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Hedwig visits Seattle in February!

Seattle has a burgeoning and active bondage community and we are always excited to be able to bring an educator to the area with special skills and new view points. We are pleased to announce that we have made arrangements with Hedwig, an bondage educator from Sweden, who teach internationally!

Hedwig is passionate about communication, rope bondage, safer sex and consent culture, about redressing notions of power, physical sensations, vulnerability, dominance and submission, gender and communities working together. She hopes to bring rope bondage to a larger audience as a way to gain more body awareness, work on interpersonal communication and offer different routes to pleasure and surrender. You can learn more about them at senseshibari.com.

Both of Hedwig’s classes have limited space and we expect to sell out, so we suggest you get your tickets early. Mark your calendars and join us and Hedwig the first weekend in February 2018!

Friday, February 2 — 7:30pm
Let’s Teppou – Exploring Asymmetrical​ Bondage Ties ~Educator: Hedwig
Ballard: $90 (duo) Advance: $80 (duo)

This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​hands​ ​on​ ​class​ ​in​ ​which​ ​you​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​a​ ​structured​ ​asymmetrical​ ​tie,​ ​where​ ​you can​ ​look​ ​at​ ​both​ ​the​ ​structure​ ​and​ ​aesthetic​ ​elements.​ We can look at various ways to use the tie, both for floor work, partials and if time allows, a few considerations regarding suspending & transitioning with this tie. The fascinating thing about working around a teppou is that we can explore more elements of asymmetry and ways of playing with balance. This is a class suitable for those who are able to tie a standard 3 rope TK/gote and are confident in their suspension practices. As a rope partner you need to be able to recognize the difference between circulation and nerve impingement & communicate this.

 

Saturday, February 3 — 1:00pm
Free Form Floorwork ~Educator: Hedwig
Club Sapphire: $45 (solo)  Advance: $35 (solo) and $65 (duo)

A​ ​hands​ ​on​ ​class​ ​which​ ​seek​s ​to​ ​inspire​ ​the​ ​participants​ ​to​ ​fluidity​ ​in​ ​freestyle​ ​floorwork.​ ​By working​ ​through​ ​various​ ​exercises​ ​we​ ​will​ ​look​ ​at​ ​ways​ ​of​ ​breaking​ ​out​ ​of​ ​our​ ​habits,​ ​how​ ​we can​ ​give,​ ​receive​ ​&​ ​read​ ​feedback​, ​&​ ​how​ ​to​ ​incorporate​ ​freedom​ ​in​ ​restraint.​ ​Freestyle flowing from a basic single column tie gives plenty of opportunity to work not through patterns but letting rope react to those involved; rope is about who you are in rope. Besides from a few simple principles of rope friction and basic ways of shaping movement & body you will be given plenty of time for experimentation and fun.Suitable for those comfortable with a one column tie, participants should be prepared to be physically close to their partner.

SEAF2018 Call For Art open December 1 – January 15

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival Announces Open Call for Entries for its 16th Annual Event!

Seattle Erotic Art Festival seeks artists of all mediums who create works that explore sexuality, gender, identity, and social mores for its annual show April 27-29, 2018. Over three days, Seattle Erotic Art Festival will showcase the finest, thought-provoking, contemporary erotic art from around the world.

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival (SEAF) announces its open call for its 16th annual event to be held April 27-29, 2018 in Seattle Center. SEAF is an internationally-recognized celebration of erotic art and performance unlike any other festival or gallery you’ve ever experienced. The three-day event touts some of the finest erotic art in the world. Event planning is underway for the 16th anniversary festivities that will transform the Seattle Center’s historic Exhibition Hall into a lively art festival. Artists, creators and experimenters are invited to propose projects large and small – visual art, exhibitions and installations, as well as burlesque performances, pantomimes, poetry readings, lectures and live music. SEAF proudly celebrates and promotes freedom of sexuality, speech and creativity through the erotic expression of fine art, in a glorious variety of forms.

“Creating erotic art is a form of activism,” says Executive Director Sophia Iannicelli. “When you create art, you are encouraging the world to accept sexuality as a vital element of the human experience. One of my goals is for everyone who attends the Festival to see some aspect of sexuality that they previously didn’t understand; to come away from the Festival with a sense of acceptance, and an understanding that joy is expressed in many different ways.”

Artists interested in submitting their work to the Festival can learn more about SEAF’s submission policies and jury processes here: https://www.seattleerotic.org/artists/. Artists do not need to attend the Festival to be accepted.

Artists and creative teams are asked to submit their visual art, literary art, and merchandise for the Festival Store, and proposals of performance and/or interactive installations online starting noon, December 1, 2017.
Deadline for entries is 11PM, January 15, 2018.

About Seattle Erotic Art Festival (SEAF)
SEAF has been elevating erotic art since its first showing in 2003 as the largest program of the Foundation for sex Positive Culture. SEAF encourages the creation, enjoyment, and purchase of erotic art–sparking conversations to ignite personal and cultural evolutions.

 

Erotic Massage Night – Sunday, November 12th

This Sunday will be the final Erotic Massage Night of the year. The facilitators will be traveling in December and will be unable to host this sensual event next month.

Join your hosts, David and Karla, for a delightful evening of sensual touch in the lush atmosphere of Club Sapphire. Doors open at 5pm. Please arrive promptly, as doors will be closed at 5:45pm so the space can be set. Admission is only sold at the door. $20 each, cash only.

You can read more about Erotic Massage Night here.