Also set to shock local audiences is France’s Ballet Preljocaj, famed throughout Europe for its no-holds-barred spectacles. A mini-skirted angel reinterprets the Catholic theme in “Annunciation,” while barefoot — and, at one point, completely bare — dancers give a new twist to Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” and Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet.”
Gabriel in a mini-skirt? I just don’t think that is the proper apparel for an angel. With them flying about and people looking up at them it could be trouble. While I am unconcerned how many angels might dance on the head of a pin I am even less inclined to find out the age old theological question, jockey or boxer shorts.
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” But she was greatly troubled at the leg showing mini-skirt wearing angel, and considered in her mind what sort of show of modesty this might be. And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found fashion with gaudy tastes.