Internationally famous performer and educator, Parker RopeBoi returns to Seattle to grace us with beauty and shenanigans! On October 27th, at Seduction, Parker will be one of the bondage performers featured in the Big Top Room. On October 28th, we are hosting two workshops with Parker. Of course, Parker is always available for private lessons, so if you are interested in getting instruction specific to you, email us at [email protected] and we will connect you with Parker.
Friday, October 27 — two performances between 8pm & midnight
Seduction – Circus of Carnal Delights
Within SoDo: $90 – $175
Parker RopeBoi is an interdisciplinary queer scholar and performer, who is internationally regarded for original solo shibari performances and self-suspension techniques. Parker’s performance work articulates with issues of abject and queer bodies, and engages questions of social bonds, boundedness, and boundaries, and the potentials for their transgression or transcendence.
Saturday, October 28 — 3:00pm
Futomomo Variety Pack ~Educator: Parker RopeBoi
Ballard: $45. Advance: $32 (Solo) $60 (Duo) and $85 (Trio)
This class teaches a variety of different ties for binding a bent leg, ties that are often called a futomomo. The class presents the different features of these ties and relative suitability of these different ties for different applications, attachment points, and suspension positions, as well as for different bodies, physical preferences, and sensitivities. Participants will learn ties for attaching on the inside, the outside, and on both sides. Participants will also learn ties that concentrate the load on different areas of the leg, and how adjust that pressure so as to have a more comfortable (or at least less uncomfortable) futomomo.
Saturday, October 28 — 7:00pm
Predicament Play ~Educator: Parker RopeBoi
Ballard: $30. Advance: $22 (Solo) $40 (Duo) and $55 (Trio)
Predicaments tend to involve being between a proverbial “rock and a hard place” while trying to figure a way out (even when there’s probably no way out–just a choice between one sadistic trap and another). This class will present some general strategies and specific techniques for predicaments, risks and risk mitigation, ideas for how to plan and negotiate a predicament scene, skills for how to calibrate and adjust a predicament mid-scene, and some of my own favorite tricks and tools, including many “pervertables” everyday household items. A number of (what we expect will be highly entertaining) demonstrations of predicaments will show you some fun illustrative examples of ways to do predicament play.