's famous nude sculpture.

"Can you imagine 'The Thinker' wearing jeans?"
https://www.yahoo.com/news/nude-singing-...22810.html

Huh?
2016 Apr 16 13:50
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(2016 Apr 16 13:50)Godyfa Wrote:  Art, Not Porn

Anything can be art, so art defaults into porn. Such is the standard level of culture in our time that any exhibitionist can defend himself by claiming artistic merit: "See, there is a wolf on the stage, nobody never did that before, innovation!" Artists too need to have their daily bread, and what else would guarantee more secure employment than the oldest profession of world?
2016 Apr 16 14:49
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What to expect from Neuri....

"And now if a whole nation fell into that? In such a case, I answer, infallibly they will return out of it. For life is no cunningly-devised deception or self deception, it is a great truth that thou art alive, that thou hast desires, necessities: neither can these subsist and satisfy themselves on delusions, but on fact. To fact, depend on it, we shall come back: to such fact, blessed or cursed, as we have wisdom for."
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2016 Apr 16 16:46
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Quote:The problem? It is not clear whether the act will be allowed to go ahead.

Eurovision bans animals on stage.

Perhaps they could just get someone to dress up as a wolf then Smile

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2016 Apr 16 17:30
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This is Liberace level gay.


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2016 Apr 16 20:03
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I think I only tune in to watch the Poles perform, they tend to be good.

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