december, 2020

05decAll Day06Intensive : RopuNawa & FreyaHellesdim(All Day) 28 quai du commerceType:MasterClass,Workshop


Event Details

RopeFusion – combining different styles to create something new, exciting or unique.

Shibari has a lot diffrent forms and styles. By combining them we are able to create new stuff to our repertoire. However, to successfully implement such combinations, riggers first need to understand the single components of the tie, their original purpose as well as mechanics. We will further dive into in which instances we can well and safely combine different elements as well as into caveats for doing so.
In the second part, we will explore minimalism, body mechanics, and how to lock certain body parts in combination with breath play for floor and suspension. There will be special emphasis on tackling the emotional and connective part while we are tying.

For the workshop, the background (style/school) of the participants will not be very important. However, it is of paramount importance that both models and riggers have suspension experience and are open for an non-normative and non-dogmatic approach to tying.


RopuNawa first encountered Shibari/Kinbaku in 2008 at a performance in Australia. This performance stayed with him on his way back to Switzerland, where he bagan his own journey with the rope. He formed the foundation from Osada Steve’s style, which was taught in switzerland at that time. However, he did not stay with this one style, but was inspired by many other teachers. For RopuNawa, there is not one way to tie, but the heart of his style lies in the need of his model. These needs can be as diverse as the individuality of the people themselves, and through the diversity of his style, he can best respond to his partners needs and wants. He appreciates the non verbal connection, that he can create with each tying partner.

The aesthetics he picked up while first getting to know Akira Naka’s style, who influenced him early on. While Naka still accompanies him today, Tifereth has inspired him on this path for the last 2 years as well.

Yoroi was another of his great first influences, who’s style gave RopuNawa’s taste for less is more space to develop. Yagami Ren also influenced him in this direction.

Today RopuNawa unites parts of all these styles in his personal rope art, which he lives and teaches in his dojo in Basel, as he continues to travel the world, giving workshops and getting inspired by his old teachers and new encounters.


Freya’s first experience with rope was in Hamburg in 2015 with Matthias Grimme. Because of her fascination with communication through the body, beyond all algorithms, she was repeatedly drawn to Shibari, whereby she explored and deepened both, the intensity and the various dynamics with her partner. Furthermore, immersing herself into the art of bondage offers her an important platform for personal expression. The continuing passion has offered her the possibility to travel internationally as a model for workshops, shootings and performances since 2018.

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Intensive : RopuNawa & FreyaHellesdim september 2020

For a pair

Price 200,00

How many tickets? - 1 +


december 5 (Saturday) - 6 (Sunday)


Yoroï Dojo 2.0

28 quai du commerce


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