Performance: Siegfried

End rehearsals of Monstertrucks Siegfried in Sophiensaele starting tomorrow. This beautiful theatre seems to be my new home for performances this year. Feeling lucky about it!
It’s more of a dance performance giving me the experience of depersonalisation or being unindividualised by performing from inside a tamagotchi. Physically sweaty and challenging but extremely relaxing being invisible.

Opening night: Thursday November 2, 2017, 8pm at Sophiensaele
More shows: Nov 3-5
And Nov 10th at Ringlokschuppen, Mühlheim

Turquoise Dress

For 1,5  years I get tied by Tam now and I love it! Only I don’t understand, that suddenly some people don’t see me anymore as rigger. Which I did for the last 10 years and continue to like and develop.
I doubt this would happen as quickly to male riggers. But seems that perception of women in rope is still so common and natural that its easier to keep it like that. Intolerable!

Nevertheless I much enjoy hanging out in pure Kinbaku ties. Thanks Tam for all the beautiful struggle 🌸💀🌸

Kinbaku and Sex

When: October 22. 2017
From 1 – 7pm
Costs: 150 €

This workshop is about tying for arousal and how to combine shibari and sex.

We will manage both practical and psychological aspects surrounding the topic of sex and shibari. The ties taught during this class are not only chosen out of practical reasons but also with the intention of being erotically interesting in themselves. In other words, this is not just a workshop about “bondage that is easy to fuck your partner in” but the idea is to cater also to those with a sexual interest in the rope play in itself. Apart from going through some specific ties we will talk about different approaches to sex in kinbaku and how one can build up an arousing session. An example is how the aesthetics of the tie play part in attraction and setting the tone of the scene.

Dasniya and Tamandua like to explore poetic extremes with ropes. While their background in kinbaku differs a lot they both share a strong interest for the aesthetically creative and emotionally ambiguous side of the practice.
Tamandua is rigger with a wide variety of influences. His style draws heavily on erotically tormenting rope to create visually and emotionally alluring scenes.
Dasniya has done a lot of work and research connecting shibari with fields such as dance and performing arts. She is especially fascinated by the dramatic potential and playful complexity of kinbaku.

**6 hour workshop with room for 4 couples only! **

For registration:
Participants have to register in couples. To make the most out of the workshop you should sign up with a partner whom you are comfortable doing intimate type of rope play with. Riggers need prior experience in shibari/kinbaku. Not all content but some ties will require basic knowledge about suspension to be able to follow.

For more information and registration please write an email to: or

Hamlet at Xplore 2017

Freitag & Samstag 15.7.2017 um 20-21.30h beim Xplore Festival 2017
-> Alte Börse Marzahn


Ein dramatisch getanztes Kinbakudrama mit Dasniya Sommer und Florian Loycke

Hamlet ist der Held der sich in ausweglosen Situationen immer wieder behaupten kann. Durch Spannungsverlagerung, durch Träumen, durch Variationen seiner psychischen Energie. Auch wenn die Restriktionen immer fieser werden und immer mehr nachgelegt, immer mehr Sinne zugedeckt werden, er findet die kleine Drehung, die Achse auf der er tanzen kann ohne sich selbst aufzugeben, oder indem er sich selber auf und hingibt.Wir wollen erzählen wie er um seine Geliebte Ophelia gekämpft hat und was im Schlafzimmer seiner Mutter geschah. Und wie sich ein Spiel um sein oder nicht sein entspinnt.
Vielleicht ist Hamlet ein Mädchen. Und Ophelia der Geist. Und die alten Freunde sagen die Wahrheit. Und die Stubenfliege kann sprechen. Und was zählt als Beweis für einen Mord oder für die Wirklichkeit? Aber auch: wer manipuliert wen, wer hängt in wessen Netz und kann es einen Sieger geben? Es ist die Geschichte, die passiert, wenn der Vorhang fällt.

Dauer ca 30-40 Minuten.
Produktion: Haus Sommer
Dank an: Theater Oldenburg, Ballhaus Ost




dasniya tying tamandua

Tuesdays : July 4, 11,  2017 –> NO CLASS ON THE 18 and 25TH!!!


Level: Intermediate
Costs: 20 Euro per person
10 class card 160 €
@ Uferhallen Kulturwerkstatt – Wedding. Uferstrasse 8,13357 Berlin. Entrance B6
Take this number in case the door is locked: 0174-3937049

This workshop is a shibari research group open to rope nerds and those who want to be :)
We investigate on traditional techniques at intermediate level, and develop it further. Most people attend weekly so the topics are building on another. Dropping in is fine with previous experience.
Besides updating shibari principals such as column ties and different versions of Tatkate Kote (box tie), it is an environment to investigate new patterns, principals and bondage philosophies. Which I studied at international workshops, and from working with rope artists for more than ten years. For example: Kasumi Horai, Kamijoo Saki, Osada Steve, Arisue Go, Tamandua Ropë, Barkas or Kinoko.
Mostly I demonstrate a harness or an idea and then give individual tips and tricks as you are tying. If you like to share your rope news you are welcome to throw it in.

The workshop starts with a short power warm-up and a single rope exercises. Continuing with floor work, half- or full suspension patterns. More advanced riggers can approach progressions and complex figures in the air step by step.
More Info

Haus Sommer is a dojo located in Uferhallen Kulturwerkstatt in Berlin-Wedding, with 7 suspension-points, dance floor, and a tea kitchen.
If you are a beginner and still want to participate, or if you have other questions please write to workshops(at)
Or send an sms for spontaneous drop in +49 174 393 70 49.