A total of 17 litres of olive oil are poured on nude Chilean dancer Lisbeth Gruwez during “When the Lead Man is a Woman”.

She told Las Ultimas Noticias: “The olive oil is alive and sometimes it doesn’t let me dance. I have to have a lot of concentration and technique to beat it.”

Mrs Gruwez dances and acts for 50 minutes as 22 bottles of olive oil are slowly poured on her body.

People on the front rows have to protect themselves from the oil during the show at the San Gines theatre in Santiago.

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