Welp, it’s taken me over a month to sit down and write about this years Nuit des Cordes (NdC). It has mostly been because of my new job, which is as taxing as it is fulfilling, resulting in my spiral into debauchery every night after work.
All those excuses aside, here I am!
So this was my third NdC, and as always I was honored to be permitted to participate again, it’s always a great trip and seeing some of the friends that I have in Montreal is always joyous.
9:45pm with CutieTie
11:15pm with CutieTie
1:45am with Misticwonder
However Misticwonder wasn’t feeling well and had to back out, so I performed thrice with CutieTie.
(Above photos by DameTreck)
Our first session was involving a bamboo hard point, something that I hadn’t really used before and quit enjoyed. For this session we stuck mostly to partial suspensions, but went through some of my favorite ones. The audience seemed t quite like it, and the photographers were all over us (most of our photos of the night ere from that session).
This session also started off with one of my favorite songs to tie too, so that gave the whole thing a bit more bravado.
(above photos by aguacate)
Our second session involved more partial suspensions and a lovely inversion.
At the same time, there was someone next to us that was fully inverted and playing the violin!
(above photos by neo70)
By our third performance, we were starting to get burnt out and I was becoming reluctant to do anything redundant, as such my creativity started to dwindle by then.
Finally, we concluded the night by watching the remaining performances, which is always lovely. Sadly this is the last NdC as the hosts announced that they will be retiring from running this annual event. We lsot the Morpheus Bondage Extravaganza last year as well, so here’s to hoping that some awesome folks with rise up and host more of these exhibitions!
It is also a point of interest that this night on March 3rd, 2016, Yukimura Haruki a well known rope artist, known for his seemingly simple yet profound caressing style (aibunawa; 愛撫縄), had passed away. As such, the majority of my effort this night were an expression of my understanding and grasp of Yukimura’s style of bondage (though I know exceedingly little about it).
(above photos by SilverMaz)
(above photos by SirMasterMarc)
(above photos by KnotNice)