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.
Raw, earthy, primal, soulful and hypnotic, this one-of-a-kind tying duo’s performance at our first ever A L C H E M I E was the stuff of dreams. We leave you here with photos from Xian and Ronin‘s dance with ropes. Photos by the amazing Amaury Grisel from Paris, France.
This month we have been mixing shibari and circus a lot in the studio with some quite stunning results! Turns out these blend very well together and we are looking forward to continue the interchange. If you are a circus artist or dance and would like to incorporate rope into your project(s), get in touch to collaborate, book a private lesson or book our one of our shibari riggers 🙂
Last Friday was another one of those days where we got to have some fun with ropes, camera, friends and some colourful lighting. We played on the theme of the four elements: Earth, Fire, Water and Air, and had the rope and poses reflect each of these elements. Theo was our model and collaborator for the evening and was just absolutely amazing to work with.
We leave you here with our images for Air, where Theo is floating and gracefully falling from cloud 9…