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Legarti (Rome)

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Legarti (Rome)

Coming to re-write these blogs Legarti seems both a long time ago and very fresh in my memory.

Firstly we were naturally enough very excited to be going to Rome. We’d never been before and this was going to be an exciting adventure in many ways.

What a great time we had, the hospitality shown to us in Rome was second to none and I really mean that. The whole trip was an amazing experience. We even got to be tourists and saw some of the sights of Rome. Just an incredible city. Our thanks to Stefano Laforgia who put us up in his home and showed us some of the wonderful sights of Rome. Stefano has a kink shop in Rome and you should drop in when you’re there for kinky supplies.

The sights were just wonderful and it was so great for us to be able to see something of a city we visit.

I have to say, OMG… the Coffee, the Icecream, the wonderful food at a great family restaurant. The wine! Mouth watering just thinking of it.

So, on to the purpose of the visit the Legarti bondage festival. Asside from myself and Clover the other preformers were to the best of my memory Riccardo Sergnese with Redsabbath, Andrea RopesDolcissimaBastarda and was at the delightful space Lost and Found studio.

There had been a lot of bad publicity in Italy about bondage after a kink accident that had nothing to do with Japanese style rope work had been labeld shibari by the press. I have to say what a great thing it was that this event happened such a short time after, with the Italian press invited to see what rope bondage was really about.

Sadly we have no video and only a couple of snaps of the performance, what we do have however are some remarkable memories of this event.

The day after the event we had a chance for one more treat, we went to be guest teachers at Rome’s shibari school. We had a great evening and it was a pleasure for us to meet so many new bondage enthusiasts. We would definitely love to go back again.

Every part of our experience in Rome was wonderful. The place and the people made it a memory we will treasure.

We shall, you may be very sure return. My sincere thanks to everyone who made this trip such a great pleasure.

Finally, a few images from the show and the Legarti poster featuring clover. Did feel a bit weird doing this in the day.

By | 2016-10-28T16:39:58+00:00 August 21st, 2012|Categories: Events, Performance|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

About the Author:

WykD_Dave (Dave Rickman) is a UK-based rope enthusiast, who now teaches and performs internationally accompanied by his partner Clover. He started exploring bondage 22 years ago and was autodidact for the first 17 years, until a lesson with rope professional Osada Steve changed his way of tying. Dave loves Japanese style rope work, and decided to dedicate himself to this. “It isn’t about the rope, it’s about the expression, the look in the eyes, the hopelessness, the agony”. Now, Dave feels fortunate to be asked to run workshops and tutorials all around the world. He takes great pleasure in seeing people get it and open their minds to what rope bondage can really be. “Not just a means of restraint but a much deeper and personally connected experience than any other I’ve ever found.” Most of the time, running into Dave means running into his lovely partner Clover. She is very passionate about rope, she models and performs, as well as makes impressive photos of Japanese rope work done by Dave. Her photography focusses on the feelings involved in rope play, not just the pretty ties, and she tells stories with her pictures. Dave: “Of course Clover’s a huge part of everything. Without her photography would people ever have noticed?”

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