ABOUT OUR PERFORMER MARIE SAUVAGEMarie 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
. Visit her website