de febrero de 2019
BD es uno de los grandes atadores más famosos del shibari,
kinbaku y bondage en Italia. Sus viajes, sus performances, shows
y su participación en eventos por toda Europa y Asia le han
dado también mucha fama en el panorama internacional, y tiene
mucha experiencia después de décadas dedicándose
al mundo de las cuerdas.
le hemos hecho una entrevista en la que nos explica cómo
está el shibari y el bondage en Italia, nos explica qué
es kinbaku, nos habla de sus Dojos y sus escuelas donde enseña
kinbaku y shibari cada semana y cada mes, nos habla de su faceta
de escritor, y muchos otros detalles en una entrevista muy interesante
para leer, aprender y conocer mucho mejor el shibari, el bondage,
el kinbaku, y sus profesionales.
entrevista original fue en inglés, y tambien hemos publicado
la entrevista con traducción al español.
are one of the great Riggers and bondage performers in Italy, and
also in Europe. How did you get into bondage?.
fulfill the desire of a girl, I was only 19 years old. She ask me
to be bound and dominated, I learned how to do it, alone, to play
with her. Our relationship end after a couple of years, but my love
for ropes had just begun.
I had studied only using photos from paper magazine and bookd, and
imagination, my first contact with another rigger was 10 years later.
2010 I go to the first international meeting in London, a Shibari
festival organized by Esinem, I see for first time japanese nawashi
on stage, and was a new love.
In 2014 I heard about Yukimura Sensei, and meeting him was the most
important event in the last part of my life. I learn from him the
way to deal with emotion and pleasure through ropes.
make me a better rigger and a more confident lover.
are qualified instructor Yukimura Ryuu school, but for newbies,
fans, and people, what is Kinbakushi? What is Yukimura-Ryuu Certified
is the definition of rigger in Japanese, is the title in use among
shibari lovers. A kinbakushi is a person who made kinbaku, as they
define who binds with the ropess. In Japan, Shibari and Kinbaku
are used mutually to name the art of being bound.
In 2016, Haruki Yukimura Sensei decides to make me an official style
teacher, Yukimura Style. A unique way to tie, a style of Aibunawa,
the rope that caresses. A style that uses the rope to give emotions,
arouse the partner and bring to the orgasm. There are only 14 Yukimura
instructors in the world, I am proudly one of them, so I could teach.
You never understand how much emotions are hidden in a shibari tie,
Aibunawa is totaly a different approach.
Yukimura Sensei and learning from him give me a completly different
approach to the ropes, when I start to be his student I recognize
that his perfect for me, like if I found my place in the shibari
world. We spoke the same languages.
long have you been doing bondage and shibari?.
Next year I will reach 30 years of career, but I prefer to divide
my professional life into two. The first 14 years were as an amateur,
a disordered path and self-taught. The second 15 years is my professional
career, in 2004 I started teaching and doing show, working as an
animator at a fetish and sadomaso party.
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- MaestroBD and Iryna Tymchak
the last 6 years it has become my only job as well as my biggest
passion, completely committed to learning and showing my shibari
shows all over the world.
is for you bondage? It's emotion? Fantasy? Passion?.
concept of Bondage can be defined with Connection. A line of communication
between me and the bunny, that is the person in my ropes.
allows me to create Emotion and Passion, Pain and Pleasure. These
are the fantasies that lie in my bunny mind, building a place where
you can stay and disconnect from the real world, enjoying the experience.
ropes in my hands can be kind or cruel, fast or slow, erotic or
sensual I use them to give the desired emotion at that time.
is building trust and using it to give emotion.
bondage start from mind, go through hands and reach the inner part
of your soul. Is using your desire to build pleasure.
bondage, what do you do? What's your job? Or your work of Artist
Bondage full time?.
It's my full work. I run a Bondage School, the Shibari Dojo with
seven mounlty appointments, in different city in Italy (Roma, Pavia,
Milano, Torino, Napoli, Treviso and Bologna), and I often do workshop
all over the world. I'm conctated by local organizations run them
in their cities, or invited to partecipate at festival like Boundcon
or BoFeWo, and organizing some festival in italy like "Live Positive".
I'm also a writer, i have published a manual of Shibari in Italian
and English, and collection of short story.
In the last two years I have also produced some shibari videos throught
producing erotic clips and photos.
