A better more exciting year starts here… Learn Shibari with us in 2018!
In 2018 we have more, better and more diverse classes than ever!
Total newbie? Not sure where to start? We’ve got you! Every Thursday we host a beginners Rope Jam where you can learn the basics and make friends for £10 per person (tea, coffee and ropes included). If you’re looking for structured classes, we have a semi-regular full weekend workshop called Discover Shibari, as well as a myriad of classes open to beginners and all levels.
On a deadline to become an expert? We can help too. We have a set of 3 progressive courses that’ll take you from zero to suspensions and transitions. If the schedule doesn’t work out for you, we occasionally provide private one-on-one tuition.
Just want to watch? That’s possible too! We have a monthly life-drawing evening called Drawn to Rope for the artists out there and regular performance nights for the curious. Our Rope Jams are also a good place to sit back and enjoy the view over a cup of tea (it’s free).
For a complete list of our 2018 events, check out our calendar over here.
For a list of upcoming events and workshops see below!
We are so proud and overwhelmed with the quality and the standards of the shibari performances we witnessed at this year’s annual showcase! All performers – who are either our students and members of our community – went on stage to perform in rope for the first time, and simply blew our minds!
Performances ranged from theatrical, to intimate, they made us laugh, cry, feel things and showed a variety of dynamics, levels of play and intimacy. Just simply WOW.
Here are some of the highlights of the night. Photos by Anna Bones.
DJfet & RESPECT performing with no music and one single rope.
BurgundyRose & Anonymous’ super sexy and playful dynamic performance, complete with flower petal drop!
Our own House Cat ‘knot my name’ performing with Stephani Lythe in floaty dancy fabric.
SLUGS! Need I say more? ‘Slug’ performing a solo self-suspension act.
Plan your year! Details and tickets will be announced in the coming months, if you want to receive notofications of ticket releases, subscribe to out mailing list by emailing ‘Subcribe’ to email@example.com.
Here’s some dates for the calendar so you can start planning your year!
We will offer workshops for all levels as well as for the more advanced crowd with each of these presenters. Stay tuned for full details of workshop programs, exact times, pre-requisites and prices!
Event listings will be added in the next month, but for now, note these in your diaries!
Guest: Fuoco (USA)
Bottoming workshop with Fuoco (February 18 1-7pm)
Community Class: ‘Flexibility for Dummies’ (February 21, 7-10:30pm)
Guest: Kristina Marlen (Berlin)
Going Deeper with Kristina Marlen (February 24-25 1-7pm)
Guest: Barkas & Addie (Canada)
Workshop with Barkas & Addie (March 24-25-26 1-7pm)
We have also added dates for our Study Group sessions, which are becoming increasingly popular!
Please note we are raising our prices in 2018:
Weekday rope jams will be £8 per person, except the beginners jam which will go up to £10 per person (or £8 after 9pm – after the class). The Big Jam will be £15 per person and the Study Group £20 per pair/couple. This will greatly help us to maintain the high quality of teaching we have in the studio, especially on beginners nights, as it ensures we can pay our instructors for their time and dedication.
“Anna Bones and Fred Hatt, of Anatomie Studio are London based shibari artists who enjoy challenging the perceptions of what Japanese Rope Bondage can be and the people who practice it.
“Through the medium of jute ropes and other materials (such as fabric and ribbons) they create visual imagery of objects and people in ropes that challenge some of the misconceptions around shibari.
“Empowerment, feminism, consent, diversity, partnership, artistic expression and aspects of body representation are common themes in their work.The popularisation of shibari in recent years has meant that shibari is moving beyond its taboo origins and developing into an art form in its own right.
“In shibari the model is the canvas, the rope is the paint and brush, and the rigger is the rope artist.”
Want to learn the art of shibari suspensions from one of the best in Europe?
Join us in August!
Studio owners Fred and Anna have been tying together since 2013 and regularly teach & perform inside and outside the UK.
Their foundational classes at Anatomie Studio are unparalleled in terms of the depth, detail and technical information offered. Their classes focus as much on the ‘how’ as well as the ‘why’ behind everything they do in rope. Fred and Anna work as a team so their classes have as much information for riggers as they do for rope bottoms.
Their teaching style has been described as compassionate, approachable, extremely detailed and bottom aware.
This session will be for all levels and will focus on bottoming specifically – beginners and newbies especially welcome. You are welcome to bring your own rigger, we will also have some of the Anatomie crew on hand as volunteer riggers for anyone who would like this for some of the exercises.
Community Classes are ‘pay-what-you-can’ sessions (cash on the day) and to participate we ask that you reserve a spot (free) online over HERE.
For questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
“My doctoral project aims to analyse the contemporary cultural practice of rope bondage using a collaborative approach. I am interested in building up a research project focused on the practitioners’ own perspective, looking at how the practice has mutated from Japanese contexts into European contexts, understanding how it is currently evolving, and exploring how those who do rope construct their identities.
“At Anatomie Studio I will talk a little bit about my journey so far, and discuss the findings and frameworks I have come across in (academic) literature. I will explain a little bit what I wish to accomplish by using a collaborative approach, how it works and how I plan to make it happen.”
Come along to this FREE meet, share, listen, ask, let’s discuss!
June #RopeTalk Topic: ‘How to asses the skill and competence of your rigger/bottom/teacher’
In an ever growing shibari world, there are more and more people tying, bottoming and teaching. However unlike other activities, there are typically no formal accreditations, so how do you know you’re tying or being taught by someone skilled who knows their stuff? What do you look out for, and what questions do you ask to asses this?
Come along to this FREE meet, share, listen, ask, let’s discuss!
These sessions are open to the curious, the interested and the veteran alike and welcome everyone regardless of where you see yourself in the rope spectrum.