Riggers must know how to tie a propre TK ( any style) and be comfortable tying in suspension. Models must be used to suspension.
Communication being a central element in shibari it is always preferable to come with a partner with whom you already practice in order to allow a good experience.
The course will be taught in English.
Saturday and Sunday 1-7pm
Movement & Immobility :
We can see a shibari session as a sequence of different steps. The choice of these steps is made as the session progresses, depending on the evolution desired by the rigger in relation to his/her partner. The rigger can for example choose to add ropes, to vary a shape or to create movement and to radically change a position.
During this workshop, I would like us to analyze the possibilities we have to make a session evolve, by observing in our practice the moments of immobility and movements.
We will attach very different types of sessions in order to find ways of thinking about questions such as : What is at play in the immobility for the person tied up? What is the right moment to decide to change position and in what ways can we choose to make a transition?
This workshop is not meant to bring answers but to try to enrich our practice of semenawa with new paths!
A minimum of 10-12 jute ropes, ideally 6mm in diameter and averaging 7-8 meters in length will be required.
Bänana (she / her) :
Rope switch, instructor & co-manager of Atelier Simonet (Paris)
For about ten years Bänana had the funny habit of tying up her partners any way she could with anything she could get her hands on !
Quickly after starting shibari classes, she realized that her main drive in ropes would be the same as in her life : what is raw, unfiltered and authentic. Having always been fascinated by the expression of emotion, shibari has opened up a new path of exploration for Bänana.
She began to follow Docvale’s teaching in November 2018, after which they also began tying together and shortly thereafter, they began working together.
Bänana is a precise and demanding instructor regarding bondage technique. She considers that in order to tie well, we must understand the reasons for each of our technical choices rather than learning the instructions by heart.
Through this understanding of technique, we can put these technical abilities at the service of the relationship with our partner(s). That connection is what drives Bänana in her Kinbaku.
Having significant experience both as a rigger and a rope model, Bänana is committed to teaching to both riggers and models, giving them the tools to have the most rewarding experience with ropes. During the classes she encourages everyone, (especially the models), to share their experience and feedback in order to grow together in this practice.
Chocolapain (she / her) :
Marion has been modeling for shibari since 2017. She has been interested in many different ways of practicing ropes.
She has been practicing with Bänana for 4 years now especially for classes, public session shootings …
She also likes to tie and has been learning for a year with Bänana who trains her!
pic : Maé Boy