Rope Artists /fall 2019

Performances @ Rope Artist International XV, Fall 2019

Dasnyia Sommer, Fisherman/Fel in “Blume Blume“ (Berlin)

Andy Buru and Saraa Rei (Stockholm)

Xana and Behapa (Roma/Berlin)

Pictures by Micha Stella.

‘Rope Artists International’ is organized within the larger framework of ‘The European Rigger & Model Exchange’, EURIX, a bi-annual, six-day event, where rope enthusiasts from all over the world gather to develop their skills and share their passion.

Since the focus of EURIX is on creativity and innovation and with the event attracting the most advanced riggers and models from all over Europe, the performance programme features not only artists with high level technical skills but also represents the latest findings of aesthetic and theatrical research related to rope bondage.

Berlin-based choreographer Felix Ruckert, who for nine years directed the now legendary schwelle 7 in Berlin, Wedding, curates a programme that features a selection of the most innovative rope artists on the international scene.

After the official performance program we offer a more casual ‘Rope Bondage Jam’ where you have the possibility to indulge in your own rope adventures or, if you are new to rope bondage, observe the sessions and scenes of the EURIX tribe.

You have never heard of Bondage or Shibari? What can you expect?

More and more people in Europe are enjoying tying or getting tied up, and thus are learning and practising Shibari or Kinbaku, Japanese rope bondage.

Rope bondage is not only spectacular and aesthetically appealing, it also provides thrilling sensations and the pleasures and benefits of touch and intimate encounters. It is a powerful form of playing with body and mind, a practice that deals symbolically with themes such as torture, abuse, restriction, imprisonment, dependency and loss of control. It can be practised on a purely technical level, focussing on knots and patterns, form, design and physics. It can have a focus on emotion, connection, trust and relationship. It can also be approached as an erotic practice, where sensual and/or sexual pleasure is the motivation. And it can be an artistic collaboration aiming for presentation and expression, based on an equal partnership between the person who ties and the person being tied; an emerging art form that infiltrates the stages of the performing arts and fuses dance and theatre with the technical knowledge, virtuosity and aesthetics of contemporary Shibari.

These creations by a new generation of young rope-artists now become the shows that we promote and present at ROPE ARTISTS INTL.

At Holzmarkt25 / Säälchen / Holzmarktstraße 25 / Berlin

Doors: 19:00 Start: 20:00 End: 24:00

20€ Performance & Jam / per evening  (Participants of Eurix get free entry) Tickets only at the door! NO reservations!  There is no dresscode for the event, but we love if you dress-up for this special evening!