All good things must come.
To an end.
A glorious, celebratory end!
The two co-current Sex & Creativity Classes (one all women, one mixed gender) are having a joint CLASS RECITAL!DATE/TIME: Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7th & 8th at 8pm! (Doors open at 7:30) LOCATION: The Lighbox Kulturhaus – 2027 NE MLK Blvd, Portland OR 97212 (behind Tiny’s Coffee House)
COST: $10, tickets are only available at the door (extremely limited seating!)
We have been meeting and playing and talking and writing for the past 8 weeks. We have explored many aspects of our erotic imaginations. We have spent time plumbing our own erotic depths.
Now, it’s time to share.
This recital is an opportunity for participants in the class to share an aspect of something they’ve discovered about themselves and their sexual persona. This is a chance to be witnessed and seen, not shamed or hidden away. There have been many revelations and transformations throughout this process. Many stories never told, many fantasies half-developed, have been given the warm glow of attention and acceptance. Along side of variety of homework assignments (memorize an erotic poem, make a list of the words you consider taboo, check out Fetlife) we have explored the practice of using masturbation to fuel free-writing (and as a reward for having written!).
The recital is full of personal revelation, alter-egos, songs, poems, monologues and scenes. It’s funny and poignant and fascinating – and there is guaranteed to be a moment you think “me too!“ It’s real people, sharing truly vulnerable parts of what makes them sexual, erotic beings. This is not a *show* like Inviting Desire. The pieces aren’t memorized, there is no choreography. It’s not slick. It’s real. It’s authentic. It’s human.
I hope you can make it. I chose this venue for the intimate nature, so seating is extremely limited (a cozy 50 people, max!). The goal with this class has not been to create a product, but to explore a process. Now, we share a piece of that process with you.
And the Daily Stroke? (the writing/masturbating class assignment) really works! I write SO MUCH more than I used to. Honestly, I don’t know if I’m writing any better, but I’m enjoying it more!
If you’re interested in taking a class like this in the future, please make sure you are on the mailing list!
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Spankings and hugs,
Eleanor O’Brien, Dance Naked Productions artistic director