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*new* shibari beginner evening class tuesdays in april

Tuesday evening classes for beginners
March: 6,13,20,27
April: 3,10,17,24, 2018
Hours: 8.15 – 10.15pm

The beginner course is directed at learning the basics of Shibari/Kinbaku technique. We start systematically with efficient handling of body, rope, and safety principles. The material contains a wide range of harnesses for floor work. Understanding restriction from the models perspective, but also from the riggers perspective to realise adventurous phantasies or create meditative ties.

Please bring soft clothes and ropes if you have. You can register alone or with a partner.
Costs 20 Euro per person

For details please send a mail to workshops@dasniyasommer.de or PM me on facebook

Level: beginner
Costs: 20 Euro per person
10 class card 160 €
@ Uferhallen Kulturwerkstatt – Wedding. Uferstrasse 8,13357 Berlin. Entrance B6
Call this number in case the door is locked: +49 174 3937049

Photo: Tying with Tamandua

approaching suspension

April 3,10,17,24, 2018 Tuesday 6-8pm
Costs: 20€/person

The main focus of this class are half- and full suspension techniques. Making sure harnesses and suspension lines are safe. Or sculpting the body in the air, branch work and pain management are recurring topics. You need to know the basics (column ties, some floor work and any TK version).

We recommended to attend this class with a regular partner, but not a must. Please let us know if you need one and we can help finding.

Please register at:
+49 174 393 70 49

Address here


open shibari training april

April: Tuesday 3,7,17,24, 2018, 10-12am

This new class is open to all levels of Shibari/Kinbaku. Its an open training space.
Because tying is needs repetition. To become firm in guiding a partner through a rope session there are many skills to practice. Also the model makes an in depth learning process.
The first hour of the workshop we do q&a and I will answer specific technical question. For example if you always wanted to clarify for example how to secure suspension lines, repeat TK or go through the basics. For new input, I will demo one classical, more advanced figure. The second hour is devoted to your own training.

Please register for this class beforehand:
+49 174 393 70 49

Costs are 10 € per person.
Address: Uferhallen Kulturwerkstatt, Uferstrasse 8, 13357 Berlin.

performance nun on the moon



Some weeks ago in Paris at La Gaite Lyrique.  A calm audience. Some curious, but mostly careful. Interesting how it was different from Lyon last autumn. Much more a party crowed in a music festival. Then it was late evening and people got more daring, or more drunk. Not that I suggest, but the more daring the audience ties me, the less expected thing happen.
In Paris people were beautiful but shyer. Guess also the official institutional sight sets a vibe. But for sure, I keep these five shows in a very special place, also cause the technical team was very supportive of Micha and me.

Photos:  Quentin Chevrier documented beautifully here


Performance: Nun on the Moon at Gaȋté Lyrique

Némo festival Paris 9.-11.2.2018
Duration 45 minutes

Nun on the Moon explores the poetry of Japanese Rope Bondage. The power dynamics between the audience and one female, and how Bondage (aka Kinbaku ) can be developed to new forms of performance. Kinbaku is an erotic ritualistic practice which can lead the participants away from everyday self-perception through exposure and emotional intensity.
In part one the performer ties herself. Examining the gaze of the audience, and concepts of beauty involving mutation of her body through restriction. Fusing different cultural aspects like fashion and movement, combined with butoh ballet, and a hybrid sound scape. Part two focusses on the dynamic between the individual and the group. The performer allows the audience to tie her. Sculpting her body with ropes. Unfolding physical creativity and trust/responsibility on both sides. The third part invites voluntary spectators, to be bound and make the shibari experience. The inner perception is often different from the objective perspective of a bondage scene.

Concept and performance: Dasniya Sommer
Sound and assistance: Michaela Bürgle
Light: Cédric Natté
Production: Arte/Tracks, L’Adami, La Gaîté Lyrique

Kiezkantine *Liebe*

Indeed a lovely event with locals from the neighbourhood of the Sophiensaele.

Kiez und Kunst in der Kantine: Rund um die Sophiensæle finden sich auch abseits der Mitte-Klischees lebendige Strukturen, soziales Engagement und vielfältige persönliche Geschichten. Alle zwei Monate öffnen wir die Kantine für den Kiez und laden bei gemeinsam zubereiteter Suppe zu einem Kennenlernen der Nachbarschaft, der Künstler_innen und des Publikums der Sophiensæle ein. Jede Ausgabe wird von einem Thema gerahmt – im Dezember: Liebe!


Mehr Info hier
Fotos: Arne Schmitt

shibari light interm. class – tuesday evenings in february

Tuesday evening classes at intermediate level
February 6,13,20,27, 2018
Hours: 6-8pm

This class is directed at people who are fairly new to shibari/kinbaku, but have a solid knowledge of the basics.
We go through the standard floor ties, body mechanics in rope, and start with simple suspension.

– suspendable TK harness
– safe suspension line on ring and/or bamboo

For more questions please write to workshops@dasniyasommer.de

Level: Light intermediate
Costs: 20 Euro per person
10 class card 160 €
@ Uferhallen Kulturwerkstatt – Wedding. Uferstrasse 8,13357 Berlin. Entrance B6
Call this number in case the door is locked: +49 174 3937049

advanced kinbaku lab in february

Tuesday mornings, February: 6,13,20,27, 2018
Hours: 10am–12am

This weekly class/lab focusses on kinbaku at intermediate-advanced level.

Most participants attend regularly so topics can progressively build. Starting with a power warm up and demo of my current material, I give individual feedback as you are tying. The material contains floor work, dynamic rope play, and half- or full suspension. We often research torsion-sequences or more complex transitions in the air. Its an environment to meet new styles and rope philosophies, and if you like to share your latest invention feel welcome to throw in ideas :)

My approach melts different styles and teachings for more than 10 years. As rigger I started of with Osada Steve, Arisue Go, Kamijoo Saki, Frances d’Ath, Barkas and Kinoko. As model I learned with and am inspired by Kasumi Horai, Iroha Shizuki, Akira Naka and Tamandua.

Haus Sommer is a small dojo located in Uferhallen Kulturwerkstatt in Berlin-Wedding, with 7 suspension-points, bamboo suspension, dance floor, and tea kitchen. Please bring comfortable clothes and ropes if you have.

If you are a beginner and still want to participate, its possible as a model.
(There is a new beginner class in the evening!)
With previous experience you can drop in spontaneously. Please send a short message to  +49 174 393 70 49.
For more questions write to workshops@dasniyasommer.de

Level: Intermediate – advanced
Costs: 20 Euro per person
10 class card 160 €
@ Uferhallen Kulturwerkstatt – Wedding. Uferstrasse 8,13357 Berlin. Entrance B6
Call this number in case the door is locked: +49 174 3937049