FACILITATED BY ACCLAIMED ARTISTS AND ROPEWORKERS LUKE GEORGE AND DANIEL KOK (NGV/RISING)
This is an introductory workshop in rope bondage and navigating intimacy, pleasure and consent.This workshop is open to anyone who wants to learn, practice, connect and play. No previous experience required. Rope provided.
In this workshop, Luke and Daniel extract ideas, exercises and approaches they have developed over the process of creating their performance works BUNNY and STILL LIVES. Rope is a sensitive and dynamic material. It can act like a conductor between bodies where energy, pleasure and power are exchanged. An alluring art form and a form of play, rope bondage is a dynamic relational practice that involves a heightened sense of touch and sensitive mutual listening between the giver and the receiver, as they communicate their consent, trust, empathy and pleasure to each other.
This workshop is suitable for anyone with a curiosity in interacting with others. Emphasising the duty of care in this workshop, we cater to different desires and interests, and explore the politics of intimacy that are revealed by the differences between doing and observing, seeing and being seen, leading and being led.
Discover what works for you and your partner/s.
Practice Sharing is an arena to enter into artistic dialogue, an opportunity to share skills, a space for physical thinking, and a way to engage in different creative practices.
Facilitated by established local dance artists and visiting guest artists, the sessions are presented in an open, workshop-style format that may move between dancing, writing, choreographic research and discussion.
4 May 2023
King Street Arts Centre
365 Murray Street, Perth CBD
Studio: Large Meeting Room (Level 1)
FREE for members / $20.00 for non members
The practice sharing will take place over three hours.
This workshop is open to all levels of dance experience and knowledge.