Created By: peccantis on July 22, 2011 Last Edited By: lamoxlamae on August 6, 2011
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Nude Nature Dance

Dance in the nude, be one with nature.

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Looked at the nudeness index, didn't find anything dance related. Up for Grabs

Nudity Tropes, Dance Tropes

Whether they be wiccans, elves, or just innocent children in a 30's coloured pencil drawing, if they dance naked on a field or in a pleasant forest, they're innocent, free, and share a bond with the nature.

This is often used as an excuse for Fanservice. Participants may be Granola Girls, and tree-hugging may be involved.

Examples:

Film
  • The underwater ballet scene in Piranha 3D.
  • In The Crucible, at least one of the girls at the beginning dances naked in the woods.
  • Played with in At Play in the Fields of the Lord, though the film version is definitely not fanservice, since it's Kathy Bates. And her character's basically gone nuts.
  • Towards the middle of The Wicker Man (1973), Christopher Lee sees a group of young women dancing around a fire, nude.

Literature
  • Alluded to, and then firmly averted more than once in the Discworld novels starring the three witches. Nanny Ogg is probably game, but...no. Just no.
  • Happens briefly in The Lord of the Rings after the Hobbits have been extricated from the Barrows. Tom Bombadil removes the clothing the Wights had placed on them and invites them to "run naked in the grass" while he retrieves their ponies.
  • In The Native Star by M.K. Hobson, Animancy can involve dancing naked. There's even a derogatory term for its practitioners derived from this: Skycladdische - literally "clad [only] in sky"
  • In I Capture the Castle, Cassandra's artsy stepmother, Topaz, loves doing this kind of thing to "commune" with nature.

Live-Action TV
  • In Friends. When Phoebe suggests a relationship cleansing ritual, it turns out you can either go the burnt offering route or the "dance naked with sticks" route. Rachel and Monica opt for the first.
  • In one episode of Dharma and Greg Dharma dances naked on TV to celebrate springtime.
  • In an episode of Bones, when a self-proclaimed witch is found dead, Brennan and Booth decide to check out a local group of Wiccans. They show up at a ceremony in the woods just as the (all-female) group begins to disrobe and start dancing.

Real Life
  • Gardnerian wiccans perform many ceremonies "skyclad" (nude), and sometimes dance outdoors during such ceremonies.

Tabletop Games

Video Games

Web Comics
  • Strongly implied in Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic. Several characters run into some satyrs and nymphs in the woods, and get caught up dancing with them. When Gren decides to take a break, she is surprised to find that she's naked.
Community Feedback Replies: 18
  • July 22, 2011
    Frank75
    Treehugging may be involved.
  • July 22, 2011
    Xtifr
  • July 22, 2011
    Arivne
    Tabletop RPG

    Truth In Television
    • Real Life Gardnerian wiccans perform many ceremonies "skyclad" (nude), and sometimes dance outdoors during such ceremonies.
  • July 22, 2011
    KTera
  • July 22, 2011
    ryanasaurus0077
    The underwater ballet scene in Piranha 3D.
  • July 22, 2011
    NateTheGreat
    When Phoebe suggests a relationship cleansing ritual, it turns out you can either go the burnt offering route or the "dance naked with sticks" route. Rachel and Monica opt for the first.
  • July 22, 2011
    peccantis
    ^what
  • July 23, 2011
    Arivne
  • July 23, 2011
    Generality
    Happens briefly in The Lord Of The Rings after the Hobbits have been extricated from the Barrows. Tom removes the clothing the Wights had placed on them and invites them to "run naked in the grass" while he retrieves their ponies.
  • July 23, 2011
    KevinKlawitter
    In one episode of Dharma And Greg Dharma dances naked on TV to celebrate springtime
  • July 26, 2011
    BraveHoratio
    • In The Native Star by M.K. Hobson, Animancy can involve dancing naked. There's even a derogatory term for its practitioners derived from this: Skycladdische - literally "clad [only] in sky"
  • July 26, 2011
    whereismytea
    • In I Capture The Castle, Cassandra's artsy stepmother, Topaz, loves doing this kind of thing to "commune" with nature.
  • July 26, 2011
    Psychobabble6
    • In the movie version of The Crucible, at least one of the girls at the beginning dances naked in the woods.

    Edit that as necessary, I haven't seen the movie in years.
  • July 27, 2011
    wanbli
    Played with in At Play In The Fields of the Lord, though the film version is definitely not fanservice, since it's Kathy Bates. And her character's basically gone nuts.
  • July 27, 2011
    puptentacle
    Towards the middle of "The Wicker Man" (1973), Christopher Lee sees a group of young women dancing around a fire, nude.
  • August 4, 2011
    Xtifr
    • In an episode of Bones, when a self-proclaimed witch is found dead, Brennan and Booth decide to check out a local group of Wiccans. They show up at a ceremony in the woods just as the (all-female) group begins to disrobe and start dancing.
  • August 4, 2011
    Xtifr
    Since this was marked up-for-grabs, I did a rolling update to see where we are. I suggest Dancing Skyclad as a redirect, since that seems to be a fairly widespread term (mentioned in Pratchett as well).
  • August 6, 2011
    Xtifr
    I also think the word "bonding" in the title may be unnecessary; Nude Nature Dance should get the idea across just fine.
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