Touch: The Language of Shibari (3 classes/series)

Together Hobby Workshop is hosting a seminar on the evolution of shibari, where you can learn about its origins, development, culture, aesthetics, role in media, and more. Class will be taught by Gandalf in English and starts at 7.30pm; please arrive 10 minutes early. Doors close at 7.45pm with no refunds if late.
2022-02-14

Touch: The Language of Shibari (3 classes/series)

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Shibari and Movement Workshop
Each one of us is embedded in rhizomic networks of meanings and relationships, thus to be a person is to be with others. At a time when emotional and physical isolation is abound, how do we (re)connect withe other and embrace them with care and attention?

This workshop series is a fun and interactive exploration of “being with each other”. Over three sessions, we will exercise different ways of seeing and communicating with each other through an embodied language. The goal is not to teach a set of techniques, but to create a safe(r) space where one could see and be seen.


What is Shibari?
Shibari involves consensual tying of the human body. Originally developed as part of the adult culture during post-war Japan, Shibari has since grown into a diverse practice embraced by practitioners from around the globe. Its unique aesthetics can now be seen in various works of fashion, installation, stage performance, and digital media.

In this workshop, we will explore a new style of tying that suits most people. Infusing elements from various styles of dance and theatre with traditional Shibari techniques, we will study a new body language that focuses on attentive and empathetic communication between people. Through various dance, movement, and tying exercises, we will experiment with different ways of listening and communicating with each other.

lass Schedule
Each class will feature a combination of discussions, movement exercises, and tying exercises.
Lesson 1:Safety
2022-02-14(Mon)7:30PM  
Building a safe(r) space for (re)connection

Lesson 2: Vulnerability
2022-02-21(Mon)7:30PM
Becoming accessible to hearing and being heard

Lesson 3: Fluidity
2022-02-28(Mon)7:30PM
Moving each other through movement 


Instructor : Gandalf

Gandalf is a Shibari artist and instructor. Before leaving academia, they were trained as a cognitive scientist. They are the organizer of the body art platform KinkyFeminist, as well as a teacher of artistic expression and cognitive science.

Gandalf teaches a style of tying that is communicative, attentive, and empathetic. They have taught over 50 shibari workshops around the country and given various talks on the histories and cultures of rope. Their teaching philosophy was presented at the first Sinophone Queer Art conference at Zurich University. Currently, Gandalf started the Kinbaku Theatre initiative, which aims to incorporate Shibari into theatrical productions.

Selected Works:

Kinbaku Theatre Productions:
Departures (2021)
Becoming (2021)
All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (2021)
The Space Between Us (2021)
Shibari Consultant for Experimental Theatre:
Tiny Loves (2020)
Fillette (2021)

Performances:
Inhabit (2020)
Luna (2021)
Rose (2021)

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