Weekend Rope Intensive with Murphy Blue
Location: Providence RI (exact address provided after purchase)
Dates: July 11/12, 10 am - 5 pm
Pricing: COUPLES, Two (2) Persons: $180.00 | TRIADS, Three (3) Persons: $220.00 Lunch, snacks, and soda included for each person
Preregister at NELA Sales | Space is limited!
This 2-day intensive will give the intermediate rigger a small-group, intensive learning opportunity with Murphy Blue, one of America's most experienced riggers. He'll be supporting each couple or triad to find the best ways to use what you already know, and customize your ties to meet your vision and ideas. By looking at each other's styles, you'll be guided to develop your own style, while improving your skills in modifying ties, working with dynamic transitions in suspension, and taking both you and your rope bottom(s) to new heights.Participant experience level is 1-3 years tying, experience with rope suspensions for 1-3 years
This two-day intensive really isn’t for folks who have been tying for less than one year, but if you have any questions, please contact the Programming Director
Day 1 - Saturday
Part 1: “TK Tune-up”:The Tie known as the Takata-Kote (TK) is is the highly recognizable centerpiece to modern Japanese inspired rope bondage. And there are as many versions as there are rope artists in the world. We'll be looking at the TK and how to modify it to suit your vision for your suspensions, as well as to match the needs of your rope bottom. The class will learn the origins of this tie, as well as the differences each person puts in their version and their reasons. Students will then be able to, after talking with their partner, attempt to make changes in the tie's form to help both people reach their goal in the tie.
Part 2: “Suspension Improvements”
Many of us lean suspension basics, and then go off on our own to improve at them. This portion of the day is about looking at ways to improve your suspensions and transitions to make them faster and more fluid. You'll be working on improving basic suspension skills to build on what you already know and practice. We will go through theory - crafting a tie before the ropes ever go on to modifying the product mid-tie to find a happy medium. This part will be a bit draining, particularly for bottoms.
Day 2 - Sunday
Part 1: “Bondage Storytelling”
On Day 2 we'll be moving from the functional aspects of tying to the creative and dynamic where each team will be telling their 'story' through rope. We’ll take time to reflect on the stories we’d like to tell through our rope, including time talking it through with our partner(s), visioning, imagining, assessing, planning from the functional aspects and transitions to the creative expression of our stories. We’ll break up into groups of 3-4 teams and present to each other. This can be seen as a developing performance piece, or something that you are creating just for you and your partner(s)
Part 2: Review and Bonus
We will review what we have learned from the weekend, as well as pass on any extra tie patterns and ideas that when think would benefit the class as well as answer questions.
About our presenter:
Always prepared with a smile, a joke, and a length of rope, Murphy Blue has been bringing his kink knowledge and signature style wherever he could since the turn of the century. A self-claimed "American Rigger", Murphy tries to focus not just on the *hows* of tying, but the frequently forgotten *whys*. The interplay of people and energy through rope and gestures is something that should be passed along, and Murphy does his best to assist with that.
While most well known for his unique rope work, creative performances, bouncy demeanor, and intense love for Transformers, "The Blue" is also a scholar of different kinky skills, a photographer, a writer, a practicing energy worker of multiple traditions, and a pretty darn good dancer. He is on a constant search for more information about the art of Shibari, experience different fetish environments and learn new skills. Murphy travels the country with the lovely ladies of "Team Blue", sharing insight, gaining knowledge, and saving the world, one knot at a time.
There is a tale of him being trapped and his only chance to survive was to suspend multiple women to please a dark council. When asked about this, Murphy only smiles.Preregister here: NELA Sales