Andrea Ropes è un performer e Maestro di Shibari a livello internazionale.
Nato a Modena, in Italia, inizia il suo percorso con le corde nel 2006, inciampando in una foto e rimanendone da subito affascinato.
Successivamente ha iniziato i suoi studi di questa forma d’arte apprendendone le varie tecniche e gli stili che lo caratterizzano, inizialmente come autodidatta, in seguito andando a lezione da grandi maestri come Kanna Nawashi (che considera suo principale maestro e ispiratore) Haruki Yukimura, Hajime Kinoko, Bob Ropemarks, Otonawa, Bingo Shigonawa, ecc.

All’inizio del 2015, con 9 anni di esperienza, decide di intraprendere la carriera di professionista, viaggiando e portando il suo lavoro di educatore e showman in giro per l’Italia e l’Europa. Il suo stile sul palcoscenico è prevalentemente caratterizzato da grande dinamicità, espressività artistica e pulizia della tecnica. Come educatore si distingue per la sua adattabilità alle esigenze dei discenti che ha di fronte e per la cura minuziosa della tecnica, soprattutto per ciò che riguarda le tensioni. Grande importanza hanno i suoi studi e la sua continua ricerca sulla comunicazione attraverso le corde, principio imprescindibile di questa disciplina.

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Elenco dei principali avvenimenti a cui ha partecipato:

2019

4th – 6th October – Workshop & Show @ Prague shibari fest. – Prague (CZ)

5th – 11th August – Workshop @ Shibari camp – (SWE)

27th – 28th July – Show & Workshop, Amiens (F)

14th June – Show @ Rope Spirit. Prague (CZ)

24th – 26th May – Show and Workshop @ Boundcon, Munich (D) (recupera foto)

5th – 7th April – Workshop and Show @ Kinbaku lounge, Copenhagen (DK)

22th – 24th Mars – Workshop and Show – Toulouse (F) (recupera foto)

2nd February – Shibari Show night @ AKA, Roma (I)

2018

2nd – 4th November – Boundcon meet Feringa – Munich (D)

20th – 23rd September – Show and Workshops @ Rome Bondage Week – Roma (I) (recupera foto)

25th – 27th May – Show and Workshop @ Boundcon, Munich (D) (recupera foto)

6th – 8th April – Workshop and Show @ Kinbaku lounge, Copenhagen (DK)

17th – 18th Mars – Workshop and Show, Amiens (F)

10th – 11th Mars – Workshop, Strasburg (F)

10th February – Workshop and Show, Montpellier (F) (recupera foto)

3rd – 4th February – Workshop and Show, Lyon (F) (recupera foto)

2017

30th December – Show @ Place des cordes – Paris (F)

18th – 19th November – Show and workshop @ Madrid Shibari – Madrid (S)

11th – 12th November – Show and workshop @ FaustoBCN –  Barcelona (S)

3rd – 5th November – Boundcon meet Feringa – Munich (D)

13th – 17th September – Show and workshop @ Rome Bondage Week – Rome (I)

24th – 26th July – Show and workshops @ Metaldays – Tolmin (SLO)

17th June – Show @ Rope spirit with Kameko – Prague (CZ)

10th June – Show @ Coven – Manerba del Garda (I)

27th May – Show @ Boundcon with Clementine Poulain, Munich – D

17th May – Show @ Shibari on stage, Milano (I)

21st – 23rd Apr. – Show & Workshop @ Ellipsis, Rotterdam – N

17th Feb. – Show @ Bound with Kitty Rea, London – UK

2016

16th Dec. – Show @ Decadence, Bologna – I

11th Dec. – Show @ Conventicola degli ultramoderni, Rome – I

20th Nov. – Workshop @ CKC, Milan – I

5th Nov. – Show @ Fetique boutique, Ljubjana – SLO

23rd Oct. – Workshop @ Lyon shibari, Lyon – F

21st Oct. – Shot @ La Meduze, Lyon – F

15th Oct. – Workshop and show @ Claire obscure, Cap d’Agde – F

8th – 9th Oct. – Workshop @ Le circle de Janise, Strasbourg – F

1st – 2nd Oct. – Workshops @la Maison des Soupirs, Bordeaux – F

24th Sept. – Workshop and showEdo association – Nantes – F

12th – 18th Sept. – Workshops  and show @ Eurix – Berlin – D

29th – 31st July – Show and Workshops, Kharkov – Ukraine

22nd – 24th July – Show and Workshops, Kiev – Ukraine

1st July – Show at Shibari Show Party with Clementine Poulain, Rome

17th-19th June – Show and Workshop with Clementine Poulain, Prague – Czech Republic

4th June – Performance “Mondo invertito” with Carlo A. Motta, Lucca (review)

14th-15th May – Workshop in Palermo

7th-8th May – Workshop in Trento

22nd-24th April – Show and Workshop @ Moskow knot with Clementine Poulain, Moskow – Rus

16th-17th April – Show and Workshop @ Q with Clementine Poulain, Rome

27th March – Show @Decadence Easter party with Clementine Poulain, Berlin – D

26th March – Show @Imaginarium party with Bliss Theadora, London – UK

11th March – Show @Torture Garden with Bliss Theadora, London – UK

4th March – Show @Bound with Bliss Theadora, London – UK

20th-21st February – Workshop @ Hikari Kesho studio, Padova – Italy

30th-31st January – Show & Workshop @ Spazio Khymeia, Milan – Italy

17th January – Show @ Q with Silvia Fera, Rome

2015

27th-29th November – Show @kinbaku night and Workshop @MBDstudio, Rome

21st-22nd November – Workshop @la Maison des Soupirs, Bordeaux – F

14th November – Show & Workshop @ Bestiarum party, Zagreb – CRO

7th November – Show @ Klub Circus. Ljubjana – SLO

31st October – Show @Predel club, Moskow – RUS

19th September – Show @ AKA rope school, Rome

August – Rope summer school @ Anatomie studio, London – UK

25th July – Blues and shibari with Liricaa Lamat @Club Rosas5, Barcelona – S

8th May – Music video – Cradle of Filth, Right Wing of the Garden Triptych

25th – 26th April – Workshop and Show, Bordeaux – F

18th April – Show @moskowknot with Sasha Ishemia, Moskow – RUS

31st January – Show @Kinbaku untied with Gestalta, Barcelona – S

16th January – Show @Bound with Gestalta, London – UK

2014

November – Show @Tokyo Underground with Gestalta, Geneva

October – Nawashi Kanna event in tea house, Ikegami Honmon-ji, Tokyo

February – Show @Bound with Gorgone, London

2013

October – Show @London Festival of the Art of Japanese Rope Bondage with Gorgone, London

September – Workshop & show @Bal des supplices, Lyon

27th April – Show @Lausanne shibari night with Gorgone, Lausanne

19th April – Show @Bound with Maya Homerton, London

2012

October – Show @London Festival of the Art of Japanese Rope Bondage with Nina Russ, London

October – Show @Bound with Valentina, London

September – Workshop & show @Bal des supplices, Lyon

2011

16th October – Show @LegArti, Rome

2010

October – Show @Decadence with Kumy Monster, Bologna