Sometimes big themes can be tackled through the guise of performance art. In previous episodes of the podcast, we have explored how drag performers can teach us to embrace our own weirdness, and how clowns can teach us to embrace our own fallibility. These stories may be specific to China, but they apply to us all.
In today’s very special episode, we explore how the world of Shibari (縛り) has made its way from the world of BDSM to the world of Rope Art, and also made its way from Japan to China. And we discover how this art form can make us think about the themes of communication, connection and consent.
The episode also includes a catch-up interview with:
Yang Yi from Season 01 Episode 21
00:00 - Trailer & Intro
01:50 - Part 1
27:37 - Part 2
35:42 - Outro
39:26 - Catch-Up Interview
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