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New! Evening Bondage (Shibari) Beginner class


Bondage (Shibari) beginner class in Berlin -Wedding 18- 20h
Starting this week Tuesday 21. + 28. November
Everybody welcome, bring soft clothes and ropes if you have.
Costs 20 Euro per person
You can come alone or with a partner
For details write to workshops(at)dasniyasommer.de
Best wishes Haus Sommer
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Open Kinbaku Lab – November

November: 7,14,21,28 , 2017
Hours: 10am-12am

Level: 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: 0174-3937049

This regular workshop/lab focusses on kinbaku at intermediate level. Most participants attend weekly so the topics can build progressively.
Starting with a power warm up and demo of my current research, I give individual feedback as you are tying. Besides updating safety principals like friction or versions of gote (box tie), this class is an environment to meet new styles and rope philosophies. The material contains floor work, dynamic one rope play, and half- or full suspension. We often research tortion-sequences and complex figures in the air.
If you like to share your latest invention you are welcome to throw in ideas :)

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

More Info

Haus Sommer is a small dojo located in Uferhallen Kulturwerkstatt in Berlin-Wedding, with 7 suspension-points, bamboo suspension, dance floor, and a tea kitchen. Please bring comfortable clothes and ropes if you have.
If you are a beginner and still want to participate, or if you have other questions please write to workshops(at)dasniyasommer.de
If You have previous experience you can drop in spontaneously. Please send a short message to  +49 174 393 70 49.

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: tamanduaengstrom@gmail.com or workshops@dasniyasommer.de

Performance: Der Besuch der Verknallten Dame

Just coming back from Festival Grenzenlos Kultur at Staatstheater Mainz. Dancing in Der Besuch der verknallten Dame with Theater HORA und das Helmi.
As always its somewhat transforming to perform with the HORA’s, Seeing Gianni starting to play the flute. Julia resonating fortune being freshly married, and Matthias Grandjean the most charismatic Hora with some higher knowledge.
Feels like we keep growing together!

Thanks Conny and Solene for pics!