Summer 2018 Out West

Hey West Coast friends! I’m writing down in one place all of the ropey things I’ll be doing on the West Coast this summer. It would be great to connect with you all in a variety of ways (see below)!

I’ll be arriving in Oakland sometime in late June to start my monthlong Artist in Residency at the beautiful VoxBody. I’ll be around Oakland (and briefly in Arizona and South Lake Tahoe) for almost all of July. You can find me teaching workshops, helping out with jams, performing, and labbing a whole lot!


Collaborating and Labbing
I’m very interested in creating work during my residency at VoxBody. At the moment, I’m particularly interested in merging rope performance with theatrical mask and puppetry and generally exploring how to evolve dramaturgy within rope performance. If you have any expertise in these areas and would like to collaborate, I’d love to talk more about that. I’m also looking to tie a whole lot while I’m in town, and am particularly interested in labbing minimalist harnesses. So performers/theatre minded people, rope bottoms, and photographers/videographers interested in collaborating- please get in touch!

Co-Creating Scene Dynamics as Rope Bottoms- Bondage Expo Dallas 2018 Musings

It’s been just over a week since I got home from Dallas, and I’m just now starting to collect my thoughts and process my feelings. It was a long, exhausting weekend filled with ropey good times shared with some of my best friends. And as always, it was a weekend of good conversation about where rope education has been and where it’s going. One thought in particular has stayed on my brain since BED.  How did the belief that rope bottoms are less active partners when it comes to informing scene dynamics than their tying partners come to be?

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2018 Toronto with Tifereth

I had the great pleasure of teaching a bottoming intensive last weekend in Toronto at the Toronto Kinbaku Salon. And re-connected with Tifereth after freaking forever. Catching up on two years of life was wonderful, and on top of all of that, I got to finish the night being in her ropes and  experiencing just how much she’s grown as a rigger. (Spoiler: she’s amazing)