Team

Ropes do not tie peoples, Peoples tie Peoples

Yoroï Nicolas

Owner // Performer // Presenter
Nicolas as been practicing ropes for more than 20 years. His works come from his study of Japanese Kinbaku/Shibari as well as from his different body practices : Aikido, Thai Massage, Contact-improvisation, System A.
He lived in Japan for 4 years, where he met his master Arisue Go.
He also had studied with Kinoko, Ottonawa, Kazami ranki, Felix Rucker, Shadow, Pedro, Petter Amalion… and did many workshop/exchange with other presenter.

His style is generally describeb as minimalist & organic while in Motion.

Sarura Deborah

Presenter // Performer // Helper
Deborah Sarura has been a rope model, performer and rigger for 7 years. She is exclusively working with Nicolas Yoroï and she became co-teacher 4 years ago. She put in her practice 25 years of horse riding, which she has praticed at a competition and professional level, s well as 10 years of studying physical training.

She sees ropes as a way to explore her body and her emotional management. Life has challenged her to explore modelling further than just strength and pain endurance. She has therefore developed an active way of modelling, both physically and mentally as a way to offer more possibilities to her rigger.

Active modelling enables her to fully take part in the dialogue of ropes, and has played a major role in the development of Dance with Ropes.

Vergas

Helper

After seeing shibari pictures on the internet during years, Vergas decided to try as soon as he heard about a new place to practice in Brussels.
It is in February 2015 he joined for his first jam and discovered the Yoroi ryu.
He felt in love with the paradox of this Art: Chaotic but Safe and Precise, Constraining but Dynamic, Public but Intimist, Control of the other but Control of yourself.
Mostly rigger, Vergas was tied a few times to understand this dynamic from both sides of the ropes and to exchange a different way with some of his partners.

Heim rigson

Helper // Performer

Nobuyoshis Araki’s Pictures led me to my first Shibari Jam at Yoroi’s in 2016
I’ve been a weekly practicioner since then.
Doing ropes for me is so rich I sometimes end up not going forward, confused by the possibilities,
but if I had to pick 3 notions essential to my ropes they would be:
Expression, authenticity, and dance.

Klaudia

Helper //performer

I’ve been active in the dojo since 2017 as a model, but I do enjoy tying ppl from time to time. I do like ropes because I see them as a personal challenge and a way to grow and learn.
I’m very glad to be a part of the team and help develop that wonderful space.

Zeryl

Helper // Performer // Presenter

It’s been three or four years that i practice at Yoroï-dojo. I really like the atmosphere and the way of Yoroï ryu, that others disciplines as contact dance, martial art(…) can be use in our practice.

All the team members experienced both sides of the ropes.
Each of us may have a dominant role but we consider that experiencing both is valuable to our understanding and art

Special Guest

Elroy

Elroy

If you are looking for the one in charge, it’s not him, far too lazy for that. But if if you would like to meet the Boss, don’t look any further, you got him.
He may enjoy watching you play, especially if one of you is suffering or struggling : life is more enjoyable with some intense interaction. He may also ask for your attention. But please if you play with him never forget to be soft and nice with him, it’s the Boss!

Monique

Monique

Yep, if you are French you can think about…. But Monique has been my friend since the beginning of my journey as an intenational presenter. Such long story is valuable for me. She is part of the Kamiza and sometimes part of art projects. Something inside her gives a direction to my work in fact.

One of my ex partner offered her to me to train when I am alone. It was almost never the case, but she does a good job on that matter since I tie up people and not objects. As beautiful as an object is, my interest resides in people. So she is kind of a negative symbol of what I am looking for.

On another hand, her classical beauty is “broken”, but still present in another way. She does present still very well the “classical” beauty (which has to be feminine in our society….). It’s maybe inside this idea that I find the positive symbolism of the dojo : you can be what you are, classical or else, we will anyway look to get something outside of you, and because it will come from research and sensibility it will always be uniquely beautiful.

(obviously, here was Yoroï Nicolas speaking, or telling bullshit, whichever you prefer)

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