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Datong District

Opening Series: [Night- Performance / Rope Jam] —Nocturne— Signup EN

Cats Downstairs 3.0's first performance for the public. May Forest, Feather, and Soa will each bring on a 40-60-minute performance as the celebration for Cats Downstairs. After the show, you're welcome to stay for the following rope jam, enjoy some ropes, and chit-chat with new & old friends. BYOR!

Opening Series: [Night- Performance / Rope Jam] —Nocturne—  Signup EN
Opening Series: [Night- Performance / Rope Jam] —Nocturne—  Signup EN

Time & Location 時間 & 地點

2024年4月14日 下午6:20 – 下午11:30

Datong District, Section 3, Chengde Rd, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan

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This event is the grand opening ceremony of Cats Downstairs Rope Salon.  Our organization was founded in 2018 and has always been a space dedicated to practicing Shibari. The salon has gone through changes since 2021, moving from Ximen to Wanhua. This year, after a lot of planning, development, and preparation, Cats Downstairs is moving to a new studio near the MRT-Yuanshan Station to create a multicultural, gender-friendly, and feminine-centered rope studio. The new studio will be decorated in a simple and cozy style, with many suspension points. Besides the large indoor space, Catdownstairs is also equipped with a spacious rooftop where you can feel the breeze or play with cats living nearby. The Grand Opening Ceremony will have 2 parts, the [Afternoon Site Tour] and the [NightPerformance / Rope Jam] session.

You are currently signing up for the [NightPerformance / Rope Jam] - sign up is all the way down the page;

the [Afternoon —Site Tour] is free of charge but you should still sign up using this link instead.

[Night—Performance / Rope Jam] 

Nocturne 夜想— will be Cats Downstairs 3.0's first performance for the public. Renowned riggers May Forest, Feather, and Soa will each bring on a 40-60-minute performance as the celebration for Cats Downstairs. After the show, you're welcome to stay for the following rope jam, enjoy some ropes, and chit-chat with new and old friends. BYORRRRRRRRRRROOpes! Bring your own ropes la :D

Ways to Attend

The performance is a PAID session. Anyone wishing to watch the performance must sign up and pay for their ticket. Once the staff confirms your payment, a confirmation email will be sent to the address you provide. ONLY the participants who receive the confirmation email are allowed to watch the performance.

  • Early Bird— Participants who pay the entrance fee by wire transfer prior to the event date (~4/13 Sat 23:59) enjoy a discounted price of NTD 1,000.
  • Sign up, pay cash—Participants who fill in the sign-up sheet (~4/13 Sat 23:59) but decide to pay on-site will pay the regular price of NTD 1,300.
  • We do not accept sign-ups on 4/14
  • Last minute— Participants who decide at the last minute (those who didn't sign up) will pay NTD 1,500 at the door.

Schedule

*CHANGE OF SCHEDULE; organizers reserve the rights to make changes on the day*

18:20 - Doors open

18:50 - 19:00 Organizers' speech

19:00 - 19:40 Performance by May Forest & Melon

19:40 - 19:50 Short break

19:50 - 20:50 Performance by Feather & Rainy

20:50 - 21:00 Short break

21:00 - 22:00 Performance by Soa & Ning

22:00 - 23:30 Rope Jam

Performers of the Evening

May Forest

May has been tying since 2020. A shibari session with Soa profoundly moved her and inspired her to develop her own style. Since then, Shibari has become her way of touching and communicating with people. May pictures the session as an exploration of the unchartered territory together with her rope partners. In her sessions, she likes to enhance the sensory experience by applying natural herbal oil for scent. May prides herself on connecting with the hearts of her partners through rope. To May, her rope provides a unique experience that connects people's hearts. Every session is a one-of-a-kind journey.

【Past Performances】

2024 - 拾紫繪 Opening Performance

2023 - 華山簡單生活節

2023 - 舞動繩姬 

2022 - 舞動繩姬 (皮卡皮與海奧華的探險)

2022 - 縛室匯叢生 

Feather & Rainy

Feather started learning how to tie in 2017 under Maya. Since then, Feather has expanded her skills through rigorous practice and workshops. As an experimentalist, Feather holds a strong curiosity in expanding her horizons through experimenting with techniques and exchanging ideas with other riggers. Philosophically, Feather cherishes the unique bond between a rigger and a rope bottom. She strives to explore the possibilities ropes can offer someone in a safe and pleasurable manner. She's been invited to be a lecturer (specializing in Shibari) of the BDSM Club at the National Taiwan University and of the Sex & Gender Club at the National Taiwan Normal University.

Rainy: A pervert.

Soa

Soa is a professional rigger, S/M practitioner, performer, and activist promoting safer BDSM activities, with a strong focus on various gender issues. As a professional rigger, Soa has directed and performed in more than 50 Shibari shows since 2016. His extensive background in Shibari has earned him numerous invitations to host S/M-related speeches, workshops, and work as a Shibari director for visual/audio multimedia projects. Over the years, Soa has developed his own system/style of Shibari, and he is the director/producer/host of the "狂繩夜宴" performance series. In addition to traditional Shibari, Soa collaborates with various subcultures and serves as the keyboard player and rigger for the band Kichiku Girls. Currently, Soa regularly performs Shibari in bars and teaches Shibari courses in Taipei, Taichung, and Tainan.

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