// // Authentic Eros // Berlin

Sonata, 2015

There are many parallels between a scene involving BDSM (Bondage & Discipline, Dominance & Submission, Sado-Masochism) and choreographic work. They involve practice, ritual, the relationship of bodies in space, consent (hopefully), reflection, composition, collaboration, and developing awareness around seeing and being seen. Contemporary dance often questions conventional standards of what is beautiful, as does BDSM.

David brings over 20 years of experience working in the fields of contemporary dance, somatic work, and conscious sexuality to this workshop. In it, we will use the energy of that specific group on that specific day to create rituals using what is already present.

All participants will be invited to work at their own pace, and respect for one’s own boundaries and those of others will be a priority. We will co-create a safe container, in which practices like the exchange of power and giving/receiving intense sensations can be transformed into energy and joyfulness.