Andrea Ropes and Chiara Fenice – Announcing presenter

Andrea and Chiara are play partners since about 3 years.

Chiara Fenice starts with and out of curiosity to approach the Shibari 6 years ago, then discovering a real passion. She began her journey attending the Italian scene, participating in courses, meetings and workshops, lending herself as a model and becoming increasingly aware of her role in ropes. Since 3 years she is collaborating with Andrea Ropes during his workshops around the world.

Photo: Photoptarmosis

Andrea Ropes is an Italian rigger based in Bologna with more than a decade of experience in Japanese bondage. Since the beginning of 2015 he has become professionist and is often in Japan to learn new techniques, to be able to share them during his shows and teach them through private lessons, courses and workshops around Italy and Europe.

A purely erotic vision of ropes, combined with an excellent use of the techniques learned and expertly mixed, create his unique style. Fluid, eclectic and eccentric are adjectives that can fully describe him during his shows. What characterizes him as a teacher are the great passion, the scrupulous technical preparation and the flexibility that allows him to adapt the type of teaching to the different needs of the students.

Initially self-taught, he later studied with great masters such as Kanna Nawashi, Haruk Yukimura, Hajime Kinoko, Otonawa, Bingo Shigonawa, Bob Ropemarks, etc. Current President of the BDSM Bologna Project, where he takes care of and manages courses and workshops dedicated to the ropes, he remains very active in the international scene as a performer and educator.

Find out more about Andrea at his website, Instagram and FelLife.

Workshops

Advanced Transition

(Workshop level: L3, registration required)

Transitions are definitely beautiful and scenic to be seen but overall are very stimulating for the bottoms, because they are challenged by setup changing and new sensations. Do you accept the challenge? In this short course I will show you different transitions you can learn and deal with, some simpler, others more complex and hard for those who are tied. In case of special needs we will see how to adapt the sequence.

Participants must be able to tie up a good TK and know how to safely close the suspension lines.

Please bring with you at least 4 extra biners.

Strappado in suspension

(Workshop level: L3, registration required)

Are you a strappado lover as we are? Good! We’ve studied this quick workshop for people who want to know how to use at best the strappado in suspension.
Depending on the various typologies and styles we will see how to tie the suspension lines to the tie and how to use them to create estetically pleasing shapes.

We will also analyze any problems related to the suspension and / or the binding itself.

Hojo hishi takate kote

(Workshop level: L2-3)

Marilyn was singing “Diamonds are girl’s best friend!”, so why don’t you learn how to tie your partner in this full suspendable diamonds takatekote pattern?

Aren’t you bored to tie always the same takatekote? Spice things up with a couple of variation in this tie to give your partner some more challenge

Minimum requirement: normal knowledge about TK.