Naked Ugly Dancing at the Montreal Fringe Festival
Fringe Buzz “Naked Ugly Dancing” is created and performed by Tasha Diamant.
Tasha Diamant has been using her body as a medium in public and in performances for over 12 years. She uses her body to express and create space for vulnerability. She ugly dances naked while improvising conversation and connection. With an antidote to business-as-usual brutality, more than 70 people attended her first event and came away deeply moved, including an undercover police officer called in by a fearful citizen. The strength of that first event led Tasha to continue and expand the project to this day, through her second pregnancy in 2007-2008 and a Stage 4 ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment in 2015-2016.
In 2006, before Brené Brown and before Facebook–Tasha Diamant started the Human Body Project in the small conservative city of Lethbridge, Alberta. In 2012, after Tasha moved to Victoria, BC, she began holding monthly naked Vulnerability Vigils on the streets, then last year at Victoria Fringe. This year we are blessed she is at Fringe Montreal.
Here’s what just a few people have said about Diamant’s performances:
Thurdsay~ June 07~7:45 pm
Saturday~ June 09~6:15 pm
Tuesday~ June 12~11:00 pm
Wednesday~ June 13~6:00 pm