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Bondage workshop: Beyond the beaten path – Intense, pattern-free rope

October 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

40euro

Welcome to a new kind of rope.

This class will introduce you to a different way to tie: mixing freestyle rope with physical control for maximum impact. Green Gorilla and fairydance will show you how to do floorwork in an efficient and flexible way to achieve what you want, when you want without being constrained by traditional patterns. As a rigger you will see how to move your bottom around during the scene, how to use your own body to control them and how to greatly augment the intensity of your tying. If you’re the one bottoming, we will discuss how to deal with and contribute to the play. And it’s
all techniques you can incorporate to your usual rope: It can be sensual, tender, primal or downright brutal – the possibilities are endless.

Content:

– Principles of improvised rope
– Body manipulation
– Pressure points, contortion and other ways to be evil
– Practical and psychological tips for better play
– Bottoming insights and advice
– Negotiation, communication and consent

This is a floor-based workshop. Some fluency with Japanese-style tying will be helpful to get the most out of the class but the only prerequisite is being confident with the single column tie. The material can be useful for people of all levels, from beginners to advanced.

We advise wearing comfortable clothes (eg. yoga attire). You will need at least four ropes from natural fibres, preferably in the traditional 8m lengths used in shibari.

Green Gorilla has spent several years developing a very personal tying style that is based on improvisation and creative meanness. Starting from a background in traditional shibari, he found that a more freestyle approach combined with rough body play works better for him. He is very invested in studying body mechanics, movement and sensation and introducing them in his play. He believes that everyone should find the kind of tying that works for them personally, and have the space to create their own voice.

Fairydance is a rope bottom and BDSM switch and enjoys intense physical and emotional play. In Berlin, she works on consent, kink and biography, and other topics and is one of the organisers of the weekly jam. She is also a sex educator, former ballroom dance teacher and gender trainer, delighting in working on connection, communication and self-awareness through physical experiences and exchange. Communication and consent are at the core of all of her teaching activities.

Details

Date:
October 8, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
40euro
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