So, working with Shibari and BDSM, I live of my passion. I could
travel the world meeting peoples and fans. All my life is built
around this passion, I build a dojo in my house, all my friend are
kinkster and my partners are aware of all this.
My partners works with me: Lucio is a good rigger and also a teacher
of my Shibari Dojo, Marlene is a Bunny and a shibari's model, and
Jadir is both a model that my German contact.
would love to know the Shibari culture in Italy. Tell me about the
Shibari culture in Italy. Are there many people, Artists, models,
etc, in Italy?.
The Bondage scene is growing, there is several artists and teachers,
a lot of people start doing shibari in a safe and aesthetic way.
People recognize that is a sexual argument, but with a artistic
twist, like tango.
there is a lot of Bondage event, like Nawakai or Peer Rope for amateurs,
and show and festival for professional.
In this period you could find people in quite all big city in North
and Center Italy, and in few cities in the south.
still underculture, but is really growing.
- Lucio Pat foster
the Bondage culture in Italy, does culture move forward or backward?.
culture is going forward, we are going out from the "only porn"
behaviour in a consciousness of "sex positive". Shibari is considered
now a for of art, sexual and sensual, but a emotional exchange between
is a lot of occasion to speak non only about tecnique but also about
safety, emotion and artistic. Like workshop of Shibari Photografy
and Safety. So we are building a culture, step by step.
have created the Shibari Dojo in Rome and Pavia, where you teaches
Bondage weekly. What is the max. number of people? What do you teach
in your workshops?.
Pavia Shibari Dojo is the most intimate of all, I could teach to
three couples at max. All other Dojo are bigger and I will often
have more the 12 couples at ones.
Shibari dojo is the first open, and still running with two lesson
montly and weekly peer rope.
class are multilevel, so each student could learn at his speed,
learning to build his personal style and fulfill his goals.
start each lesson with a Safety class for newbie and newcomers,
is mandatory for all my student. After we divide the students in
different group by level and start teaching tecniques.
The last part of lesson is centered on theory and emotional works.
I also keep private lesson for who want learn alone in a 1to1 basis
with me, and this work more for particular argument like sexual
tying or Yukimura Ryu lessons.
What are the rules of your events and your worshops?.
I am 45 years old, I am able to speak about the evolution. Before
2004, bondage was underground and it was Safety first. All people
have to think about it's own safety and of the bunny, all time.
Have care of peoples around and of impact Bondage have on people
immagination. When we do rope in public we are in charge of bondage
comunity impression on bystander.
Inclusivity. In my school and event all peoples are accepted and
respected, no matters gender, sexual choice or body shape. Bondage
is for all people. Body shame or other bullism is not accepted.
Enjoy. I teach peoples that Shibari is for Emotion, so enjoy ropes,
and people around. Be serious in your tecnicques and safety, but
light heart on your emotions. .
How many people work with you? Are you alone?.
have a full team, there is four teacher in my dojo and 4 instructor,
they teach with me in the class or alone if I couldn't be there,
helped by the instructors.
Obviously there is a tecnical group for the website (www.maestrobd.it)
and all the social network.
There is group of models who make photos and clips with me, but
the most important peoples are all my student, that give me their
you, what is for you the difference between shibari and bondage?.
about western bondage e shibari, we could talk about the way of
tying and why tying. In western bondage the goal is putting the
person in a position for doing something, like whipping or sex.
Is a instrument to obtain something else.
In shibari the tie and the position is non the goal, but only a
path, a way to reach the pleasure, shibari is a process, something
that comprend all in the process.
The tie start when you take the ropes and end only when you put
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have been performing on the main stage in Munich's Boundcon. How
was your experience?.
I go on Munich's Boundcon stage for several years, is my preferite
stage, thay give me an hour of time to show, and full freedom on
I build each time a theatrical show, non only ropes, but acting,
costume and play.
Is my way of expression, a story to tell at the public and to myself.
My name start to be known thanks to that stage.
