Sunday, March 22 2020
10:00am - 6:00pm

A Weekend With Kinoko

Tickets Are Presale Only

VoxBody is thrilled to welcome Hajime Kinoko from Japan in March 2020! Join us for two full days of advanced suspension and rope art!

SCHEDULE: SAT & SUN 10am-6pm.

We are planning for an advanced suspension level; please be familiar with learning box tie patterns and comfortable with your suspension practice. (Bottoms should likewise have experience being tied in boxties and in suspension). We ask that you and your tying partner have also suspended together before the weekend class. Please email with any questions!

We understand that investing in education at this level is a big deal! If you would like to secure your spot with a 50% deposit, with the balance being due by JAN 15, 2020, please email us for details.

We will also be having a performance event on Friday evening MARCH 20. Mark your calendars! Event to be posted soon.

Kinoko also has some limited hours available for private lessons. Email Blue for details.

Thinking about travelling to the Bay Area to attend the intensive, and need some tips on where to stay? Email Blue!

About Kinoko:

Known worldwide for his various kinbaku expressions using various types of rope such as traditional piece-dye “Japanese style kinbaku," “art rope” using red rope, and "cyber rope" using glow-in-the-dark rope. Kinoko not only considers shibari to be erotic but is also good at giving it pop interpretation and promote it to art. His unique ties incorporating nature (such as trees and rocks) as well as projects involving the innovative use of space have especially won praise. In addition to performing live rope shows, he has recently been actively releasing artwork including photographs and video, often being in charge of tying, photography, and direction. He is also well known outside of Japan, having conducted workshops in more than 20 major cities such as Paris, London, and Munich as well as in Japan. Kinoko is a rope specialist representing Japan.

For me, shibari is about “connection.”
When tying someone, it’s not about capturing or tying that person. I cherish the “connection” with the model the most. To me it feels like I am tying myself with the model like strings connecting two paper cups to make a paper toy telephone. When I tie someone with a strong feeling that the model is important, I can feel many things such as how they want to be tied with rope, at what timing and where. And I can tie depending on the models’ desires. The lines created when I tie that way are like waves that carve rocks and create cliffs. I create lines are like those created by nature, and only exist between the model and I. I feel those are wonderful and beautiful.
That is the shibari that I pursue.

Please note: the studio address will not be in the ticket confirmation email. You will receive an email with address and details on the week of your event. If you have any questions before that, feel free to email :)

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