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Striptease is an art, Norwegian appeal court rules

By Bob Norman     Dec 5, 2006 in Lifestyle
"Striptease, in the way it is practiced in this case, is a form of dance combined with acting" which compares to other stage acts that are exempt from the value added tax in Norway
The way I read the story,what they're describing is more of a old style burlesque and less of a modern strip club. These girls are doing a classy strip routine and not a lewd act. Now they're classified the same as other performers with an act.
Lawyers for the Blue Angel argued that other stage performances, such as sword swallowers and a comic making saucy jokes, were not subject to VAT.
The Diamond Go Go Bar's striptease shows were not vulgar and were performed by professional dancers, lawyers for the Blue Angel maintained.
I see nothing wrong with these women being treated as stage performers.
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