SHIBARI TECHNIQUE MORNING CLASSES September

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Tuesdays : September 5, 12,26  2017
–> NO CLASS ON THE 19TH, I am teaching at EURIX XI

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

We investigate traditional techniques at intermediate level. Most people attend weekly so that the topics can build progressively.
Starting with a dynamic warm up and demonstration, I give individual feedback as you are tying. Besides updating Shibari principals like friction, different versions of column ties, tatkate kote (box tie) and security aspects, it is an environment to meet new styles and rope philosophies. The material contains floor work, one rope play and half- or full suspension. More advanced riggers can develop ‘progressions’ and complex figures in the air step by step. If you like to share your latest trick you are welcome to throw in ideas.

My own teachers over the last ten years were: Kasumi Horai, Kamijoo Saki, Osada Steve, Arisue Go, Tamandua Ropë, Barkas or Kinoko.

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.
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.

KINBAKU STUDY GROUP WITH TAMANDUA

 

tamandua tying dasniya

Highly recommending this study group at Haus Sommer!

Starting 2nd August 2017
Small group – room for 4 couples only!

This is a biweekly study group for students who already have some experience with kinbaku/shibari from workshops or private tuition. Students should have at least fundamental knowledge of suspension work. If you participated in the past terms regular study group this year this is a suitable continuation course!
As a rigger you will be learning more complicated patterns and shapes, have a bit more pressure to learn how to be able to be smooth, safe and quick as well as apply aquired knowledge to improvise and solve problems while tying. You will learn different ways of tying for and during suspension, both static and dynamic.
As a model/bottom you will learn how to manage a bit more intense ties both on the floor and in the air than during more basic level classes. You will also gain knowledge on active bottoming – to make the experience more pleasurable, safe and beautiful.

For this course you need to register in couples. If you are a rigger who can not come with the same partner each time you can still sign up as long as it is not a new partner each time. This is since I hope to see rope partners develope together – not just the riggers!
There will be 7 class opportunities during the term and you can sign up for 3 or 6 classes at a time.

Dates (every second wednesday 18.30-21.30)
Aug 2, 16, 30
Sep 13, 27
Oct 11, 25

For more info and to apply write to Tamandua or email Tamanduaengstrom@gmail.com

If you are new to shibari, he also teaches a beweekly workshop for beginner level in Moabit.

Hamlet at Xplore 2017

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

HAMLET, EINE GHOSTSTORY

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

 

 

SHIBARI TECHNIQUE MORNING CLASSES JULY

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dasniya tying tamandua

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

All WORKSHOPS WITH DASNIYA CONTINUE IN SEPTEMBER. STARTING: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2017.
HAVE A NICE SUMMER! :)

10am-12pm
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)dasniyasommer.de
Or send an sms for spontaneous drop in +49 174 393 70 49.

Premiere Bondage Duell

Last month giving birth to my heart project together with Silke Schönfleisch-Backofen.

BONDAGE DUELL ist eine Begegnung zwischen Lafayette und Grill 2, Potsdamer Platz und Pankstraße, zwischen Ballettsaal und Justizministerium. Man könnte denken, dass es gar kein Duell geben kann, bei diesen so verschiedenen Frauen . Aber dann hat jede ihre eigenen Waffen, mit denen sie gut agieren kann. Es gibt Elemente, die an Kampf , an Competition und an Wrestliing erinnern, es gibt Gewinnen und Verlieren. Aus der Not findet dieses Duell eine eigenartige Form, man muss von einander lernen um sich duellieren zu können. Man muss sich helfen, aufeinander eingehen.
Man muss quasi einswerden mit dem Gegner, das scheint fast zärtlich zu sein oder verliebt. Das Wahrnehmen des anderen, des Gegenübers ist auch das Duell. Beim Duell bleibt die Zeit wie stehen, sie dehnt sich, man hört den Wassertropfen fallen und das Flüstern der Seile. Manchmal gibt es einen Flashback, eine Erinnerung aus der Kindheit, ein intensiver Traum und dann ist man plötzlich zurück in der Manege.

Tanz: Silke Schönfleisch-Backofen
Tanz und Choreografie: Dasniya Sommer
Sound: Martyna Poznanska
Dank an die Techniker der Sophiensaele
Photos: Brian Morrow

SHIBARI TECHNIQUE MORNING CLASSES JUNE

With Dasniya
Every Tuesday : June 13, 20, 27,  2017 –> NO CLASS ON THE 6TH!!!

10am-12pm
Level: Intermediate
Costs: 20 Euro per person
10 class card 160 €
@ Uferhallen Kulturwerkstatt – Wedding. Uferstrasse 8,13357 Berlin. Entrance B
Take this number in case the door is locked: 0174-3937049

The workshop focusses on traditional Shibari technique, basic and intermediate level. Inspired by my teachers Osada Steve, Kamijoo Saki, Arisue Go, Tamandua Ropë. We start with the basics and security principles. Learning initial knots and floor work patterns with a partner. When these principles are set, we approach complex figures and suspension technique step by step. More Info

May Performances & Workshops in Berlin, Bremen, & Lyon

Dear Friends, Bondagisti, Theateristi and Dancers,

a bunch of performances in Berlin, Bremen, and Lyon this month, plus Tuesday mornings Shibari Technique in Haus Sommer.

