Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Upcoming: New Show (June 4), #VulnerabilityVigils (May 24 and June 7), Painting Class

New Show!

Tasha Diamant is in her 10th year of doing the work of the Human Body Project.

As a street activist, Tasha holds #VulnerabilityVigils at least once a month. See below for upcoming vigils.

As a performance artist, Tasha has been a bit of a controversial staple at western Canadian fringe theatre festivals in the last several years. Tasha uses her naked body and naked emotional presence to create and share space for vulnerability. Audiences voluntarily participate through discussion (and sometimes removing clothing).

Here's what some people have said about the Human Body Project:
“I am not sure what this exquisite piece of ‘art’ is but it’s all yours... you have empowered me so much.”--note left by an audience member 
“You hit the tear ducts. BOOM like a bullet.”--note left by an audience member 
"This is the most relevant and powerful work at the Fringe and Tasha Diamant is deserving of a full audience every night.”--Monday Mag
On June 4, Tasha is premiering a new show, entitled Skin in the Game as part of Media Democracy Days Victoria.

For Skin in the Game, Tasha has decided to use some of the elements of the Human Body Project performances, but go at it a little differently. Instead of emerging on stage fully naked, Tasha, will undress through the performance. Audience members will choose themes and topics on cards, which Tasha will use to tell stories and create conversation. Spoiler: Tasha will get dressed again.

After the show there will be a panel discussion. The whole thing will be livestreamed.

On the panel:
Darren Alexander, organizer of Media Democracy Days Victoria and educator
Keith Jenkins, street performer, artists model, and frequent ‪#‎VulnerabilityVigils‬ participant
Robyn Thomas, film maker and student journalist
Helena Andrade, peace activist
And me (Tasha Diamant)

Thursday, June 4
Performance 7-8:15 pm
Panel discussion 8:30-9:30 pm
401 Herald St (behind Value Village)

tickets $10-$20 at the door or $20 online

This event will be livestreamed at streamofconsciousness.ca


Sunday, May 24, 2015
2-3 pm

Tasha Diamant will hold a #VulnerabilityVigil at
Government and Yates

Emma Cooper will hold a coinciding #VulnerabilityVigil at the
Vancouver Art Gallery
Robson St. side

link to Facebook event

As part of Media Democracy Days Victoria
Sunday, June 7, 2015
2-3 pm

Tasha Diamant will hold a #VulnerabilityVigil at
Broad St and Pandora
near CTV and Victoria City Hall

Vancouver #VulnerabilityVigil not confirmed yet but stay tuned.

link to Facebook event

For a #VulnerabilityVigil, Tasha Diamant is committed to standing naked in public (holding a sign) for at least an hour at least once a month. Diamant chooses to stand in vulnerability as a creative statement and an act of solidarity. Her work is about drawing the parallel between vulnerable souls/vulnerable bodies/vulnerable planet/vulnerable humanity. More information about #VulnerabilityVigils here.

All are welcome to join, anywhere! Emma Cooper has been holding coinciding #VulnerabilityVigils in Vancouver since November.

Painting Class at RRU

One more thing: Tasha Diamant is teaching a painting class at Royal Roads University.

4 Saturdays from 1-4 pm
May 23-June 13

Here's the link: http://cstudies.royalroads.ca/courses/TAEA3935-Y14.htm

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