Shibari bondage performance in London 2011
It seems so long ago now that this shibari show took place. We’ve come a long way and if we didn’t have a video I wouldn’t be able to tell you what happened in the show. Our style and everything has changed since this but here it is warts and all.
I have to say that I’m not normally nervous performing. I really look forward to it and the rush of doing bondage with clover on stage.
London was the first time I’ve really felt anything other than excited. Nervous is probably not the right word though. Certainly feeling an edge that I hadn’t before though.
Once it was finished I can’t describe the feelings. Everyone was very kind in their comments. Kinoko describing it as “Very sadistic” and “Hot” was so great.
Learning via interpreter that Kazami Ranki liked the performance was another incredible thrill.
Finally Osada Steve liking the show and very generously giving me a few tips to improve on the final day was a great bonus for us. He also praised Clover very much as a model and commented on her strength. She makes me very proud.
We had no concrete plan for the performance, just an idea about how to start and a rough idea of the finish. Everything in between being done on the fly. I think wracking is a good word for it. It wasn’t flawless but we got through.
Here’s a video of the performance.