I bring story like Pinocchio, or Interview with a Vampire made with
rope as instrument. So i dress the suit of Stromboli, God and several
characters tying for emotion, mine and of the public.
if we speak of events, of course, you have been also in Austria,
2014, on the Saint Pietersburg 's RopeFest stage and and Onawa Asobi
in Tokyo. You have many experience in shows on events. Tell me about
your experiences in this events. Do you liked? Which one do you
Performing abroad is always an experience, each country have a particular
style of Shibari, it depends from culture and tradition. So I love
to bring different show in different country, mixing my own style
I love all festival, you could see a lot of work behind and efforts,
and culture. So I try to go and bring mine effort.
festival are more public show like MoscowKnot or RopeFest, you could
perform in front of non shibari people, bystander or just curious.
from Onawa Asobi that's more intimate, a show for shibari lovers,
people deeply in the scene of Japanese Shibari. When on stage you
know that there is at least 30 professionist staring at you. Frightening.
write "Bondage-A Practical Manual for Beginners", and you have bondage
photo books, with "Anatomy of a Bondage" in two vol., "MBDStudio
On Tour - Munich" and "Feet & Ropes and some cats!". It's wonderful!
Do you like to write? Where are this eBooks available?.
love write them. The manual was a child for me, I put all of myself
inside. My way of tying, my ideas and moral behaviour. I wrote it
for helping people to get in conctat with ropes, and learn safety.
photobook are an experiment, I love keep my art in my hand, looking
and sharing non only online.
When I prepare a book i prepare myself to do a journey in my mind,
writing a lot, and after asking help to take away the unnecessary.
my book are on Amazon.it in italian and Amazon.com for english version.
name in your books is Davide "Maestro BD" La Greca? Which one do
you prefer, MaestroBD or Davide La Greca? Because I see your two
names in your books.
I use both name, MaestroBD is my art name, was born as nickname
on internet, in my undercover period, and became my stage name.
i'm both, Davide La Greca is my real name, I use proudly, my family
knows my work. MaestroBD is my stage name, is me as artist, as performer
and teacher. I answer to both names.
are essayist, writer, instructor, Bondage Artist, photographers
also, and... How many free time do you have?.
time is an utopia, I love my passion and work, so i keep doing quite
all time. And you forgot my work as sexworker and promaster. My
work have also a lot of time spent doing social marketing and presence.
I use my spare time to stay with my partners, or for a good book.
My secret is finding it always, a 15 minute break could recharge
you fully, or a couple of days far from everyone. Just me and a
partner. Also ropes are never a "work" when tying I found every
time new energies and the joy of sharing.
What is your opinion about piratery digital? What do you think about
a big damage for artist. Creating art is a big work and costly,
stealin the work of someone is a shame, a lot of peoples have to
stop their career for doing "normal" job. Paying the right sum to
an artist you help him to grow and produce more.
us a funny anecdote during one of your bondage sessions.
My preferite moment during a shibari session is the day after feedback,
when I ask about the session. In that moment I discover what really
feel the bunny.
A lot of interesting things gets out, the funny things is discover
that often peoples are not really aware of what they find in shibari.
And they are surprised by how much emotion are inside.
of them ask, in a shy mode, "could I have more?". They have fear
I could say NO. I never say no to a good shibari session. .
us about yourself. What are you like (extroverted, funny, nervous,
a shy guy in a body of a exhibitionist. I'm a bear, a loner who
love peoples. I love to live all in the deepest and strong way,
so I could be the guy in the corner with a book, or the soul of
the party. I'm a lot of things all together. But the strongest one
is that I try ever to be a good guy. Try only obviously.
are your three greatest strengths? And your three greatest weaknesses?.
Stubborness is my best skill, with creativity and empathy. I listen
really and comprehend peoples. I always find a solution, there is
no problem taht can't be solved.
absolutly my best skill is the stubborness, nothing will stop me
if i have a goal, i could change street, or take my time, but i
arrive to reach.
weakness are my sensibility about my feeling, sometime I get hurt
with just words. I'm compulsive to doing things, is really hard
to say no to a proposal of something interesting.
do you see yourself in the next years (retired on an island, millionaire,
politician, soccer player), etc? Hahaha.
Next year I will be in a new house, bigger with a full Shibari dojo
on ground floor and an apartment upstairs, and all my friends around
doing ropes and having fun..
Are you on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Vimeo?. Website?
What is your opinion about social networks?.
on all of them, is my second home, I have a big activity on social
network, is like a second life made of words and images. Is a good
way to work and stay in conctat with far peoples.
ideas, words and emotion.
is better then a Hug, but a smart chat is also a good thing.
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