Friday, December 4 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm

WEBINAR: Baby's First Suspension Sequence with Lief Bound and Icarus

Note: This will be a live, online class offered through Zoom. To participate, you will need to download the free, basic version of the Zoom app before the class! Zoom info will be sent to all registered attendees one hour before the class.

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Everyone's gotta start somewhere. When it comes to suspension, there is no better place to start than the basics. This class is designed for the tying pair who knows stable, loadbearing harnesses and is ready to do something about them. In this class we will talk about general concerns when it comes to suspension, how to negotiate a rope scene, setting up points, and what gear is needed. Then we will learn a suspension sequence that incorporates many basic suspension skills and includes a few transitions so you can take home and practice, build off of and grow! Baby's first suspension is a great place to start and you will walk away knowing what to do for Baby's second suspension.

Kind of Class: Suspension, hands on
Skill Level: intermediate
Prerequisites: non-collapsing single column ties and structural body harnesses both hips and chest harnesses required.

Materials needed:
Rope - 8 to 12 hanks of jute or hemp. All suspension gear needed to create a point and uplines including suspension ring, climbing straps, and carabiners.
Cutting Tool - Make sure you bring a cutting tool for safety. We will be checking at the beginning of class to make sure everyone has one. If you do not have a cutting tool, you will not be able to participate in the exercises. DO NOT COME TO CLASS WITHOUT THIS.

PRESENTER:

Lief Bound and Icarus are young, queer, rope performance artists currently residing in Los Angeles, California. Lief Bound is a rope switch who found their love of rope six years ago in the Boston scene. Icarus is a switchy pain enthusiast who started their rope bottoming exploration six years ago and is most passionate about incorporating their career in social justice into their kink education. Lief and Icarus have had the privilege of teaching at Vox Body, Snowbound, and Tethered Together(cancelled due to COVID) as well as locally in LA. They are most passionate about using multi-media process art to share their vision with the world and push the boundaries of what defines rope.
Insta: @lief.bound , @hedonist_queer.
Twitter: @liefbound
Fet: @lief , @hedonist_queer

TICKETING:

Tickets: $15 - $35 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets until one hour prior to the event.

www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4832217

ACCESS:

Zoom does not provide closed captioning, however, we recommend the Live Transcribe App. It is free, easy to use, and works well with virtual events.

Please note: This will be a live, online class offered through Zoom. To participate, you will need to download the free, basic version of the Zoom app before the class!

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