Yoroï Nicolas – Announcing perfomer
Performer, Photograph, Presenter, Rope Expert, Corporal Artist
Rigger since 1998, Presenter&Performer since 2011
I lived and studied during 4 years in Tokyo Japan
I aim to develop an harmonious Kinbaku practice which emphasize human and evidence.
Movement, putting into motion, posture, unveiling our emotions, organic aesthetics and construction, searching for and exploiting paradoxes… these are my main tools and lines of research.
This pratice takes roots in my knowledge of the classical Japanese culture, Aïkido, massage and Arisue Go’s Kinbaku. It had since fed on the influences of other artists such as Kazami Ranki, Felix Ruckert, Otonawa Sensei, Shadow, Kasumi Hourai and Pedro…
Everything began in 1997 by studying Aïkido. It will then become the foundation for my Kinbaku (but also a life guide): work about harmony, centre and posture. Therefore my Aïkido prism enabled me to comprehend the Japanese culture and philosophy, and became my first line of work and evolution.
At that time, I also improved my touch and my body knowledge through massage. I afterwards broadened this practice by travelling to Thailand (Chang Mai) in 2011. There I studied thai massage as well as biomechanics and trigger points in several schools leading to official qualifications.
As for my passion for tying plays, it started in an ingenuous way while I was a child. But the first images of Japanese bondage I saw on the net back in 1998 were like evidence clashing. My discovery path then was slow and tasty: first tie in 1999, followed by the preparation of ropes, the purchase of books in Japan. In 2008 I meet Arisue Go and start a classical study of Kinbaku.
Nicolas has a website yoroishibari.net.