Sat, Oct 23 | Espacio Nos

Barkas & Addie: City of Kinbaku

Intensive 2 days workshop with Barkas & Addie in-house at Espacio Nos (Barcelona, Spain) for intermediate/advanced couples.
Barkas & Addie: City of Kinbaku

TIME & PLATFORM

Oct 23, 10:00 AM GMT+2 – Oct 24, 6:00 PM GMT+2
Espacio Nos, Passatge de Sant Benet, 6, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

EVENT DETAILS

Intensive 2 days workshop

City of Kinbaku by George Barkas and Addie Tahl (Vancounver, Canada).

Bio:

Barkas and Addie are Vancouver-based rope educators who teach and perform worldwide. Their style is characterized by a focus on the rope scene's process, interaction, and emotion. 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.

Event details:

A poetic journey to Barkas’ metaphorical city of Kinbaku. Barkas and Addie are picking up the participants and guide them through the many meanings rope can be filled with. 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 for mixed levels as long as requisites apply, the main idea is to work with a less common framework for this class which we will fixate less on patterns and sequences, but more on the concept and personal growth of each participant. Therefore, they will not focus on specific tying patterns details but more on deepening in each couple's journey guided by Barkas and Addie, taking as a base their style essence and framework to help participants build their own way. This workshop is ideal for people who identify as rope bottom/rope models, riggers, and switchers who want to share this journey.

Date, time a place:

October 23-24, 2021, 10:00 - 18:00

A long break of an hour and a half and short breaks during the class. Only possible to book both days for a full experience.

The workshop will take place in Espacio Nos, this is a presence-based event in Barcelona, Spain.

Requisites:

A good understanding of single column ties, basic experience with suspension lines, and knowing how to make a sustainable chest harness (with or without hands).

What to bring:

Ropes, at least 8 pieces. If you don't have enough ropes, you can get some at Learn Shibari or Espacio Nos. 

Food and snacks for the class days, comfortable clothes that you can move and play in, curiosity, questions and an open mind.

Public:

For couples/duos, the class cost is a total of two people. Tying partners should be willing to get emotional with each other and explore their bodies as well as their psyche, open for feedback and communication.

We are putting tickets priority for folks part of the LGBTQIA+ collective, women/femmes, BIPOC, and other socio-economically marginalized folks.

Value:

Tickets for people part of the LGBTQIA+ collective, women/femmes and BIPOC, have a discounted price for couples on both days.

Regular tickets for allies are 450€ for couples on both days.

Booking:

Please fill the event-form to apply for a spot on this workshop. If we accept your application, you will receive an email with all the info on how to make a reservation and more details, which means full payment of the ticket to guarantee the spot. We do not save spots for unpaid or half paid tickets. The first people to be accepted and paid in order until filling all the limited spots for this workshop.

Language:

Barkas and Addie will be teaching in English and we will have 1-2 folks translating during the class to Spanish to those who are not fluent in English. We do not provide translations for other languages.

Teaching consent:

Everyone is unique. We will show exercises that work for us. If you can’t, for any reason, practice an exercise, let us know and we can offer a workaround.

More info:

Note that if you are from abroad Barcelona you must make sure your travel and stay are all sorted, and take into account that restrictions might change over time. You must show proof of vaccination to attend this class or have a less than 24 hours negative test for covid-19. Masks are still mandatory and might be mandatory for October and some other restrictions might change until then, which they will be applied.

Please let us know if you have any questions.