Traveling oversees for an event is always something special. Last week's goal was to finalize the workshop content, agree the number of shows and pick the show themes. Furthermore I'm probably going to do my first video shoot in front of the camera.

 

In the workshop I'll be teaching Newaza (floor techniques) in a mixture of Osada and Yukimura style. I'm thinking along the lines of a "messy" Takate Kote Shibari to start with, followed by arm and leg ties to transform it into a strict bondage and fill in the gaps with some additional pattern and torso techniques. This should give the students a good start in this style. I'm curious if teaching those techniques will be any different from teaching the more codified and accurate Akechi Ryu techniques and if there is any difference in the learning experience for the students in LA.

 

We agreed on three shows, that gives us one per day and we will maybe need to jump in with a fourth one if need be. That means that we'll travel with a lot of luggage :) We'll bring gear for White, Broken Heart and Cat Wash and some extra just in case. White is pretty popular as it seems, the organizer specifically requested it. I have to admit that I love this on too! I mean I love all my shows but this one is really something special in theme, technique and music.

 

We'll need to change the Broken Heart to fit one curtain. Usually it is a story that's requiring two riggers and takes about 40 minutes to tell but for LA we change the story line to fit the usual timeframe of an event's show.



Posted: 2009-01-16 19:52:01

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