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Seduction at the Asian Art Museum. Changing Newsletter. ForteFemme San Francisco & Copenhagen. Rope Dojo SF, & classes all over! (Anchorage, Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal, Berlin, San Jose, San Francisco, Toronto)

Seduction at the Asian Art Museum. Changing Newsletter. ForteFemme San Francisco & Copenhagen. Rope Dojo SF, & classes all over! (Anchorage, Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal, Berlin, San Jose, San Francisco, Toronto)

  1. How I Turned the San Francisco Asian Art Museum into a Pleasure Quarter
  2. I'm Moving the Newsletter Service Provider Soon. Soon I'll Need Your Confirmation
  3. Midori's Upcoming Classes (Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal, Berlin, San Jose, SF, Toronto)
  4. ForteFemme Women's Dominance Weekends SF (April 17-19) & NYC (June 19-21)
  5. Rope Dojo San Francisco. July 18 - 19
  6. Support my AIDS LifeCycle mission!
  7. New !Pod Cast & Pinterest. + My Social Media Places

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1. HOW I TURNED THE SAN FRANCISCO ASIAN ART MUSEUM INTO A PLEASURE QUARTER

Sometimes it takes a village of tricksters in glam gossamer and scandalous characters to bring light to the glory and the grief before us.

San Francisco has been experiencing a massive economic boom, accompanied by social upheaval, crazy constructions, sky-high rent, demographic change and displacement of whole neighborhoods of people and ecomonies. There's been much friction and tension among the been-here & just-got-here, those with fresh new ambitions and those caring for long-held dreams. Those who've been here often feel unseen and unheard and dreams disregarded. This is the nature of a boomtown, of course, and we've gone through this in cycles since 1850. Knowing this, however, doesn't mean that it makes it any easier. It's a huge issue that is affecting the heart and character of this City of the Bay. There's been much discussion, news articles, social media handwringing and even physical altercations around this.

This is where art steps in. Art has the power to bring the disparate tribes and classes together and explore what all this means to us today… and to people of the past. Through laughter and camp, with a bit of sake and performance, the raw nerves are soothed and we mingle with one another as equals – if only for a floating world moment. #TheFloatingWorld

On February 19th I threw the biggest performance art piece of my life (directed 83 performers and crew!) and called it a party. It was the opening night party for the San Francisco Asian Art Museum's Seduction exhibition about the pleasure quarters of Edo period Japan. It turned out to be the biggest opening night party in the museum's existence too!

The reality, however, it was perfect parallel of San Francisco today. The glamorous bearded drag queens danced with the polite society mavens. The saucy neo burlesque gals fans the fantasies of tech boys while poetess courtesans wrote love levers for the lovers and the haiku artist made the secret desires of patrons into word art. Sake flowed and the DJ shook the house, as the refined mixed with the racy, and the wealthy tech types laughed with the glammed out rent boys (did they ever figure out who were the courtesans and who weren't?) It was the most amazing evening! You can see the photos here

To all the wonderful performers, stage hands and crew. I bow deeply to you.

To Mark & Ryan, my right hand and left hand creative team members. I could not have done this without you.

To the Asian Art Museum. Thanks for letting me stir things up! Thanks for believing in me!

All the merriment and gallows humor! It was a fitting night of debauchery to launch the Floating World exhibition at the SF Asian Art Museum. I hope you'll check out the exhibition! (oh and go into the most discreet corner there and you'll find the 'adults only' wood block prints!) I'm there often. You just might see me!

P.S. My next major art piece will be unveiled on August 1st, in Hollywood at the Antebellum Gallery! C'mon by for the reception that night!

With love and lunacy,

Midori

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1.1 I'M MOVING THE NEWSLETTER SERVICE PROVIDER SOON. SOON I'LL NEED YOUR CONFIRMATION


Just a little heads-up for you. In the next month or so I'll be moving this newsletter to a newsletter management service. When I do, I'll be spending out a special newsletter or e mail asking you to opt into the new system. It'll just be a button to click or something. If I don't get a confirmation, you won't receive anymore newsletter. If you want to change the e mail that this goes to, just let me know!

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2. UPCOMING CLASSES (Anchorage, Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal, Berlin, San Jose, San Francisco, Toronto)

ANCHORAGE, AK

A series of classes for their new community center, The Alaska Center for Alternative Lifestyles

HALIFAX, CANADA

A series of classes hosted by Venus Envy
• Sat 3/21 "Hands-on Rope Bondage"
• Sun 3/22 2pm "Rope: Control & Dominance Moves"
• Sun 3/22 6:30pm "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"
• Mon 3/23 "Art of Feminine Dominance"

OTTAWA, CANADA

A series of classes hosted by Venus Envy
• Tue 3/24 "Art of Feminine Dominance"
• Wed 3/25 "Hands-on Rope Bondage"
• Thr 3/26 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"

An afternoon of Rope classes, social and play party hosted by Roped Off

• Sat 3/28.12:30pm"Rope: Control & Dominance Moves"
• Sat 3/28.3:30pm "Hands-on Rope Body Harness"
• Sat 3/28.6:30pm "Best Kink Advice Nobody Told You"
• Sat 3/28.9pm Private small group instruction

MONTREAL, CANADA

A series of classes hosted by Le Lounge

• Fri 3/27 "Mapping Your D/s Archetype"
• Sun 3/29 "Hands-on Flogging: The Exquisite Whip"

BERLIN, GERMANY

I'm thrilled to be presenting and partying at the amazing women & trans event, The Berlin Osterkonferenz!

