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Masterclass with La quarta corda – Ritual LAB – Rome (Italy)

January 19 @ 10:00 - January 20 @ 18:00

€200
THE WORKSHOP

This workshop is an intensive introductory class about La quarta corda style and techniques.

We’ll study many ties – from single column tie to suspensions – undestanding their technical structure, aestetics, who to use them in floorwork and in suspensions.

In the first day we’ll focus on La quarta corda harnesses – including the gote. In these structures traditional kinbaku aestetics and techniques meet original technical solutions in order to create safe and versatile ties.

In the second day we’ll study some suspensions with unusual techniques like unusual suspension points, single line suspension, transitions, etc.

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LA QUARTA CORDA STYLE

The La quarta corda style is inspired by traditional Japanese shibari and it’s mainly influenced by two important nawashi, Akira Naka and Haruki Yukimura, with whom Andrea took lessons on his journeys to Tokyo.
Communication is the focus of this system where tradition and technical innovations are mixed together.
Today La quarta corda is appreciated for elegance, originality and ability in using ropes in a extremely empathetic way; traditional aestetics melts with techniques developped in order to increase functionality, safety and communication with the bottom.

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PREREQUISITES

Prerequisites for tops: for Saturday workshop: be able to do single and double column tie and have some experience with ropes,
for Sunday workshop:
 be able to manage a suspension.

Prerequisites for bottoms: for Saturday workshop: nothing. In case of specific phisical problems it’s possible to email laquartacorda@gmail.com in order to have more informations on the workshop,
for Sunday workshop: previous experience with suspension is suggested.

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PROGRAM OF THE WORKSHOP

DAY ONE (six hours: 10.00- 13.00 e 15.00 – 18.00)

A complete introduction to basic ties and their use for floorwork and for sospensions will take place over the first day.

Technique/aestetics/communication
Bottom control and nawajiri use
Suruga doi
The ma
Hip harness
Hashigata (bridge suspension)
Futomomo
Futomomo zuri (suspension from futomomo)
Tanuki shibari
Semenawa
Calfs harness
Legs harness
Introduction to La quarta corda gote

DAY TWO (six hours: 10.00- 13.00 e 15.00 – 18.00)

During the second day we will learn the gote La quarta corda style and how to use it to drive the bottom.
We’ll study some suspensions using the ties we studied during the day one.

Gote La quarta corda style
Bottom control from suspension line
Bow suspension
Variation on agura zuri
Variation on M-zuri
Vertical suspension

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FOR INFO AND BOOKING

RitualLAB: 3923430022

lab@ritualtheclub.com.

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PRICES

Saturday workshop: €120 per couple
Sunday workshop: €140 per couple
Both days: €200 per couple

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USEFUL INFORMATION

For the workshop you’ll need a set of eight ropes, 7-8 metres long, 5/6 mm of diameter, preferebly Japanese jute ropes or loose lay ropes.

Top and bottom cannot interchange.

It is recommended for the bottom to wear confortable and slinky clothes: a tracksuit or a t-shirt and leggings.

Workshop schedule may be slightly modified depending on attendants’ level.

Details

Start:
January 19 @ 10:00
End:
January 20 @ 18:00
Cost:
€200
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Venue

La scatola dell’arte
via dei Latini 28
Rome, Italy
Phone:
3286496700

Organiser

Ritual Lab
Email:
lab@ritualtheclub.com
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/labritual/