“All That Nude” delivers about what you would expectThe title of the variety show “All That Nude” isn’t hiding anything ― it’s four straight hours of full-on nudity.
Promoting itself as a convergence of nudity and live performance, the show claims to be the first of its kind. Whether it’s art or obscenity, All That Nude raises the curtain tomorrow on a show that is drawing a lot of attention. The title has become one of the most-searched words on Korean Web sites.
Organizers of the performance say they aim to bring adult-only culture more to the mainstream.
Divided into two parts, the performance offers a wide range of eye-candy: a pop singers’ performance, transvestite show, lingerie fashion show, head-to-toe body painting, screening of selected nude photographs.
Pop singers such as Gu Jun-yeop and Lexy also perform, but appropriately dressed. Also, an independent music band, Wiretap in My Ear, will make an appearance.
Kim Gi-su, a comedian who voluntarily took the role of publicist, said, “‘All That Nude’ provides people with a chance to enjoy adult-only culture. With the lingerie show, we’re expecting a more sophisticated development of the fashion industry.”
Mr. Kim recommended the body painting performance as a must-see, for it would “put a period to the endless search for how to present the naked body.”
Organizers said that they’ve been showered with requests to hold the show again, but they have refused. The production of the show requires more than 250 staff and crew members and a 300 million won ($250,000) budget. They also hired guards to protect the venue.
Instead, they came up with the idea of airing the show live online. If you can’t make it to the venue that day, you can enjoy the whole performance on your cell phone or on the Web.
Under the first-come-first-served rule, the organizers will treat 500 viewers with a chance to try a tattoo for free, on any part of the body.
Don’t even think of trying to get in unless you’re at least 20. The performance starts at 7 p.m. and ends around 11 p.m., at the Millennium Hall inside Central City, southern Seoul.
by Chun Su-jin
Tickets cost 80,000 won ($68) for seats or 60,000 won for standing-room only. Millennium Hall in Central City can be reached from the Express Bus Terminal Station on line No. 3 or 7. For more information, call (02) 516-0604 or visit www.all-nude.co.kr.