Introduction to Articulation in Rope

08oct19:0022:00Introduction to Articulation in RopeEvent OverVirtual Event19:00 - 22:00 FacilitatorAndrea Rimon (they/them)Categoryshibari


(Friday) 19:00 - 22:00





Event Details

What is articulation?

Something you might be more familiar with than you think. In tying, articulation involves where and how events and arcs begin and end. Articulation is involved in the difference taking an appropriate amount of time for every single action while tying, but also making sure that tying doesn’t become boring, homogenous, and bland. “Articulation,” although often in a different set of terms is what most teachers are thinking about when they tell their students to “slow down.”

Understanding articulation is vital for anyone interested in tying. Although rarely discussed, the ability to break down and analyze movement is one of the most fundamental skills of the practice. Articulation is an important component of any movement analysis.

Drawing on physical theater exercises, Andrea Rimon will help students explicitly identify points of articulation and refine their ability to break down scenes as well as to make intentional choices. This class will be a study on how to make each moment count. In addition to drawing on exercises and techniques from physical theater, we will take a broad theoretical approach that touches on anatomy, linguistics, and semiotics to examine where concepts of articulation align. Taking all of these ideas together, they will explore articulation as the nexus of content and expression, an important and politically charged site of creativity production.

In other words, they will help students identify, grow familiar with, and engage in play with something that is part and parcel of any good tying experience.


Event Details

Date & Time:  October 8, 2021, 7pm-10pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: workshop / demonstration


Language: English

Minimum Knowledge Level:

What to bring: ropes and a partner if you wish to tie along

Solo or partnered? Both is fine. If you wish to tie along, you need a partner (everybody needs a ticket)

Class recording: Yes. The session will be recorded and available for 14 days after the workshop. The participants will not be recorded.


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Andrea Rimon (they/them)

Andrea Rimon is an artist and educator focused on movement, culture, and touch. They have been teaching tying since 2015. In addition to their experience with rope, Rimon draws on their background in physical theater, dance, continental philosophy, gender and sexuality studies. They can be found on Twitter at @TyingUnbound.

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