September Featured Dancers: Beauté Obscuré

Photography by Renee Keith, Costumes by Pretty Macabre

Beauté Obscuré, “Beautiful Darkness,” presents an aura of sensuality, of magic and a remembrance of ancient temple dancers, all neatly wrapped up in a Tribal Fusion package. Incorporating backgrounds in ballet, modern dance, hip hop, and Egyptian Cabaret, Beauté Obscuré elevates Tribal Fusion to a new level of elegance, precision, and fluid choreography. The direction of this troupe is the collaborative effort of Pretty Macabre (Andrea Hansen), and Meg Hinds. Together they have created a dance genre that is totally their own― dramatic, feminine, and elegant. Watch Beauté Obscuré perform and be transported to a place beyond time with their effortless and graceful play of darkness and light, soft and strong, ancient and contemporary styling of dance. (Edited from SLUG article by Astara Knowley)

Beauté Obscuré is making their presence known in the Utah and beyond in the Middle Eastern dance scene. Inspired by French Victorian, their costuming is original, and presents a more delicate and feminine presentation than typical ATS costuming. All costumes are made by Pretty Macabre.

Semi-intermediate classes on drills and combinations are available, and can serve all levels of dancers, from beginning to advanced. Meg Hinds and Pretty Macabre teach original combinations that can be used in choreographies. For more information about classes and performances contact Beauté Obscuré at