You are cordially invited to our Open House event on May 19th. We will be providing a glass of complimentary bubbly, showcasing two performances and and exhibiting Anna Noctuelle‘s shibari inspired jewellery collection Close Ties!
There will be also plenty of opportunity to mingle, socialise and discover the studio and its thriving community.
Whether you are curious about what we do or are an avid regular, we invite you to join us on this evening. It’s completely free!
Announcing our First Performance: Ballet meets Shibari
One of the most memorable performances to ever take place in the studio was one by Fred Hatt and Anna Noctuelle, where they merged ballet with shibari in a short and sweet piece called Dr Coppelius.
This performance produced some of our most shared photos and also inspired our studio logo:
For this reason, we are extremely excited to announce that Fred Hatt and Anna Noctuelle will be performing a reworked and repolished version of this piece for our OPEN HOUSE on Friday!
Event Listing : https://www.facebook.com/events/1438408132887211/
“Exploring the relationship between ballet and rope, Anna Noctuelle and Fred Hatt borrow from ETA Hoffmann’s tale “The Sandman” and the ballet “Coppélia” that centres around a doll brought to life by the alchemist Dr Coppelius.”
“This short and sweet piece merges ballet and ropes. Breaking away from tradition, in which the ropes are there to bind, here Fred‘s ropes are a source of liberation, allowing our puppet ballerina to dance freely as she comes to life.”
Announcing our Second Performance: Is it still Shibari if there are no ropes?
• FABRICATED DREAMS •
“Let’s suppose that you were able every night to dream
any dream you wanted to dream
And you would naturally – as you begin on this adventure of dreams – fulfil all your wishes.
You can begin to feel your own existence as absolute fundamental to what you are
Deep deep down,
Far far in,
Is simply the fabric and structure of existence itself.”
– Dreams by Nuages
Performing for the first time together, studio owner Anna Bones and ‘house cat’ Sophia will share some of their latest fabrications with you.
Is it still shibari if there are no ropes involved…?
Let’s find out together.
FABRICATED DREAMS is a collaborative piece created out of love, curiosity and exploration of materials and movement, developed over time between Anna Bones and Sophia.
Presenting “Close Ties”: A Shibari inspired jewellery collection by Anna D’Alessandro
“Close Ties” – a shibari inspired jewellery collection – tells the story about a bond. A bond between two people. A bond between body and soul. Bond so intense it doesn’t need words. A bond that communicates via the tension and the spirit that lives in the space between closeness and distance, warmth and coldness, embrace and rejection, restriction and freedom, pleasure and pain. “Close Ties” is about the nuances of this dance that defines ourselves and the relationships we have – with ourselves and with others.
15% off all pieces from our “Close Ties” collection on Friday’s OPEN HOUSE!
Anna is a London based jewellery designer with an innate gift for seeking all things beautiful and finding beauty in all things. She comes from an Austrian-German background with a long-standing tradition in jewellery and she established her own label to create jewellery that reflect her vision of beauty. All pieces are handmade in Europe and combine the highest level of craftsmenship with unique elegance and a passion for detail down to the smallest of elements.
You can grab a FREE ticket here:
Ticket holders will be able to enter our prize draw.
We have a total of 8 prizes to give away – Only those who are present at the OPEN HOUSE will be eligible for the prizes (i.e. if you grabbed a free RSVP ticket but don’t come to the event you won’t be entered into the draw).
2 x Entry to our ‘Discover Shibari’ class (entry for two people)
2 x Entry to our ‘Takate Kote’ class (entry for two people)
2 x Discount Voucher: 20% off on our Shibari Store products
2 x ‘Miumi-U Teaches Japanese Shibari’ Books