RopeWork 2017

Anatomie Studio is part of a larger network of European shibari venue owners, peer event organisers and teachers who are committed to strengthening the links between rope communities across Europe called Org.Rope. Together we have created an unconference meeting called RopeWork taking place in June 2017.

If you are an organiser, a performer, a teacher/instructor, a peer rope or hitchin’ bitches organiser looking to connect, learn, share this meeting if for you. If you are interested in setting up a local rope group and are not sure where or how to start, then this meeting is for you. If you are running a venue and want to network with other rope venues, then this meeting is also for you!

Join our Facebook group here and check out our upcoming event here!


“A Space for Rope Educators, Organisers and Artists to Build, Connect & Create.”


What is it?

Rope in Europe is experiencing an exponential growth, with an established existing community and an unforeseen influx of eager newcomers across multiple cities and venues. While this is very exciting, it also means the community-builders of our rope-scenes will face new challenges.

RopeWork.Org is a participant driven, unconference style meeting during a weekend in Paris in which you and me and everyone else attending brings knowledge to the table. During this meta–rope event we will facilitate a variety of discussions, workshops, skill-shares, and roundtables on issues connected to event organising, teaching and performing with ropes.

Topics may include: exchanging teaching skills and techniques, strategies for rope organisers for growing and engaging their communities, setting up rope and community driven spaces, marketing strategies, insurance and safety consideration for venues and performers/artists. We also welcome more theoretical discussion topics on how we see the rope community growing and changing in Europe.

We will both have scheduled sessions as well as open spaces in order to facilitate the best possible weekend for everyone involved. We will run parallel sessions and session topics will be decided on the first day of the (un)conference.

Who is it for?

Are you a rope educator looking to exchange teaching techniques? Perhaps you help out  at your local Peer Rope or Hitchin’ Bitches and would like to meet with others who do the same? Are you are a rope bondage performer, artist  or venue owner looking to network and share experiences about running your business? Maybe you’re simply a rope enthusiast looking to kickstar your community’s first rope event and don’t know how or where to start?

We are inviting rope lovers to share a weekend with us to learn, network and share in order to building a stronger community.

We are looking for a wide range of perspectives, backgrounds and interests in ropes and wish to reflect and represent the incredible diversity of the European rope scene.

This weekend offers an opportunity for us to explore what it means to teach learn, organise and build our local groups. Our local rope communities are growing and we are facing similar challenges, joys and milestones, so let’s help each other grow!

Where is it?

30 Rue du Dr Potain
75019 Paris, France 

 When is it?

June 16th, 17th & 18th 2017.

How much is it?

€60 per person. This is a non-for-profit event. The fee will cover snacks and venue cost.

Who is organising this?

Scot & Namárië (Kinbaku Lounge, Copenhagen Denmark)
Anna & FredHatt (Anatomie Studio, London UK)
Cyril (Place Des Cordes, Paris France)
Hedwig (Hitchin’ Bitches, Malmo Sweden)
Patriq (Bound<3, Stockholm Sweden)
Ceci Ferox (Helsinki Shibari, Helsinki Finland)

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