OPEN HOUSE [FREE] – Friday May 19th – Ballet, Shibari, Jewellery, Bubbly and Prize Draws….

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Dear all,

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!

https://www.anna-dalessandro.com/

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.

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This performance produced some of our most shared photos and also inspired our studio logo:

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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?

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• 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

Basically,

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

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“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!

https://www.anna-dalessandro.com/

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:

http://buytickets.at/anatomiestudiolondon/99048

Ticket holders will be able to enter our prize draw.

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

A playful display of ropes and circus at our second Soap Box

Thank you for joining us for our second ever Soap Box event! The Soap Box is our new bi-monthly evening of curiosities curated by Gestalta and brought to you by Anatomie Studio!

This time we veered away from the more traditional interpretations of rope and married shibari with circus and ballet. As it turns out these make a wonderful combination, and our sold out house witnessed a playful display of movement and dance using ropes. All the pieces were created specifically for the Soap Box event reflecting the individual creative energies and personalities of our performers.

First up were Anatomie’s own Fred performing with the ever elegant Noctuelle. In their short and sweet piece, they merged ballet and ropes to borrow from the theme of the ballet Coppélia that centres around a doll being brought back to life by alchemist Dr Coppelius. Breaking away from tradition, in which the ropes are there to bind, here Fred‘s ropes where a source of liberation, allowing our puppet ballerina to dance freely as she came to life. The harshness of the ties contrasted but also complimented  Noctuelle‘s elegance and grace as she dazzled the audience with her ballerina moves.


Next up were Gestalta and Sophia performing the most traditional shibari show of the night. In this intense and dynamic piece called ‘Circles’ the pair explored the relationship between ritual, shibari and theatre. This was a beautiful and dreamy show is which Gestalta‘s ropes played to Sophia‘s agility and bendiness. The two made the the perfect duo to showcase the magic of shibari to our expectant audience: intensity, connection, sensuality, theatricality, multiple sticking visual shapes. The show came full circle with the two switching roles at the very end bringing the show to a meaningful and powerful closure.

Our third show of the night was provided by the madly creative Glü Wür who definitely stepped out of the box in this incredible piece called ‘Bag’. Glü Wür was our special guest for the night, coming all the way from Barcelona, and she didn’t disappoint! performing entirely inside a  makeshift fabric bag, she taunted the audience and self-suspended before disappearing again into the darkness…

Your can learn more about Glü here and watch a snippet of her performance in video here.


Finally, but definitely not least, we had the pleasure to witness a bit of pure corde lisse magic with professional performance artist Maisy Taylor. Maisy gave us a taste of her creative power with her evocative piece ‘Thirteen’, an intimate rope act exploring innocence and fragility, of a female form that is exposed and awkward, but ultimately free. Maisy awed the audience with the grace and fluidity with which she moved in the air creating dreamy and contorted poses that told a beautiful story.

Our next Soap Box event will be on June 3rd and Gestalta has already booked some fantastic performers that you definitely won’t want to miss… ! Stay tuned for details and ticket release. Our last two events sold out completely so secure your tickets early.

[Photo credit: Anna ‘Bones’]


February Event Photography and Summary.
February Video.

More information at:
https://anatomiestudio.com/thesoapbox/
http://soapboxshibari.com/


 

This Friday at the Soap Box : Shibari meets Circus!

We are very excited to announce that our next Soap Box night is taking place this Friday April 1st and we’ll be marrying shibari with other performative arts such as circus and ballet!

Event listing HERE | Ticket link HERE | More info HERE

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For those of you that missed the February edition you can read our event summary and photoset here and watch a video of the highlights here.

This time, we have a very different set of performances, including self suspension by Chilean artist Glü Wür, a corde lisse show from Circus performer Maisy Taylor, and performances from Anatomie locals Fred Hatt, Noctuelle, Gestalta and Sophia!

The last event was sold out and we were unable to offer tickets on the door, so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment!

We look forward to seeing you all there!

More information:
https://anatomiestudio.com/thesoapbox/
http://soapboxshibari.com/

Event listing HERE | Ticket link HERE | More info HERE

The Soap Box April: Circus meets Shibari!

Hi all,

Our next Soap Box night is taking place on April 1st and we’ll be marrying shibari with other performative arts such as circus and ballet!

The first performer has been announced: GLÜ WÜR is a Chilean artist who lives in Barcelona, where she conducts various studies, the practice of shibari mixed with acrobatic aerial being one of her specialisations.

See here for a video of her work.

“Training and performing with ropes has brought me to many people. Connecting in a different way to what people imagine about bondage. For me it is a very sensual art, rather than sexual; emotional nonverbal communication that delivers confidence through being tied up. Bonding with my play partners is a very enriching experience, and when practicing self bondage or self suspension the adrenaline is so nice, finding control over the pain.”

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Her work has been seen in Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, London, San Francisco/CA and Santiago/Chile.

GLÜ WÜR will be performing a new variation on her show ‘Bag’ that she’s developing for The April Soap Box.

“‘Bag’ is a self suspension about non identity. Stereotypes that tend to pigeonhole people in a certain prejudices. This performance is reminder that every human being is unique and unrepeatable.”

More on GLÜ WÜR on her website: http://gluwur.flavors.me/.

The Soap Event event listing is here.

And tickets can be found here!

More information on the Soap Box can be found here.

See you soon!