Sunday, July 21, 2013

Media Release: The Human Body Project during the Victoria Fringe (Aug 22-Sept 1) and at the Vancouver Fringe (Sept 5-15)

The Human Body Project

Off-fringe during the Victoria Fringe (Aug 22-Sept 1) and at the Vancouver Fringe (Sept 5-15)

Mother/artist/teacher Tasha Diamant embodies vulnerability by appearing naked and unscripted in performance and in public. Healing. Dissidence. Art.

WHAT: The Human Body Project playing off-fringe during the Victoria Fringe and at the Vancouver Fringe

WHEN: The Human Body Project 
Off-fringe during the Victoria Fringe (August 22-September 1)

The Human Body Project tickets from

Thurs Aug 22     7:15-8:30 pm
Fri      Aug 23     7:15-8:30pm
Sat     Aug 24     7:15-8:30 pm
Sun    Aug 25     7:15-8:30 pm
Wed   Aug 28     7:15-8:30 pm
Thurs Aug 29     7:15-8:30 pm
Fri      Aug 30     7:15-8:30 pm
Sat     Aug 31     7:15-8:30 pm  
Sun    Sept 1      7:15-8:30 pm

The Human Body Project at the Vancouver Fringe (September 5-15)

Thurs Sept 5      5 pm
Sun    Sept 8      6:10 pm
Mon   Sept 9      5 pm
Wed   Sept 11    7:45 pm
Sat     Sept 14    9:50 pm

Sun    Sept 15    4:50 pm

Off-fringe during the Victoria Fringe
Discovery Coffee
Lounge/Side Bar
664 Discovery St.
Downtown Victoria

At the Vancouver Fringe
Venue 3
Studio 1398
3rd Floor
1398 Cartwright St.
Granville Island

Off-fringe during the Victoria Fringe
$15 or $10 low income
or pay what you can
at the door
or through
ticketrocket hotline

At the Vancouver Fringe

at the door
or through

For Immediate Release           Contact: Tasha Diamant

The Human Body Project is experiential theatre literally stripped to its most essential.

For more than seven years Tasha Diamant has been showing up naked and unscripted to share an intense experience of vulnerability with her audience. Citing her deep love for her children, she felt compelled to create a vehicle for change. She believes humanity will not survive unless we learn to choose love over power and ego.

"We cannot get to that place without viscerally understanding our mutual vulnerability—in our bodies, beyond intellect. It is not in our cultural script,” says Diamant.

Monday Mag has called it “the most relevant and powerful work at the fringe.” Diamant is an engaging and charismatic presence.

By showing up as defenceless as possible, in her naked 51-year-old body, Diamant helps us as individuals see and feel our connection to each other and the bigger global picture. Marginalization, decolonization, privilege, industrialization, environmental destruction, emotion, community, support, spirituality. These are some of the words that describe what comes up at a Human Body Project session.

People sometimes join Diamant by removing their clothing. Audience members can also choose to participate in discussion or using art materials.

Through her intention of holding a compassionate space and walking the talk of vulnerability, Diamant has created an improvisational, process-based environment where people can meet authentically or simply be an audience member.

Since January 2012 Diamant started holding Human Body Project Vulnerability Vigils where she stands naked in public at least once a month. In a gesture of gentleness, she and those who join her hold a large sign. The sign’s one word is chosen to evoke understanding of our mutual vulnerability as fragile human beings on a fragile planet.

Diamant is a married mother of two. She is a post-secondary instructor and has been a successful journalist and visual artist. She lives with her family in Victoria, BC.

Since starting the project in Lethbridge, AB in 2006, Diamant has documented her work, including usable photos and video links, on her comprehensive website:

Almost all funding of The Human Body Project has come from Diamant’s family finances.

"We who in engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive." Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The medium is the message.” Marshall McLuhan  
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Gandhi 

MORE INFORMATION, including usable photos and links to videos:


MEDIA CONTACT: Tasha Diamant

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