Shibari Seance

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Friday Nov 26
Shibari Seance

Tickets are inclusive of bubbles, wines & spirits. 

We are graced with the sacred presence of world famous Shibari artist Marie Sauvage. Globally renowned and insta-famous she has brought femininity and glamour to this ancient form of rope bondage. Exclusively to Skirt Club she will perform by entwining two women together at our ultra private event located at a Chelsea apartment. Ropes provided by Figure of A. This event is especially curated for rope enthusiasts.

An evening you’ll never forget…
(in the words of Marie Sauvage)

My ephemeral rope weaving brings a sense of the mystical in the room. My movements are as delicate as the silks, lingerie and heels adorning me and my muses. My style of shibari is a  sheer spectacle of feminine radiance. My muse is sculpted gracefully by my ropes, as I transform their body into an striking tableau. The contrast of my gentle touch mixed with the intensity of rope suspension is what makes this performance particularly moving, leaving spectators with a lingering emotion, as if they had all been touched by the same tenderness while dangerously defying gravity, held by a few strategically placed cords.     

When one is watching shibari, they are witnessing an act of extreme attentiveness in part of the rigger, coupled with the complete trust from the muse; she is certain she is in safe hands. This is the aspect that keeps the audience with bated breath; the tension of risk in the air, the swiftness of the hands, the unspoken communication between two parties. After the show, I take great pleasure in tying guests, because I love knowing many people have left the room feeling changed forever. 

STORY OF SHIBARI
 
In Japanese the word ‘shibari’ simply means ‘to tie’, but the contemporary meaning of the word describes an artistic form of Japanese rope bondage. Originating from the ancient martial art, Hojojutsu, and the work of turn of the century artist, Seiu Ito, Shibari was popularised in 1950s Japanese erotic magazines. It has now grown to become an aesthetic bondage form practised across the world, also described as Kinbaku.
 
Traditionally, 8m lengths of natural fibre rope are used to create geometric patterns that contrast beautifully with the human body’s natural curves. The experience is always a collaboration between the rigger and the model - the outcomes of which can explore notions of visual beauty, sexuality, power exchange, relaxation and challenges of the body.

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ABOUT OUR PERFORMER MARIE SAUVAGE

Marie Sauvage studied art at Parsons Paris School of Art & Design. It was there she realized a fascination with the beauty of the human form in her live drawing classes. Shibari, an erotic, aesthetic practice that transforms and sculpts the contours of the body with rope, became a natural progression in expressing her appreciation.

She began her rope practice in 2017 when she met Shibari master Hajime Kinoko at his art installation at Burning Man. He invited her to move to Tokyo to work with him at his studio, and since then, she has traveled alongside Kinoko and on her own, giving performances and installing gallery exhibits worldwide..

Marie Sauvage is one of the few women who publicly performs Shibari, a Japanese art form that has been predominantly practiced by men. Her feminine approach has given the art of tying a fresh perspective, making rope feel more approachable to a wider audience, especially a female audience.  Her tying has subverted the cultural norms around rope, garnering the curiosity of people beyond the world of fetishism.

Instead of adhering to the predominant themes surrounding SM culture, she emphasizes the sensual exploration of rope as a catalytic device. In Marie’s world, there is rarely a dominant or submissive. The rigger and muse are equal participants, in a utopian space where mutual trust and vulnerability yield beautiful results. Marie does not rehearse her Shibari, lending each performance her authentic, signature flair. Her partners are often friends she invites into her rope play, and the audience participates as active voyeurs, witness to the polarizing power of their intimate universe.

For Marie, shibari is a celebration of this intimacy. By reveling in the eroticized human body, the elegant lines of rope defy the pull of gravity, transcending both muse and audience to a realized freedom. One is left spellbound in the perfume of Marie’s performance.”

Read about Marie: Purple Magazine, Pollock Fine Art, Nasty Magazine, Numero. Visit her website


ABOUT OUR HOST 'FIGURE OF A'
 
‘Figure of A’ is an accessories brand inspired by Japanese rope bondage - Shibari, designed by rope artist and fashion designer, Anna Kii.
 
After practising rope bondage for several years, Anna had the idea of applying the traditional patterns used for binding the body to the design of clothes and accessories, where rope has both a functional and decorative purpose. 
 
Edgy, architectural, feminine and body-aware, ‘Figure of A’ pieces function equally well as part of your everyday styling as they do as part of a fetish-heavy ensemble. It is Anna’s hope that her product’s wearability and contemporary aesthetic will help lift Shibari from the underground, recontextualising the artform in the public’s imagination as the aesthetic, sensual and consensual practise it truly is. 
 
The product range includes chokers, cuffs, handbags and other wearable body pieces, all handmade from top quality leather and custom made poly/cotton ropes. The Figure of A collection will be available and on display at the event with opportunity for a personal fitting.

Anna Kii is a rope artist and fashion designer based in London. As a Rigger, she develops a gentle relationship between herself and the people she ties sensually and slowly, playing with the senses and creating beautiful shapes to mesmerise both the model and the audience. 

Entry

Tickets are £80 - £110, inclusive of performance, open bar, interactive Shibari with Marie and opportunity for play. Tickets are extremely limited to only 30 places in order to ensure an intimate ambience. 

Interested a private session with Marie? Book here. 

Skirt Club parties are for members only; our vetted guest list will be closed to ensure maximum discretion for all attendees. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Strictly no photography allowed.

Entry is subject to negative lateral flow test taken same day as the event. Due to the delta variant, we are asking you to take a test even if you are vaccinated. We will ask to see proof on entry, the quickest and easiest method being to scan your NHS app.

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Location

A private apartment on Sloane Square. 

Timings

9pm - 2am
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Dress Code

Bound by beauty. Check out Figure of A accessories on the Skirt Club boutique. 

The Skirt Club Experience

Skirt Club promotes glamour; cocktails, champagne, seductive performances and…much more. Away from the desires of men, Skirt Club parties are designed for women by women to facilitate one night of consensual experimentation – no consequences, no questions, no expectations. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Members or consult our FAQ & Club Etiquette page for finer detail.

Experience Uninhibited Living,

Bisous,
Seren & Anna

Tickets are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see our Etiquette Guide and Event Policy prior to purchasing a ticket.

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