London, Waterloo, Tunnels and the Artful Badger

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London, Waterloo, Tunnels and the Artful Badger

IMG_6069This Saturday just gone contained a really fun night of rope for us. Before I get onto the night itself I want to say a thank you to Nawashi Murakawa for getting us involved in this event.

We were able to get us to some excellent parking opposite the stage door.

Now onto the night of performances itself. The audience for these shows were not a rope crowd, but they were a very appreciative mixture of party and festival people, many of them very dressed up for the night in all manner of classy, sexy and feathered outfits. Clover was looking stunning in kimono as always.  The theme of the night was ‘Japanese’ and the room we were in was strictly shoes off!

The performances (galleries coming soon) were very enjoyable for us. We had nothing planned and not even any music prepared. This was actually an opportunity for us to just let things flow and see how they went. We were first on and the show settled into a very deliberate rhythm. We completely lost track of time and were surprised when we’d finished to be told that we’d been going for nearly an hour. It honestly felt like no time at all.

Next up were shows from JackWhipper and Zahara and then us again. (If I’ve got that order wrong I apologise.) What I loved was that all our shows had different personalities. Those people that returned to see more than one show saw something different every time.

It turned out that we had the honour of finishing as well as starting we still didn’t know what we’d be doing and just went with the music (kindly put together by JackWhipper and containing only one track we’d heard before)

I can’t really tell you what happened in that last show either. You’ll have to check back for the images or video to find out, and so will we.

We had a great time at the Artful Badger. Still knackered now though!

By | 2016-10-28T16:39:56+00:00 February 19th, 2013|Categories: Events, Performance|0 Comments

About the Author:

WykD_Dave (Dave Rickman) is a UK-based shibari bondage enthusiast, who now teaches and performs internationally accompanied by his partner Clover. He started exploring bondage 27 years ago and was autodidact for the first 17 years, until a lesson with shibari 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 & Clover teach and perform 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.”

Running into Dave means running into his lovely partner Clover. She is very passionate about shibari bondage too, she models and performs, as well as makes impressive photos of Japanese rope work done by Dave.

Her photography focuses 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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