PRACTICE

There are always new tools I like to play with in class. For the last two years, after baby pause, it was a lot about an easy performative mind sets while dancing. Or about physical parts like getting the pelvic floor strong again for jumping, or shoulder alignment after hours of bend sitting for nursing. Dreaming of spiral movement patterns, or meditating on more contemporary principles like Klein-Technique for ballet. Experimenting wholesome attitudes while going through the formal shapes. I like the technical side of it, but once letting go of thinking the groove takes over.
My body totally enjoys the classic for the sake of visiting the same old in new (life-) phases. Less for mastering. Adapting and transforming is The process for friendly aging I think.
And, taking the proprioceptive critic by the hand and staying in a somatic conversation. Big thanks to Jo Siska for endless sweaty classes and for opening a creative ballet space in Berlin, Studio für künstlerischen Tanz.

SHIBARI CLASSES SUMMER BREAK

 

Shibari classes at Haus Sommer continue in October: 1 + 8 + 22, 2024.

The course Beginner with Previous Experience is directed at learning the basics of Shibari/Kinbaku technique. We start the class intuitively by following individual impulses with rope. After that, the main part of the evening we focus on systematic management of rope, body handling and safety principles: knots, wrapping and aestetic frictions. The material contains a wide range of harnesses for floor work and simple semi-suspension. It is strongly inspired by shibari works of Japanese artists I learned from over the last fifteen years. There is time to switsch roles to better understand restriction from both the models perspective as well as the complex skill set of the rigger, in order to experience sexy phantasies and meditative ties.

– Please bring soft clothes and ropes if you have.
– You can register alone or with partner. If you want to join alone it’s possible to pair up with each other. We will try to connect single participants a few days befor the workshop, but can’t always guarantee. Many thanks for patience and understanding.
– At the beginning we suggest regular participation and practice to create a solid technical base.
– Costs 30 Euro per person.

Mail: workshops(at)dasniyasommer(dot)de / FB: haussommer / Insta: Kinbaku Haus / WA: +49-174-393 70 49

Hours: 19-21.30h
Costs: 30 Euro per person (max. four couples)

Haus Sommer is at Uferhallen Kulturwerkstatt – Wedding Uferstrasse 8,13357 Berlin. Entrance B6
Call the number above in case the door is locked.
Map here

In the picture: Eliko. Photographed by Werner Amann. Ropes: Dasniya.

The Un-conference / Queer Rope Festival Berlin

Looking forward to teach two workshops at the Un-conference/ Queer Rope Festival by Karada House

14.9.2023  – ‘Forrest’
The workshop focuses on creating a tying session for trios (co-topping). We begin with a demonstration using intermediate-level ties and upline technique. As there is no obligation to strictly follow a pattern participants are invited to work on individual levels and intensities which feel appropriate to the constellation. Exercises will include playful tools for moving and restricting the partner in space. And for timing, allowing sadistic fantasies to gradually unfold, as well as care impulses to build a session-like scenery.
We will include objects and organic materials such as stones, green or dry leaves, and plants/roots. Some material will be provided, but if possible please bring it along as well.
Teaching assistants: Gloria and Jonas.

15.9.2023  – ‘Dreaming’
This light intermediate technique class is for people who like to give their shoulders a rest from classical box harnesses. The hands front position allows for a longer, sexy play sessions on the floor without stressing nerves. To add intensity the lower body can lightly be suspended.
Model: Eliko.

For festival tickets go here.

Shibari class April + May

Tuesday April 18+25, 2023
Tuesday May 23, 2023

The course Beginner with Previous Experience is directed at learning the basics of Shibari/Kinbaku technique. We start systematically with efficient handling of body, rope, and safety principles (knots, wrapping and friction). The material contains a wide range of harnesses for floor work. Understanding restriction from the models perspective, and the complex skill set of the rigger, to create erotic phantasies or a meditative tie.
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Foto: workshop presentation @HBK Braunschweig

Shibari Class February/March

Tuesday February 21, 2023
Wednesdays March 8 + 22, 2023

The course Beginner with Previous Experience is directed at learning the basics of Shibari/Kinbaku technique. We start systematically with efficient handling of body, rope, and safety principles (knots, wrapping and friction). The material contains a wide range of harnesses for floor work. Understanding restriction from the models perspective, and the complex skill set of the rigger, to create erotic phantasies or a meditative tie.

SHIBARI CLASSES DECEMBER

December 20th 2022

The course Beginner with Previous Experience is directed at learning the basics of Shibari/Kinbaku technique. We start systematically with efficient handling of body, rope, and safety principles (knots, wrapping and friction). The material contains a wide range of harnesses for floor work. Understanding restriction from the models perspective, and the complex skill set of the rigger, to create erotic phantasies or a meditative tie.

In the picture: Eliko.