In this workshop we will discuss the game of standing dances while talking about looking for your inner child, and how to create a bright, positive, and fun game. Exercises on improvising patterns by creating a logic of creation, or on how to manage the technical problems with joy and fun, how to play with little technique are one of our main focuses. We also concentrate on managing the imbalance of both partners. Another part of this workshop deals with topics such as managing the emotional impact of a session on each of the partners and how to create good sustainable communication between regular/intimate partners.
We ask you to come with a partner with whom you like to play and have fun. One doesn’t need torture or semenawa to create very intense situations, both emotionally and physically. Thus, good physical condition and management of one’s balance is important.
Mino and Lello Li came into contact with shibari a few years ago. In the beginning she rather bottomed and he rather topped, then little by little the boundaries of passive/active disappeared.
Mino is a professional circus artist, dancer, and performer for more than a decade. Soon after discovering ropes, he felt the desire to combine the aesthetics and techniques of shibari with circus scenes and theater. On the road he met the Bdsm, the kink, and the trance power of a rope scene.
Lello Li came in contact with shibari in Berlin at Schwelle 7, for a long time THE European place for shibari, kink and sex-positive culture. She had the chance to participate in many workshops and to become familiar with many approaches, styles and philosophies. She began to perform for different collectives in Berlin. For them, the ropes and shibari are a source of inspiration, both as a means of communication with one’s partner and one’s own body, as well as to tell stories and play with the limits of the body or to interact with their own inner child. Since they met at Eurix (Berlin), they draw their joint inspiration for shibari from dance, influenced by both partners, borrowing drama techniques from the theater, clown, and primal play where everyone is active. The notion of active/passive is lost, everyone influences the game that becomes one “togetherness”.
Performance* during SpaceTime on Friday, March 15th 8pm
Saturday, March 23rd 11am-6pm
Sunday, March 24th 11am-6pm
The ticket for one pair is $370CAD (Tax included)
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*included for workshop participants