Dance Matters Dance Productions presents A Woman’s Work featuring the Toronto premiere of LA TRESSE Dance Collective By Jillian Groening
Beauté Brute Extrait


There is something strangely exquisite in the unnatural. Whether it’s a contorted figure, a strangely slow crawl or a warped lens, the eye is drawn to things that are just beyond our sense of reality. Montréal-based LA TRESSE collective taps into this elegance of human anomaly in their work BEAUTÉ BRUTE, set to have its Toronto premiere on November 28. Reminiscent of photographer Diane Arbus’s surreal black and white images, choreographers and performers Laura Toma, Erin O’Loughlin and Geneviève Boulet are captured writhing, strutting and arcing with unnatural flection and captivating tension. Set in a world where there is a strong connection to desire, mysticism and variations on self-portrayal, BEAUTÉ BRUTE examines a common pulse between the dancers through the notions of femininity and sisterhood. Beautifully shot by Jose Enrique Montes Hernandez and accompanied by an unforgettable score composed by Camille Jacques, Toma, O’Loughlin and Boulet are grounded yet supernatural, individual yet mysteriously joined. Presented by Dance Matters Dance Productions in A Woman’s Work, the show focuses on women’s rights and roles in society as well as issues relating to gender.


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