Rope Jam Session (and its little sister Tiny Jam Session) is inspired by similar events regularly held in Japan.
Rope Tales organizes one in Milan once every two months roughly. Kirigami and Tenshiko are the hosts. Please join our newsletter of Facebook page to be informed about next events.
It is a place where it is possible to tie and play, but it’s also a chance to make conversation and to socialize with other kinbaku enthusiasts and lovers of Japanese culture in general.
The Japanese traditional way of learning is through observation, Rope Jam Session is thus conceived as a space where to tie, but also watch other people tying; it is a place where you can talk about bondage sipping a tea, sharing pictures, books, videos or other materials about kinbaku and Japan in general.
It this spirit, Kirigami and Tenshiko, active as performers in Italy and in Europe, invite you to this event, hosted in a big and bright space, where mats and suspension points will be arranged. The place also has a big area where you will find a buffet, seats, books, and a computer to view multimedia.
In the sharing spirit of a rope jam, all attendees are expected to bring something to contribute to the buffet already arranged by the hosts. It is not necessary to bring expensive or complicated food; ideal examples are cakes, cookies, or tea. Trusting in responsibility and common sense of single attendees, soft alcoholic beverages, like sake, are allowed.
Everybody can contribute to the sharing of knowledge, bringing books, magaziones, videos, or other material to talk about with other people.
Comfortable garments are suggested, not necessarily gym wear. Traditional Japanese garments are welcome, as other dresscodes inspired by different Japanese trends, as far as they allow you to enjoy the event and ropes with no hindrance. Complete nudity is only allowed during sessions.
It is necessary to bring your own rope to tie. For complete beginners it will be possible to rent a set of ropes for 5€. To suspend, bamboo and one ring will be available. Those who wish to use carabiners are invited to bring their own.
It is not necessary to come with a partner, Rope Jam is a chance to talk and socialize, with or without ropes.
Rope Jam session is a moment of knowledge sharing, everybody is thus invited to prodictive critic of his own and others’ work. Anyway, before you give advices or express a critic towards a specific person, even with the best intentions, be sure you are welcome, and that you are speaking in the best moment, simply asking to said person if you can speak freely in that moment.
Good manners and humility are the best presentation.
Conversation is among Rope Jam main purposes, yet volume must not annoy the people tying. Everybody is invited to respect the meeting place; order and tidiness are synonyms for respect.
Rope Jam Session lasts from 4PM to 10PM. Closing time must be strictly respected. Leaving the place, attendees have to stay quiet, not to annoy the neiborghhood. After 8PM doors will be closed, it will not be possible to come at the Rope Jam after that time.
Entry fee is 15€ per person.