March 15, 2010

Tuaca Body Art Ball at the Pageant

The body is a temple, but it's also a canvas. Photographer Jason Stoff brings back these photos from the party, held on March 14, 2010.
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Backstage, performers and artists collaborate on specific body paint details.
Backstage, performers and artists collaborate on specific body paint details.
It takes performers all day to prepare for a show -- multiple rehearsals and layers of body paint take anywhere from three to seven hours.
It takes performers all day to prepare for a show -- multiple rehearsals and layers of body paint take anywhere from three to seven hours.
The backstage area was relaxed -- performers ate dinner, palled around with each other and mugged for the camera. There's a real sense of camaraderie with the team.
The backstage area was relaxed -- performers ate dinner, palled around with each other and mugged for the camera. There's a real sense of camaraderie with the team.
Performers and artists varied both visual and performance styles. In this case, they're both inspired by belly dancing.
Performers and artists varied both visual and performance styles. In this case, they're both inspired by belly dancing.
Most performers have other day jobs, touring the continent on the weekends.
Most performers have other day jobs, touring the continent on the weekends.
After asking for the audience to be "frisky kitties" all night, the Body Art Ball presented a kitty of their own.
After asking for the audience to be "frisky kitties" all night, the Body Art Ball presented a kitty of their own.
Boxing Clever, a St. Louis advertising agency, set up the "Mod Your Bod" booth, where guests could superimpose their face on a variety of pre-painted bodies -- no paint required.
Boxing Clever, a St. Louis advertising agency, set up the "Mod Your Bod" booth, where guests could superimpose their face on a variety of pre-painted bodies -- no paint required.
Tuaca Body Art Ball at the Pageant
Tuaca acts as a sponsor for the event, providing beverages and funding for the Body Art Ball.
Tuaca acts as a sponsor for the event, providing beverages and funding for the Body Art Ball.
What's paint? Well, the lace leggings and top, the garters‚ essentially, everything but her shorts.
What's paint? Well, the lace leggings and top, the garters‚ essentially, everything but her shorts.