Improvisation & Creativity for More Rope Fun Series

22jun(jun 22)19:0029(jun 29)21:30Improvisation & Creativity for More Rope Fun SeriesLGBTQIA+ & FriendsEvent OverVirtual Event19:00 - 21:30 (29) FacilitatorPauline MassimoCategoryshibari


22 (Wednesday) 19:00 - 29 (Wednesday) 21:30 CET





Event Details

Improvisation and creativity are best friends and why not collaborate with both BFFs and create an interesting, deep, and joyful session along the way?

This is an experimental laboratory format, not a formula. Pauline will share their thought when it comes to making a rope session go in different ways: fun but serious, chaotic but steady, surprising but safe(r), challenging but comforting. If you find it hard to improvise, end up always following patterns, or get anxious about being boring…maybe we can unlock that in this workshop series.


Part I: Creative Improvisation on simple but effective Ties (June 22nd, 2022, 7 pm – 9.30 pm)

In this class, Pauline will focus on creativity and improvisation for simple ties, which do not require lots of experience.

Part II: Fucking up Structures (on purpose) (June 29th, 2022, 7 pm – 9.30 pm)

In this class, Pauline will go deeper into improvisational tying by constructing and purposefully deconstructing structures as well as sharing more ideas on tying with props and spacial possibilities.


Event Details

Date & Time:  June 22nd / 29th, 2022, 7 pm – 9.30 pm CET (Berlin time)

Format: workshop

Minimum Knowledge Level: suitable for all levels as long you know single and double column tie, nodome, and some frictions (X and half moon/L friction)

What to Bring: pen & paper, rope, and safety equipment if you want to tie along

Solo or Partnered: any constellation works, if you want to tie along you need a partner

Class recording: Yes. This class will be recorded (only the facilitator, not the participants) and is available for ticket holders for 14 days after the event.


What we will teach

-Safety first “This is your life”.

– Preparation “ Is this what you want?”.

– Can we break the rules? “bad habits”.

– Mental aspects for exploration.

– hands-on exercises for improvisation, tools you might need.

– “The element of surprise”.


Who is this event for?

LGBTQIA+ describes the full spectrum of non-mainstream sexual orientation and/or gender identity, meaning: lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer/fluid,

Friends describes people of any and all kinds of gender and sexual identities who are aware and respectful of the necessity, needs, and boundaries of a queer safe(r) space and its marginalized community.

When you consider yourself a friend you show acknowledgement to and respect everyone’s self-expression and do not assume, presume or project non-consensual ideas onto others. You actively request and use people’s chosen pronouns. You remain mindful that Karada House is first and foremost a space for queer people that you are also invited to attend. You have a genuine concern for the well-being of LGBTQIA+ people and remain in awareness of heterosexual and gender straight privileges.

Friends don’t have to be perfect. None of us are. We request that we all pro-actively work and strive to be good friends and allies to marginalized people.

What else to know?

Solidarity tickets are reduced-price tickets for people who cannot afford the full price. If the soli price is still to high for you, please message us at



Pauline Massimo

Pauline Massimo (they/them) is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from Brazil based in Barcelona, Spain. With more than 11 years of professional experience in the art field from painting, dance, performance art, photography, and Shibari to event curator, space holder, educator, community building, and art director in those few past years. They have been to a vast number of workshops and have equally experienced as a rope model, rigging, and self-tying. Pauline is educated and interested in the broader range that Shibari can provide as a practice, like classic Japanese style as more contemporary mixed styles, they are mostly interested in the mental and physical challenge that this practicum can offer as much as the challenge of creating experiences that adapt for different tastes and capabilities.

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