Nemesis rope shows (2010)

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Nemesis rope shows (2010)

Not one but two shibari rope shows last night. After a very relaxed day today the best I can say is… I could do with another rope show about now.

The first was a suspension show with a few transitions, clover as the ever popular schoolgirl bondage victim having a good time and hanging out in the rope and spinning round, transitions to include her favourite futomomo suspension.

The show went off well with new music (a bit of floyd for a change) The great gig in the sky’s wonderful wordless wailing going great with smooth spins and transitions. It went off well and it got some good appreciation from the audience.

The second show was a floor work one. We were wondering somewhat about how this would go down with a mixed audience and not just one of rope enthusiasts. Surprisingly this drew a bigger audience than the first show. (This may have been due to people who did watch the suspension show telling those that didn’t watch what they’d missed.)

This was a bit of an intense session. Clover spaced out very early on in the performance and even though we were up on a stage in an art deco ballroom it managed to feel very intimate. The music was perfect for the sustained mood of the show and it all went off very well. We got some positive reaction to the show and will probably asses how this went as a show more fully over the next few days.

On a side note the venue really was great. It’s a great period building, well decorated and immaculately clean.

We had a very good night.
Our thanks to all that expressed their appreciation.


By |2017-01-21T20:51:23+00:00August 16th, 2012|Categories: Events, Performance|Tags: , , , , , |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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