The Japanese Bondage is becoming more and more popular, attracting people for its many different aspects. In the Greek community, rope enthusiasts work hard to empower people in the art of Shibari, as a way to explore their sexuality, their creativity and a way to also express part of themselves.
As active members of the local rope community, the AthenShibari team, in collaboration with other kink-positive teams and individuals, were able to hold successfully many events about the culture of Japanese erotic tying.
It is an important thing to encourage people to explore whatever they prefer regarding ropes, or bondage in general. There are so many different styles that the possibilities are unlimited. This season was rich in workshops and performances. Traditional kinbaku with erotic torture elements, sometimes with modern influences as well, from the rope artists Alexis D and May June, Tamandua and Gestalta, Lefu and Melissanthe, Ludvig Rigger, RopeTreat and more. Tying bigger models with Pauline Massimo, who went on stage with Marcos Rovillos. Self-tying and self-suspension with the amazing Maya Homerton and Glu Wur. One rope play with Green Gorilla and Rawmance, Rope bottom with Sofia Rose, Burgundy Rose and DuchessV, Teppo and tengu shibari with Jonathan or SeattleShibari, Western style bondage with Pleasure Fields and Iris, improvisation, fusion, artistic and double suspensions with Felix Ruckert, Psychopsis, WisDomme, Sardonia, Olga, Collete and more.
This year was a blast for the local community, with so many different styles and approaches. Hopefully all the acts will help to inspire new people.
Here are some pictures from the last performance “End of season”, that included 3 shibari performances and other aerial acts, at El Convento Del Arte. All photos were taken by Irene Stam.