• Fri 4/3 "Rope: Control & Dominance Moves"
• Sat 4/4 "Mapping Your D/s Archetype: Towards Successful D/s M/s Relationships" & "Best Kink Advice Nobody Told You"
• Sun 4/5 "Art of Femininie Dominance" & "Flogging: Amazing Hands on Training"

SAN JOSE, CA

This is so exciting! International Ms. Leather & Ms. Boot Black Contest & Conference. has invited me to be one of the judges! This long-standing event has been a gathering place, an oasis of the tribes of leather women, transfolk, leatherfolk, friend, family, lovers and supporters. In the company of other fine people, I will be get to hear the dreams, aspirations, goals and social objectives of a group of remarkable women. It's not going to be easy!

There will be socials and classes there too!

• Are you a ForteFemme graduate? There will be a ForteFemme grads and friends social on Friday! It's being organized by one of your fellow Alums, so please take a look at the program book.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

• Thr 4/16 8pm "Rope: Dominance & Control Moves" at the SF Citadel
• 4/17-4/19 ForteFemme Women's Dominance Weekend Intensive

TORONTO, CANADA

A series of classes hosted by Come As You Are boutique

• Wed 4/22 "Hands-On Rope Bondage"
• Thr 4/23 "Art of Feminine Dominance"
• Fri 4/24 "Rope: Control & Dominance Moves"
• Sat 4/25 "Hands-On Rope Bondage"
• Sun 4/26 "Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice"

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3. FORTEFEMME WOMEN'S DOMINANCE WEEKENDS SF (April 17-19) & NYC (June 19-21)

Info & Registration ForteFemme.com
Space Limited: 9 students

SAN FRANCISCOOnly 2 seats left!

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When: Friday, April 17th through Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Where: Elegant private loft in the South of Market (SoMa) area

Cost:

  • Standard registration $950/per woman. (through April 9th, 2015)
  • Last Minute registration $975/per woman. (from April 10th, 2015)

NEW YORK

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When: Friday, June 19th through Sunday, June 21st, 2015
Where: New York City. Lovely private loft in the Flatiron district

Cost:

  • Early Registration $875/per woman. (through February 13th, 2015)
  • Standard registration $950/per woman. (from February 14th, 2014 to June 5th, 2015)
  • Last Minute registration $975/per woman. (from June 6th, 2015)

To all the wonderful women out there - Be the best dominant you can be!
Find your authentic power, erotic fulfillment, confidence and skills in this unique and transformative intensive.

Experience 3 days of personalized education, psychology, support, technique and more, all in an elegant private setting. Includes a field trip of kinky shopping and a lovely dinner.
Original material workbook. Meals and refreshments

Registration & Info: www.ForteFemme.com
Sponsored by: The Stockroom , the Pleasure Chest & Mr. S. Leather & Purple Passion

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4. ROPE DOJO SAN FRANCISCO. July 18-19

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Registration now open! This is the last Dojo for this year. The next one will be in January somewhere in the Mid Atlantic.

Info & Registration RopeDojo.com
Space Limited: 30 students
Cost: $450 /solo $775/pair
Location: Center for Sex & Culture

Instruction hours: 10am - 7pm both days

Confidence, skill, speed, beauty, intensity, deeper connection, presence and amazing scene control - learn how to make your rope play hotter and better with Rope Bondage Dojo. Now in its 13th year, experience this immersive and balanced training focusing on "Heart-Mind-Hand" approach and the Rope Dojo philosophy.

17+ hours of intensive rope education from five experienced Dojo Cadres. A weekend for all rope players, for those who tie and those who are tied.

Includes free admission to the Saturday night party "Rope, Smut & Popcorn Social", graduation gift goodies, lunches, morning & afternoon snacks

Curriculum and FAQ at RopeDojo.com

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5. SUPPORT MY AIDS LIFECYCLE VOLUNTEERING!

Midori at ALC photo
I'm at it a gain. Perhaps it's Quixotic, but I hope not. I'm returning to AIDS LifeCycle to volunteer 10 days of my life to support the cyclists – and raise awareness and funds for critically needed HIV services and education.

Yes, I'm fundraising. But I totally suck at asking people directly. I know that we're all stretched thin. I'll give 10 24-hour days and keep teaching smarter sex on all my other days – if you'd back me up on my AIDS Lifecycle work. The Ride itself is May 31 to June 6. I'll spend a few days before with set up.

Donate if you can. If not, I'd be thrilled if you'd send me messages of support during the ride. I'll post pix and podcasts from the road! Will you support me? Together, we’ll make a difference.
Here where to donate. Oh and it's tax deductible.AIDS/Lifecycle.

Thank you with all my heart.

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6. MY SOCIAL MEDIA PLACES

Social media slums & places I procrastinate at

  • NEW! Midori's Voice InstaCast They're mini podcast about what ever's on my mind. Or I drag in my friends and make them tell me their dirty secrets. Or It's about my adventures of the day.
  • ALSO NEW! Pinterest I finally succumbed. I now have a Pinterest page with bunch of boards. Laura Antoniou's Pinterest page was so much fun, I had to start my own. I've made pages about my books, art, magazines I've contributed to, videos I'm in. You'll also find my brainstorming production boards for upcoming performances and installations. I suppose I could call making those boards a productive work afternoon… but the reality is that I was just goofing off online. LoL
  • Vimeo
  • Instagram
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter: @PlanetMidori
  • Facebook fan page If you want to find my personal page, just put in "Midori ReallyMidori" and I'll pop up!
  • Google +: Midori Midori
  • FetLife: Midori (Drop by "Midori's Lounge" group there!)

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