Movement in the City of Kinbaku

08nov20:0022:00Movement in the City of KinbakuLGBTQIA+ & FRIENDSEvent OverVirtual Event20:00 - 22:00 FacilitatorBarkas & AddieCategoryshibari


(Sunday) 20:00 - 22:00





Event Details


In Barkas’ approach to rope, what one does with rope is not as important as knowing how or why one does it. In the end, the aim is to move each other’s hearts. Thus, it seems almost obvious to make movement a big part of a rope scene. In Barkas’ City of Kinbaku, there are three modes of physical movement with the idea to move one’s partner emotionally.

A poetic journey to and through Barkas’ metaphorical city of Kinbaku, Barkas and Addie guide participants through some of the many meanings with which rope can be imbued. We discuss communication via ropes, movement with ropes, and space in the context of ropes. This journey includes very simple techniques and more elaborate ones alike. Participants will get a deep insight into the philosophy and technique of Barkas’s and Addie’s work. We encourage all levels to participate and not to be afraid of challenges.

This class is 120min long with time to practice the exercises and Q&A.


Event Details

Date & Time:  November 8th: 8pm-10pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: workshop & discussion (virtual)


Language: English, translation into German can be provided

Minimum Knowledge Level: A good understanding of single column ties, experience with basic floor work, the ability to tie an upper body harness. We encourage all levels to participate and not to be afraid of challenges.

What to Bring:  if you want to tie along you need a minimum of 8 ropes, safety gear, space, a partner, a hard point

Solo or Partnered:  both, you need a partner to tie along but witnessing and observing will also teach you lots!

Class recording: yes, participants will not be recorded. The recordings will be available for 14 days after the class


What we will teach:

The three concepts of movement: Archimedes, Peter Pan, and Elephant.


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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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