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Fuoco Bottoming Intensive

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House DeGiotto

21603 Manitou Falls Lane

Katy, TX 77449

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Schedule:

Saturday, July 1st

  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Your Body in Rope
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Lunch Break
  • 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Your Body in Rope (Cont’d)
  • 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - A Study in Inversions

Sunday, July 2nd

  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Being A Responsible Rope Bottom
  • 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM - Lunch Break
  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Being A Responsible Rope Bottom (Cont'd)




Class Descriptions & Prerequisites:

Your Body in Rope

Tops and bottoms are quick to say that body awareness is a highly desirable quality in a rope bottom. But what is body awareness? How do we cultivate body awareness as a skill? And how does it inform our rope bottoming? This day will be a day of getting in touch with our bodies to better understand how they work in rope. The day will include of a discussion on what it means to be a "body aware bottom" followed by a number of exercises designed to help you evaluate and cultivate your own body awareness. There will also be a great deal of instruction on how to stretch and strengthen the parts of our bodies we use most as rope bottoms: shoulders, back, and hips. We'll move, stretch, maybe sweat, and will definitely feel real good at the end of the day.

All levels of strength & flexibility welcome. Bottoms and Riggers are welcome


A Study in Inversions

In this class, we will focus on different hip harnesses and futomomos. We will discuss how to decide which harnesses to use, how to attach to those harnesses, and how that will affect the shape of your suspension. Bottoms and tops will be encouraged to test out various harnesses and attachment points to discover what works best for them.

Prerequisites:

  • Riggers - locked-off suspension lines
  • Bottoms - experience with partial or full suspensions


Being a Responsible Bottom

This is a day of hands on bottoming education. The first part of the day will consist of a discussion on what it means to be responsible for yourself in your scenes. Is injury in rope inevitable? What actions can you take to mitigate injury, and what decisions do you make that make you more susceptible to injury? We'll examine how to evaluate a rigger's skill and how to navigate rope scenes accordingly to mitigate risk.

The second part of the day is bottoming lab time. Cause lab time isn't just for riggers! This day is about creating time and space for bottoms to explore their likes, dislikes, and limits. Fuoco will suggest and demonstrate a suspension sequence designed to cover some of the more challenging aspects of bottoming, and will discuss how she and others manage different sorts of positional stress and pain. Bottoms will be able to try the sequence in a safe, controlled environment.

Prerequisites:

  • Riggers - locked-off suspension lines & suspension worthy TK and futomomo
  • Bottoms - experience with partial or full suspensions


*Attendees who do NOT meet the above prerequisites will be asked to observe during the suspension portion of each class.*



What to Bring:

  • Comfortable clothes you can move freely in

  • Water bottle

  • Blanket or yoga mat

  • Snacks to keep your energy up through the day

  • Cash for lunch

  • Carabiners, rope

  • Pen and paper for notes

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House DeGiotto

21603 Manitou Falls Lane

Katy, TX 77449

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