Category Archives: Shibari Performance

A Cyber Shibari Performance by Hajime Kinoko in London

Kinoko Hajime is a professional shibari artist who travels around the world doing performances and teaching workshops.  He is one of the current Japanese Shibari Superstars.  This video was recorded in 2010 at Torture Garden in London.  In this performance, he adds theatrical effects to his shibari rigging with specially treated ropes that glow brightly in ultra violet light. 

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Kinoko Hajime Performs in a New Traditional Shibari Show in 2016

Kinoko Hajime is one of the current Japanese Shibari Superstars.  He is a professional shibari artist who travels around the world doing performances and teaching workshops.  This video was recorded at one of his performances in 2016 at Department H in Tokyo.  His performances are very nice and frequently very theatric with special lighting, etc.  

 

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A Shibari Performance in the Japanese Style by Nina Russ and Sophia

Nina Russ is an Italian girl who fell in love with shibari.  She has migrated to London and has become a student  and partner with Esinem, who is a prominent London based shibari participant.  She has become an excellent shibari model, rigger and educator.  Both of them have studied with Japanese shibari masters, and have adopted the opinion that shibari should be performed like the Japanese masters, which they feel is the only true shibari.  Most western riggers have moved on from this opinion.

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A shibari performance by Hikari Kesho at Vecchiato Arte

This is a short performance by Hikari Kesho in front of an audience in an art gallery,  Vecchiato Arte. Hikari Kesho is a famous Italian fashion photographer, and an excellent shibari rigger. He regularly creates works of art with his models and the help of shibari rigging.

In this video he combines shibari performance art with the creation of a work of art, a living sculpture.

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A Shibari Performance by Andrea Ropes & Ishemia at MoscowKnot 2015

Andrea Ropes is an Italian rigger who has studied with Japanese Masters, and has adopted the Japanese style of shibari rigging into his performances.  He now is a professional shibari rigger and performer, who travels around Italy and Europe, teaching workshops and doing performances.

This video is one of his performances at MoscowKnot 2015.

 

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A Shibari Performance by Wildties & Redsabbath at LFRA 2015

This performance by Wildties and Redsabbath at the London Festival of Rope Art in 2015, reflects the change in style they have adopted since their early performances.  They now incorporate more of a Japanese Shibari Style in their routines.  This change includes more “use of ropes as a means of aesthetic erotic torture”. 

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A Shibari Performance by Wildties and Redsabbath at LFAJRB 2012

According to Riccardo Wildties, he and Redsabbath have changed their shibari style since this performance at the London Festival of the Art of Japanese Rope Bondage in 2012.  He  has studied with Japanese masters and since this performance has adopted more of a Japanese style shibari into their routines.  However, I can see Japanese shibari influence in this performance.  Can you?

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Cannon and Tifereth perform “Kiki’s Delivery Service” – a shibari performance

People all over the world have fun with shibari in different ways.  Some like to replicate Japanese style rigging — with fast and loose ropework, asymmetrical and uncomfortable positions.  Some like slower and more precise ropework and an intimate connection between rigger and model.  Some like to use shibari as part of a BDSM scene.  some use shibari as a sexual aid.  Some prefer to use ropes to help the rigger and model create a living sculpture.  And, some like to perform in front of an audience.

In this video, Cannon and Tifereth are having fun with shibari doing a comical skit in a performance before an audience in Toronto Canada.  You can enjoy their skit too, by watching the video after the break. Continue reading