My name is Sammy, and PrometheusV is the nickname I use online. My latest work is focused on precise and technically complex ties, and intense emotional communication, with some elements of teasing and objectification. Heavily influenced by Nawashi Kanna (縄師神凪), my semenawa includes intricate patterns to completely immobilise the person I’m tying, but passion also plays a very important role. I use rope to tie my partner and submerge them into my own feelings, forcing them to share the emotions with me, thus creating a powerful vehicle for the scene. Torture elements I use include toe and positional torture, breath-play and impact.
I learned about Shibari in the summer of 2013, when someone introduced me to EbiMcKnotty. I quickly started to learn on my own, taking a few classes with her. Soon after, I went to my first rope event in Toronto and ending up doing a workshop with Otonawa. That is when I knew rope would become something important for me. Ebi was kind enough to organise multiple workshops with Osaka Dan, from who I learned suspension, and most importantly self-criticism.
In 2014, I met the three riggers who have influenced me the most, at Shibaricon: Pedro, Barkas and Nawashi Kanna. Since that first day I met Kanna, I knew I would want to have her as my sensei. Pedro has been a very big help in my learning and understanding of the complex technicalities of Shibari, while Barkas has opened the door to being vulnerable when I tie, as well as organising my first trip to Japan.
In October 2016, I opened my own studio to practice, teach and share my passion in Montreal. Since then, I have been working on improving my technique and approach to Kinbaku, and on my way of teaching. It is only the beginning, but what a great adventure it has been already!
If you want me to come to your location, I am available for travel. Whether you'd like me to teach or perform at a convention, or instruct at an intensive class in your city, I am always very happy to meet with people in different communities to share the things I've learned and developed.
Please consult my Class List to see some of the techniques and theory I can teach.
If you live in Montreal and want a more personal approach to learning rope, or need tips on specific aspects of your rope technique, private tuition is another option available for you.
For people from outside of the greater Montreal area, I offer the possibility to travel here for a few days, and have an intensive private learning experience with me. With this option, I provide lodging, food and time together. We can do up to four hours of private tuition every day, as well as have conversations about rope, inspirations and learning experiences.
If you are in the Montreal area, you can learn the basics of Japanese style rope bondage during the weekly group classes. You can learn everything from your first tie to intense suspensions! The classes run on a drop-in basis and there is no need to register in advance; just show up and start learning right away!
This weekly class is aimed for beginners; both for people who have never tried rope in their lives or those who want to perfect their basic skills before starting suspensions. In level 1 you will learn basic techniques, harnesses and rope handling, while being introduced to many tools to start enjoying kinbaku right away. Even if you are a more advanced rigger, these classes might give you a new perspective on basic ties.
After mastering the basics, you can graduate to level 2 classes to learn more advanced harnesses and simple suspensions. After having gained confidence in your suspension skills, level 3 classes will teach you more dangerous ties and astonishing suspensions!
If you want to experience rope yourself, to see what a suspension feels like, or if you want to take part in a unique and intense kinbaku scene, you can schedule a private rope session with me. They can include rope, impact play, waxplay, breathplay, etc.
If you have a photo or video shoot and want to add some rope to it, whether that means decorative patterns or intense emotional suspensions, I would love to collaborate with you. I enjoy working with other artists to create powerful moments to capture and share.
If you want to spice up your event with some shibari, I am available to perform live at any type of event. My past experiences include doing rope at circus shows, private parties, BDSM events, etc.
The classes, private tuition and sessions are held at Tension, a splendid zen loft located in the St-Henri neighborhood, in Montréal. For more details on the services and events offered there, please visit Tension's website.
If you have any other question, crazy idea, or thing you want to share with me, or if you would like to discuss possible scheduling of any other service, contact me via email with your inquiries.
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