In this clothes-on workshop, we are going to explore what it is to love ourselves through the medium of touch, specifically self touch. This style of touch can be used as an expression of nurturing.
Orgasmic Yoga is a form of yoga that involves pleasurable, intimate, and transformative practices that individuals, couples, and groups can do while sexually aroused. It is not about complicated steps or awkward poses, but is rather an exploration of the use of breath, movement, sound, touch and intention.
In this workshop we will explore our cat nature. Everybody comes with feline accessories, life furry ears and/or a leopard jacket. For those who wish there will be the chance to perform.
Juliette Dragon is a multidisciplinary artist. She has been a model for Martin Margiela and Jean-Paul Gaultier and danses for music bands all over Europe.
She has learned the circus arts and open-air theatre and specializes in fire. She was trained by Cassavetes's assistant, Kim Massee as an actor’s director.
In 2003, she created the Collectif Surprise Party, a new burlesque cabaret company, regrouping exclusively female dancers, acrobats, singers, comedians, pin-up and other performers that she directs in shows the she produces.
In 2008, she created l’"Ecole des Filles de Joie", which is the first New Burlesque Cabaret School in France. Whatever their age or body, the school teaches artists to use every trick in the book to seduce their audience. The goal of this school is to share professional tips with the students to help them to get rid of their inhibitions and boost their self-confidence by accepting their own bodies. Good times with the girls, to share, laugh, taming their feminity and develop self-assurance: a unique experience where you’ll meet yourself and your body, learn to love it and reveal its seductive powers. Fun and original art-therapy for all, even the shyest.
In 2009, she co-produced the first Paris Burlesque Festival thus federating the entire international scene for the Parisian audience’s pleasure.
By using the term SMassage we engage in a research into how healing & massage practices can take use and inspiration from techniques and methods present in BDSM. The action of consciously applying pain as part of a massage has the potential of releasing deep tensions and old memories stored in the body.
'Male' labor is an experiment of becoming through embodying physical qualities, emotional states and breathing patterns usually accompanying a process of birth. Though anatomically not possible for the so-called male body, I believe that labor is a collective human experience that can connect us to a fundamental life force beyond gender and sexual orientation. For the (hu)man to become whole, embodying the so-called female experience can generate personal liberation, collective healing or simply a smile on the lips :)
While holding forms an integral part of many physical interactions, and while it can, by itself, generate intense emotions and sensations, it is rarely investigated on its own merit. Often we do not actually feel safely held, even though that is what we long for (we can only truly let go when we know that someone will be there to hold us).
Fighting is energetic, dynamic, honest, and liberating. Play fighting retains all that but without the destructive aspects of fighting. And adds fun and joy. You get an idea of what play fights are about, if you think of puppies fighting playfully. So it’s not about winning or losing, about fighting against each other, it’s about frolicking around, having fun with each other. It means laughing a lot and can be wonderfully wild.