Winnipeg Shibari Theatre Company (2014 Winnipeg Fringe “340ft”) returns with “340ft up close”, a candid look at what consenting adults do with rope in the dungeons and bedrooms for practice, fun, communication and fulfillment. Wall to wall, or rather, floor to beam shibari – rope-tying action; an extravaganza of rope.
In a free flowing, jam-like session, members of the cast use rope, in a fully consensual context, to tie, suspend and otherwise restrain each other for fun, sensual and sometimes erotic contact.
There is more to tying people than tying parcels.
We have received several requests about the music used in 340ft, so we will be posting our playlist at the end of the festival for everyone to see. Thank you again for your wonderful feedback!
1) Rakim – Dead Can Dance
2) Juno reactor Feat. Gocoo – Teahouse (Matrix Sound Track)
3) Brent Lewis – Mr. Mahalo Head
4) The Yoshida Brothers – Cherry Blossoms in Winter (Chopped)
5) Fringe Intro
1) Couple Arrives Sound effects
2) Bach – Prelude No.1 in C Major (Glenn Gould)
3) Bach – Fugue No. 1 in C major
4) Brent Lewis – Drum Sex
1) Secretary in Peril sound effects
2) The Price is Right – Bob’s Last Showcase showdown
3) Woke up this morning theme from The Sopranos
4) Theme from Get Smart
5) Chopped and extended music from “Pay the Rent”
1) 2 Cellos – We Found Love
2) 2 Cellos – Smells Like Teen Spirit
3) 2 Cellos – Orient Express
1) The Yoshida Brothers – Cherry Blossoms in Winter (Full)
2) Juno Reactor – Pistolero (Bombay Dub Orchestra Mix)
1) 2 Cellos – Every Breath you Take
2) 2 Cellos – Viva la Vida
3) Apocalyptica – Nothing Else Matters
4) 2 Cellos – Use Somebody
Thank you Winnipeg! Your interest and support has lead us to be the Patron’s Pick at the 2014 Fringe Festival for Venue 11. This means we get one extra performance on Sunday, July 27 at 12:00 noon. See you there!
… of the Winnipeg Free Press News Cafe this Monday for lunch. Martin and Stephanie will be down at the cafe for an interview and excerpt from our Fringe Festival Production, 340 ft.
Please be aware that some of our posters and handbills have an inaccurate day of the week listed: Our last performance is on Saturday, July 26 at 8:45 p.m. We apologize for the confusion. The Fringe guide is correct.
Our opening performance was reviewed by the Winnipeg Free Press and we scored 4 out of 5 stars!
“… it’s safe to say there probably has never been anything quite like this at the fringe. It could make a fun show for a date (or knot)” — Rob Williams
We were also reviewed by the CBC, who said “Some of the feats are quite impressive, and the knots are truly beautiful.” They also fairly pointed out some sight-line issues. We have modified our stage positions for the remaining shows to address some of the line-of-site issues with the venue format, but unfortunately, there will still be some seats with obscured views on the side. Get there early to get the good spots!
Here we are. Time goes by fast, the first performance is in less than two months!
Performance Schedule has been announced; We will be performing in Venue 11, Red River College; a perfect small and intimate, the audience will have a perfect and very close view of us!
Here it is:
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – 9:45 PM
Friday, July 18, 2014 – 5:15 PM
Sunday, July 20, 2014 – 3:45 PM
Monday, July 21, 2014 – 5:15 PM
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 – 7:00 PM
Thursday, July 24, 2014 – 1:45 PM (tickets are 2-for-1)
Saturday, July 26, 2014 – 8:45 PM
We are happy for the publicity of being on the local TV station, but it was pointed out they spelled shibari as “Winnipeg ShAbari Theatre Company”. Perhaps this post will help Google still find us 🙂
… was awesome, what a fun weekend! Met lots of great people, performing on stage was exhilarating, the audience gave us so much energy! This was a nice slice of what’s to come in the show. We even made the local six o’clock news! Thank you everyone who made this happen and everyone who was able to visit us at our booth.
“340ft” trailer is here!.
Come see us at Winnipeg’s Taboo, Naughty but Nice Show at the Winnipeg’s Convention Centre, March 21-23. We will be performing a shorter piece “340ft – the Prelude”. Check Taboo’s website for performance schedule and come see us in booth 207!