Rope Tales is pleased to present thir first hashira workshop in Milan.
Hashira shibari is intense from both a physical and an emotional standpoint.
The body will be challenged in serious predicaments, and the mind will experience a joirney throgh the different archetypes associated with being tied to a wooden post.
Via Giulietti 8
Saturday and Sunday
October 21 and 22 2023
10.00 – 17.00
Hashira is an iconic prop in Japanese bondage pictures and movies. Practitioners all over Europe are fascinated by the old school aesthetics of a body tied to a wooden post. The fascination of the psychlogical archetypes associated with it, is also undeniable. At the same time, most people tend to reproduce harnesses and shapes to improve rope and body handling skills, as well as their ability to bind an aesthetically pleasing tie. While this endeavor is necessary to enjoy a satisfying session, it is also worth exploring the possibilities of simple ties offering more space for playful sessions.
During this workshop we will differentiate the exercises, on the one hand trying to improve riggers’ hard skills, with a special attention to rope and body handling, using technical ties and formal shapes; on the other hand we will also propose ties that can actually be used in elegantly crude ways.
Most exercises will be full suspensions, but also some partials will be taught.
Solid TK – any style
Smooth and safe suspension lines management
Confidence in suspension sessions
We will evaluate individually any applicant before allowing subscription.
You might be requested to send pictures or videos of your bondage.
During this workshop we will train:
- Body handling: joints manipulation, weight distributon
- Body handling: transitions in hashira ties
- Multiple lines management
- Predicament build up and maintenance
- Adapting ties to session context requirements
- Tension management
We will use a stemless gote. Understanding its structure is important for following the workshop. Those who decide to join, despite not being used to tie a stemless gote, must be ready to adapt the ties.
The main risk associated with hashira is line entanglement, resulting in impossibility of fast bail out in case of emergency. It is crucial for every rigger to be fast and proficient in line management.
Depending on the level of participants, some ties will be varied and transformed into new shapes. Variations are didactically skill-oriented, and participants will improve rope and body handling while experimenting with new ties.