Vaslav Nijinsky in "L'après-midi d'un faune (Afternoon of a Faun)." Some consider this to be the very first contemporary piece in dance history. Very controversial at the time due to a masturbatory scene witha a scarf at the end.
Dance around the world, part II - Photos - The Big Picture - Boston.com :: In this photo taken in Rome, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010, a dancer of the Momix Dance Theatre Company performs a scene from "Bothanica" during Rome's premiere. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)