Fundamentals of Japanese Rope is a two-month series designed to give you the tools you need to start tying in the Japanese style of rope (aka shibari or kinbaku). The program consists of two courses, Standing Techniques and Ground Techniques. Each course runs four consecutive weeks on Monday nights from 8pm to 10pm. We alternate courses each month, and the courses may be taken in any sequence and at any time.
This course will develop the core skills for partnered movement with rope through an in-depth exploration of aisatsu shibari. Material will include refinement of tying skills as well as exercises to improve communication through and about rope. The course will build towards students learning how to construct a brief rope performance.
Our events are held at Outerspace Studios in Wicker Park, directly above Volumes bookstore. The Damen blue line stop is very close to the studio.
When you arrive, press the button for “Sun Studio” and you will be buzzed in. The studio is up the stairs and to the right. The venue requires that shoes be removed at the top of the stairs prior to entering the studio.
Parking can be difficult in this neighborhood but often can be found on Milwaukee or on the streets surrounding the park. We recommend that those who are driving allow at least 15 minutes extra time to find parking.
Please note that Outerspace Studio is not wheelchair accessible. Entering the studio requires ascending a long flight of stairs.