Mark, Master of DV8house has an international profile resulting from his own unique style of Japanese suspension bondage performances. He is a well known educator, performer and rigger in Australia, as well as New Zealand, USA, Europe and Japan.
Mark has worked and performed with many international performers and accordingly honed his skill to a very high level of professionalism. Over the years Mark has taken many an inspirational trip to Japan to rig alongside his friend Osada Steve and will continue to do so in years to come.
By his side you will find his slave Aleni, a Mistress in her own right, whilst living in a polyamorous relationship with her Master of over 12 years. An educator, with a strong interest in the arts, community, general debauchery and women’s groups, supporting all where possible.
On his other side you will find Lani. Mark’s flygirl, who loves performing with him or just being bound in his web.
In all, a dynamic mix of personalities in this polymorphic house will provide you an experience you won’t soon forget.
Mark and Lani will be bringing a special guest with them. For the first time performing in NZ, we welcome Zellzy DV8!
Twisted Shadows – returns to the stage this year with a very special public ritual to celebrate the 20th year anniversary of The Fetish Ball.
Purged from the mind of a Lady Stab since 2015 with the intention to explore the concepts of death, rebirth and blood (the physical manifestation of spirit) and to share personal occult gnosis through ritual art.
Each ritual is created through intuition, vision and dream space. Tapping into primal memory and movement the body is often pushed to it’s limits through body piercing, flesh suspension and flesh rites that have manifested at multiple events over the years.
This years manifestations have appeared at MOTAT WTF? In Auckland and Satanfest in Christchurch. Due the ephemeral and liminal nature of Twisted Shadows, witnessing makes for a wholly rare and singular experience to those who experience it
Skye’s performing background has been dominated by circus, busking and theatre. A foundation of circus has enabled Skye to become a multi-faceted performer taking her throughout Australasia, Europe and Scandinavia.
Her favoured arts include hoops, contortion and aerials.
Skye has been seen performing on-screen, stage and street providing credits including the World Buskers Festival, Christchurch Arts Festival, Glastonbury Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She has featured within ‘NZ Opera’ and ‘World of Wearable Arts’ productions. Skye additionally holds several Guinness World Records in contortion. Skye has previously performed within both the Christchurch and Wellington Fetish Balls and was an original cast member of the ‘Circus of Horrors’
Ellie May Marshall is New Zealand’s multi-skilled national & international Circus performance artist, teacher and show producer. She performs an array of aerial acrobatics and ground based skills. Since beginning her training in 2014, Ellie has developed her strengths with fierce passion and dedication to her chosen specialties. She has now trained, taught and performed internationally, developing her professional career in New Zealand, Australia & the USA .
Ellie performs Contortion and Hand Balance as well as Aerial acts on Aerial Hoop and Aerial Chair. She is known for her theatrical, high energy, contemporary style. Spinning at the speed of light, she captures her audiences with entrancing, ballet-style movement infused with elegance and hypnotic flow from her figure skating background. Having started her love affair with Circus on Aerial Silks (Tissu), she has also trained and performed within a variety of different aerial skill sets including Duo Lyra, Duo Straps and Strap Loops.
At this years Ball, be sure to check out Hells Kitchen Forges. They can design and manufacture unique hand-forged furniture and dungeon hardware to suit your individual needs. Every piece they make is unique.