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Stefano Laforgia Los Angeles Instructionals
Bordello of Decadence
Rosemead, CA
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Stefano Laforgia is an Italian Rigger and BDSM educator. He started his journey in BDSM at early age, but lived it mainly in private until he moved in Rome in 2000, where he became an active member of the BDSM local community.

In 2005 he quits his office job and decide to live his lifestyle in a public way when he founded Alcova, the first fetish/BDSM shop in Rome. Since then he has worked on various projects, both in Italy and around the world: he was the first to organize bondage classes in Rome and helped the whole community grow and take shape,
organized play parties and took part in BDSM themed workshops and conferences.

His approach to shibari has shifted with time especially since 2008, when he started visiting Japan and met some of the best Japanese kinbakushi during their shows, making acquaintances with some of them, including Kinoko Hajime, that Stefano invited to come and perform in Europe for the first time, so that others could see a different approach to shibari.

Stefano was so fascinated about Japanese bondage that started to share his views about it with others Italian and international riggers during various events in the following years, contributing to the genesis of a new trend that emphasizes the connection and interaction between the rigger and the bottom, rather than just the "circus" performance or the static pictures with the model in pose. This process clearly shows in the type of ties he uses and through his pictures where the rigger become more and more an active part of the image, a whole with the model, as it's the best way for Stefano to show the connection, the erotic tension and the power exchange between him and the bottom.

In 2011 he founded the first School of Japanese Bondage in Italy, entitled to "Itoh Seiyu" and organized "LegARTI", the first event in Italy, entirely dedicated to Japanese bondage. After all this time he is still having a great time teaching, performing, sharing knowledge and, most of all, tying and having fun with his play partners.

The Devil's Mask Society is proud to have Stefano Laforgia instruct four classes, appropriate for all levels, at Bordello of Decadence:

BASIC FLOOR WORK: 05.03.14 from 1 PM to 3:30 PM PST
Description: Many people underestimate the fun you can have when playing on the floor with the body of another person and some rope. In this workshop we'll start exploring the basics of tying someone up completely in elegant, fast and secure ways.
Skill level: ALL
Duration: 2hrs
What to bring: 6x7-8m (21-24ft) 5-7mm natural fiber ropes, a rubber mat, a towel.

ADVANCED FLOOR WORK: 05.03.14 from 4:30 PM to 7 PM PST
Description: Following what we learned in the basic floor work workshop, we'll now focus on more advanced techniques and ties, introducing also s/m play and psychological and emotional aspects of playing on floor work.
Skill level: Intermediate
Duration: 2hrs
What to bring: 6x7-8m (21-24ft) 5-7mm natural fiber ropes, a rubber mat, a towel.

DOMINATING THE SCENE: 05.04.14 from 1 PM to 3:30 PM PST
Description: Rope is not just for decoration. It digs deep into the flesh and the soul of the person being tied and brings out feelings and emotions that we must learn to convey and control. Taking the lead during a rope scene is something this workshop will focus on.
Skill level: ALL
Duration: 2hrs
What to bring: 3x7-8m (21-24ft) 5-7mm natural fiber ropes, a rubber mat, a towel, safety shears, a blindfold.

MASTERING ROPE: 05.04.14 from 4:30 PM to 7 PM PST.
Description: Tying fast and tying neat. This workshop focuses on exercising and improving body memory in order to achieve better results in the quality and speed of your ties.
Skill level: ALL
Duration: 2hrs
What to bring: 4x7-8m (21-24ft) 5-7mm natural fiber ropes, a rubber mat, a towel.

Class sales are limited to 15 couples to ensure individualized attention.

Please note specific dates and times associated with each class when purchasing tickets. Classes will not be exchanged.
Saturday May 03, 2014 1:00 PM - Sunday May 04, 2014 4:30 PM | $70.00

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Location

Bordello of Decadence (View)
7831 Arroyo Drive
Rosemead, CA 91770
United States


Categories

Arts > Other
Education > Classes
Social > Adult

Minimum Age: 18
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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