  1. Bondage Duell, with Silke Schönfleisch at Sophiensæle, May 18, 19, 21
  2. Nun on the Moon, at European Lab, Lyon, May 25
  3. Der besuch der verknallten Dame, with Das Helmi, at Theater Bremen, May 28
  4. Tuesday mornings Shibari Technique, in Uferhallen, Berlin-Wedding May 9, 23, 30
  5. Private & Group Lessons

Enjoy the arrival of spring’s sun!

Dasniya

1. Bondage Duell, with Silke Schönfleisch, at Sophiensæle

As part of the Every Body Festival in Berlin’s Sophiensæle, I am happy to première in Berlin Bondage Duellwith Silke Schönfleisch.

A 178cm tall ballerina and a 114cm small female government official on a tricycle appear on the scene. An uneven fight. The weapons: rope, muscular bodies and a thirst for adrenaline. Using classical dance means and Japanese bondage techniques, Bondage Duell examines physical and social patterns of bonding, empowerment and constraint. A place where cruelty and freedom, fun and curiosity lie closely together.

Dance: Silke Schönfleisch
Choreography & Dance: Dasniya Sommer,

Dates: Thursday 18th, Friday 19th May at 21:00; Sunday 21st May at 19:00
Location: Sophiensæale Kantine
Tickets: 13€ / 8€ (Online tickets)
Kombi-tickets: 18€ / 12€
More info: Sophiensæle

A production by haus sommer in coproduction with Grenzenlos Kultur Theaterfestival and SOPHIENSÆLE. Photo © Holger Rudolph

Dasniya Sommer, Silke Schönfleisch, “Bondage Duell”. At Sophiensæle Berlin
Dasniya Sommer, Silke Schönfleisch, “Bondage Duell”. At Sophiensæle Berlin

2. Nun on the Moon, at European Lab, Lyon

I will be speaker/performer at European Lab 2017 in Lyon in the Nuit Immersive, by Tracks and organised by Adami and European Lab.

Featuring the interactive contributions of a selection of unique and pioneering artists, the Nuit Immersive will be a night like no other. No seats or popcorn-holders, no stages or “fourth walls”, the Nuit Immersive will instead plunge you the public into the heart of the creative process and invite you to move around and explore this interactive performance as best you see fit. Advanced warning: here, the sign clearly states “PLEASE DO TOUCH”!

Date: Thursday, 25th May, starts at 21:30
Location: Les Subsistances • Le Hangar
Tickets: 8€ (Online tickets)
More info: European Lab

European Lab, Lyon — Nuit Immersive
European Lab, Lyon — Nuit Immersive

3. Der besuch der verknallten Dame, Das Helmi & Theater HORA at Theater Bremen

Once more with Das Helmi and Zürich’s Theater HORA, in Theater Bremen’s Festival Mittenmang.

Date: Sunday, May 28th, at 18:30
Location: Kleinen Haus, Theater Bremen
Tickets: 9€ – 20€ (Online tickets)
More info: Theater Bremen, Das Helmi, Theater HORA

4. Tuesday Mornings Shibari Technique in May

The workshop focusses on traditional Shibari technique, basic and intermediate level. Inspired by my teachers Osada Steve, Kamijoo Saki, Arisue Go, Tamandua Ropë. We start with the basics and security principles. Learning initial knots and floor work patterns with a partner. When these principles are set, we approach complex figures and suspension technique step by step.

Dates: Tuesdays, May 9th, 23rd, 30th, 2017 (No class on the 16th!)
Time: 10am-12pm
Level: Intermediate
Costs: 20 Euro per person
10 class card 160 €
@ Uferhallen Kulturwerkstatt – Wedding. Uferstrasse 8, 13357 Berlin. Entrance B
More info: Shibari Technique Morning Classes

Please call when you are in the court yard, in case you don’t find it, or the door is locked: + 49 174 393 70 49.

5. Private & Group Lessons

Of course it’s always possible to arrange another time for private and group workshops, sessions, choreographing ropes for performances, and other long-planned or spontaneous ideas. Drop me a line!

Bamboo Shibari, Dasniya tying Florian
Bamboo Shibari, Dasniya tying Florian

“Bondage Duell” at Sophiensæle

As part of the Every Body Festival in Berlin’s Sophiensæle, I am happy to première Bondage Duellwith Silke Schönfleisch.

A 178cm tall ballerina and a 114cm small female government official on a tricycle appear on the scene. An uneven fight. The weapons: rope, muscular bodies and a thirst for adrenaline. Using classical dance means and Japanese bondage techniques, Bondage Duell examines physical and social patterns of bonding, empowerment and constraint. A place where cruelty and freedom, fun and curiosity lie closely together.

Dance: Silke Schönfleisch
Choreography & Dance: Dasniya Sommer

Dates: Thursday 18th, Friday 19th May at 21:00; Sunday 21st May at 19:00
Location: Sophiensæale Kantine
Tickets: 13€ / 8€ (Online tickets)
Kombi-tickets: 18€ / 12€
More info: Sophiensæle

A production by haus sommer in coproduction with Grenzenlos Kultur Theaterfestival and SOPHIENSÆLE. Photo © Holger Rudolph

Dasniya Sommer, Silke Schönfleisch, “Bondage Duell”. At Sophiensæle Berlin
Dasniya Sommer, Silke Schönfleisch, “Bondage Duell”. At Sophiensæle Berlin