Creative Crab Tie

16feb16:0018:00Creative Crab TieGestaltaVirtual Event16:00 - 18:00 FacilitatorGestalta (they/them)CategoryDay 2,Queerope 2023


(Thursday) 16:00 - 18:00 CET





Event Details

This will be a demonstration of creative possibilities for suspensions/transitions using the crab tie (m-shaped position). Participants can tie along if they like, and ask questions at the end, or just watch the demonstration.



Format: workshop and demonstration

Minimum Knowledge Level: If you want to (tie along) then you need to be confident with suspensions/transitions.

What to Bring:  a bunch of rope, safety equipment, a partner

Solo or Partnered: any constellation if you watch, partnered if you tie

Class recording: yes

This class will be recorded (only the facilitator, not the participants) and is available for ticket holders for 30 days after the event.



Gestalta (they/them)

My approach to shibari has evolved as the result of over a decade of practice on both sides of the ropes and a broad range of influences that I appropriate, mix and develop in my own practice. This has shaped my teaching style into one that seeks to reflect the experience of both tying partners on a deep level. I have a strong belief that shibari should not be prescriptive and encourage students to explore it as a flexible set of tools; adapting each tie to the body of the tied partner, and to their needs and desires within each individual situation. My teaching process aims to enable this by giving students a framework of the fundamental principles behind shibari; including safety efficiency and fluency, but also body awareness, communication, and conscious consideration of their own experiences and motivations.

I absorbed most of my technical rigging style a natural process of observation and experience from inside the ropes of the people I was tied by as a model. In this respect, I have been lucky to have had a broad range of influences.

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