ROPE ARTISTS INTL.
Performance program during EURIX No XVI / spring 2020
Thursday, April, 9th and Friday, April, 10th at 8pm / doors open 7pm
at Holzmarkt 25 / Säälchen / Holzmarktstraße 25 / Berlin
‘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.
For the spring edition 2020 we are very proud to present the german premiere of
by Tamsin Shasha and Maisy Taylor
“I’m not just an object. I’ve made a choice. To be here, to be tied, and… not to deny my sexuality.”
An art curator discovers that her daughter has amassed over 50,000 followers by posting semi-naked images of herself on Instagram. Is this freedom of expression or exploitation and what is the difference? When does art become pornography and vice versa? How does a mother protect her daughter and when does protection become control?
Set against a backdrop of shifting generational attitudes to empowerment, feminism and sexuality and fusing theatre and aerial work with the erotic art of Japanese rope bondage – shibari, Everything I See I Swallow is a fascinating exploration of epic themes in an intimate setting.
Swallow has just returned from a highly successful run at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it won 2 awards: the prestigious Fringe First award, awarded by The Scotsman newspaper for innovation and outstanding new writing, and the Broadway World award for best circus/physical show. Swallow is touring during September, October and November 2019 – See the tour page for dates.
Commissioned by The Lowry and supported by Arts Council England, Caterham School and Actors Of Dionysus.
web links EVERYTHING I SEE I SWALLOW:
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!
spring 2018: Barkas & Addie/ Nicolas Yoroi & Pia Peach/ Gorgone & Rosita/ Pilar LaOtra & Nehra Stella & floZif/ Alex Mino, Rosalie, Tifereth, Mad, Benoit des Cordes, Lahtnor (chor:Felix Ruckert)
automn 2018: Falbala Ropes/ Elena Zanzu
spring 2019: Alex & Lilly (chor: Stefano Taiuti)/ Alex Mino & Lello Li (chor: sunstrider/ Boris Mosafir & Human Chuo
automn 2019: XaNa & Behepa/ Andy & Saara Rei & Ambient Rage/ Dasniya Sommer & Fel/Fisherman