Our guest presenter David is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, filmmaker, bodyworker, pianist, father, and tea collector, from Heidelberg, Germany, and New York City, based in Berlin. Graduated the M.A. choreography course at HZT Berlin. As a performer, David has danced at the Staatstheater Darmstadt with Mei Hong Lin and collaborated with artists such as Marco Santi, Michaël d'Auzon, Nir de Volff/Total Brutal, Micha Purucker, Ingo Reulecke, Canan Erek, Friederike Plafki, Felix Ruckert, & Tino Sehgal.
Also a long-time student and practitioner of conscious sexuality, his teachers have included Midori, Osada Steve, Joseph Kramer, and Barbara Carellas. His dance films Quintet (2013), Sonata (2015), and Shapeshifters (2016) premiered at the Berlin Porn Film Festival and were screened internationally. David was a 2012 danceWEB scholar and taught at the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna in 2015 and 2016.
It's his first time at Summerhouse and he can't wait to get a taste of the local magicks.
Marti is a passionate and experienced practitioner and facilitator in the field of sexuality, working internationally since 2010. She loves to create spaces where we can explore our depths and our limits, often by having a really good time embracing and developing kinky skills.
Her new invitation is for women to bring what we learn in the bedroom into everyday life. It's a chance to be more in charge of our lives and not compromise anymore on who we are and what we want. Marti's personal story sits firmly behind her work and inspires other to contribute to the world with their power and their vulnerability, their wisdom and their realness.
London Faerie invites you to step into your power and live your truth. He creates spaces where your untamed spirit learns to lead the dance. His approach is all about passion and courage while deeply emphasising boundaries and safety. Through this winning combination, you get to express more of who you truly are.
Faerie offers workshops and individual sessions in London, Berlin, Utrecht, Copenhagen and Helsinki, as well as presenting at conscious sexuality festivals all over Europe. He is the founder and curator of Sacred Pleasures, an intimate community in London; and the founder of After Pandora, the thinking pervert’s playground, which he led from 2007-2012. Faerie is excited and honoured to be curating workshops and interactive performances at The Summerhouse Weekend for the fifth year running.
The Summer House’s Twisted Choirmaster, Neil, is a musician and sound artist who creates scores for theatre, film, video games and inter-disciplinary works. When not making music himself, he helps others to make it, facilitating shared musical experiences. He is passionate about music as a fundamental means of human connection which can bring about well-being, self-esteem, collaboration and shared joy.
Neil leads the Wayward Choral Society, a voice-positive, sex-positive choir which meets monthly in London and Bristol. He delivers workshops in such settings as Womad, Winter House, Bath Festival and Haus of Fluff.
He’s performed all over the world including SXSW in Austin, Texas, Glastonbury and Singapore National Theatre. He has composed for various clients including BBC and Scottish Opera and has taught sound design at Bristol University for the past 15 years. He’s played in many bands, notably Angel Tech for the last two decades, and has recently begun work on a new solo album.
Gayatri is a Sacred Sexuality practitioner inspired to support others in a shame-free and celebratory expression of their sensual and sexual nature. Gayatri believes that when we experience pleasure fully, it has a transformative effect; creating more awareness and aliveness.
As a fully earth bound goddess, Gayatri is known for her refreshingly natural, joyful, and vibrant approach. Weaving together bodywork and Sacred Sexuality teachings, she invites you to enjoy embodied experiences of ecstasy and transformation.
Gayatri is the founder of Tantra Massage Training; a modern day mystery school for awakening through bliss. Gayatri is a regular teacher at festivals in the UK and Europe, and is delighted to be part of the Summer House facilitation team for the third year running.
When she’s not teaching and gadding about at festivals, Gayatri loves hanging out in nature with her dog, and singing songs on her ukulele.
Alys & Eyal
Alys and Eyal are both interested in tantra, bodies, art, sex positive living and play. They became involved in Liquid Love through the Touch and Play collective and have run many Liquid Loves at Nowhere Burning man festival in Spain in 2015 and 2016. Alys and Bozz ran a public art Liquid Love at Borderland in Denmark in 2016. Eyal runs monthly intimate Liquid Love sessions and play parties in London. For more information FB group link.
This is Alys and Eyal’s third year running Liquid Love at Summerhouse.
Running Liquid Love at Summerhouse is the highlight of Alys and Eyal’s summer - it is such a pleasure to connect to the community and friends from all over and share in the delights of of the Liquid Love experience. See you in the oil!!
The founder of the infamous Rumpus parties, Santi is a long-term Summer House collaborator and runs our production and crewing via his company Rumpus Productions.
Santi will also be helping us put on a show for our Saturday night Rumpus cabaret, sparkle and spin abound.
Shannon Meow is a jack of all trades, but mainly an artist who takes pleasure in making beautiful and outrageous accessories and sculptures from unused materials. Shannon is also core crew for Kinky Salon London, runs taxidermy and craft workshops in London, often organises ice breakers and games, builds websites, and writes....sometimes. She will be heading up the Summer House making and costuming in her Craft Den.
Sarah and Tony
Sarah and Tony Pletts – artists and life explorers – head up a team of sensitive, playful people from the Summer House community who are experienced in negotiating bundaries and staying present in order to serve the meal of your choice at the Sensation Seekers Diner. Please note, the staff are willing volunteers, not professional chefs or masseurs. The Diner is delighted to be back for its third time at Summer House to cater for your culinary* needs. (*food free)
Eva is a Joy Coach, Self-Expression Enabler, Laughter Yoga Teacher, Personal Impact Trainer and Artist with a project on Orgasmic Sounds. She runs workshops on laughter, human libraries and coaching programs to help people connect with their source of happiness.