Addie & Barkas: Beyond Ropes - Masterclass for Advanced Practitioners & Rope Teachers (payment)

02sep(sep 2)11:0003(sep 3)18:00Addie & Barkas: Beyond Ropes - Masterclass for Advanced Practitioners & Rope Teachers (payment)LGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent Over11:00 - 18:00 (3) FacilitatorBarkas & AddieCategoryshibari

Health Guidelines for this Event

Physical Distance Maintained
Event Area Sanitized


2 (Saturday) 11:00 - 3 (Sunday) 18:00



Event Details

In this masterclass, Barkas and Addie will be taking the participants on a journey that goes beyond mere tying. In various sections, we will be looking at the fine details of some advanced techniques, at performances, rope pedagogy, as well as community building, and navigating a fast-paced rope world. This workshop is directed at those who are already proficient in their tying and who are now looking at what to do with that skill.

Please note that participants need to apply for this workshop. An application includes a brief letter of intent (previous experiences, previous teachers, a reason for participating) and a brief video of their tying skills. That video should ideally show the ability to tie a suspension-worthy upper body tie without problems as well as a suspension including locking off up-lines and lowering to the ground. An application should include both partners, i.e. letter of intent, and the video should include both the person tying and the person in ropes. Switching absolutely welcome but for time reasons, not every exercise can be done by both. Short-term changes of partners are possible with a check-in ahead of the workshop.


Event Details

Date & Time:  September 2 & 3, 2023, 11 am-6 pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: workshop (virtual)


Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level: see the explanation for the application

What to Bring: Ropes! Tying partners should be willing to get emotional with each other and explore their bodies as well as their psyche. 

Price: 380 Euros per pair (solidarity price is 300 Euros, limited availability)

Ticket: price is per pair


What we will do:

The tying part of the workshop includes content from
– ranboo
– Yukimura style
– Suspension transition
– General rope – communication techniques
Other parts of the workshop include
– General pedagogy and acquisition of skills. Creating comprehensive content for teaching ropes
– Teaching-consent and teaching consent
– Performance set-ups and the play with the audience
– Creating spaces and community hubs

and more…


Teaching Consent

Everyone is unique. We will show exercises that work for us. If you can’t, for any reason, practice an exercise, let us know and we can offer a workaround. 


What else to know

If you cannot afford this event, please check the ticket option “solidarity” for reduced ticket prices. If that is still too much or they are out of stock, feel free to send us a message via



Barkas & Addie

Barkas and Addie are Vancouver-based rope educators who teach and perform world-wide. Their style is characterized by a focus on the process, interaction, and emotion of a rope scene. Together they run TheSpace2, Vancouver’s first dedicated rope space. Barkas is a bondage artist and writer. They have developed the “Interview Metaphor” as a way of understanding rope bondage and placing focus on the person in ropes, “Ranboo” which is a highly dynamic and stormy way of doing and thinking Kinbaku, as well as the “City of Kinbaku”, a poetics of Kinbaku. Addie is a switch and self-suspension enthusiast. She organizes regular workshops on dynamic self-suspension and versatile education both, for beginners and technically advanced. When co- teaching she focuses on bottoming information and discourse.

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300 – 380 Euros per pair

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