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Pedro and Gestalta Weekend Workshops
February 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - February 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm UTC+11
Studio Kink is excited to announce that its first International Guest Presenters of 2017 will be Pedro & Gestalta visiting in February 2017.
Want to spend a weekend with Pedro & Gestalta?
This is an opportunity to learn from a man who has studied Kinbaku directly with Akechi Denki Sensei himself as well as a woman who is widely regarded as one of the world’s best rope models and now as a highly distinguished rope top in her own right.
When it comes to Rope Artists in the western world, these two are individually right up there with the best of them, and combined are a force to be reckoned with!
About Pedro and Gestalta
Pedro’s decade-plus obsession with rope started in 2003 with Osada Steve at Studio 6, Tokyo. In 2004, a new journey began when he took classes with Nawashi Akechi Denki Sensei. After the Sensei’s death (2005-07-17), he continued to study with Nawashi Kanna (formerly Akechi Kanna) – both of whom remain strong influences on his style today. He frequently travels to Japan to keep alive his passion for rope, studies and research. Since there are so many rope salons in Tokyo, with so many talented rope people, if one keeps one’s heart and eyes open, one will definitely learn a lot about Japan and it’s rope culture. This amazing odyssey in kinbaku has allowed him to meet/see/learn from so many great people; such as Yukimura Haruki, Nureki Chimuo, Naka Akira, Randa Mai, Miura Takumi, Hajime Kinoko to name a few… Recently he started to look more closely at Naka Akira’s style, especially after the workshop he presented at Berlin in January 2014. In addition, he has investigated a number of Hojojutsu patterns, as well as it’s history.
Over the years he has performed mainly in Portugal (residing in Lisbon), but has also made appearances across Europe (including the famed “London Festival of the Art of Japanese Bondage”), U.S. and Japan. He has been teaching for several years now, in Portugal, Spain, France, The Netherlands, U.K., Germany and USA. The topics he teaches are vast, he usually adjusts his classes to the level of the participants – from beginner to experienced.
Gestalta was first introduced to shibari in 2007. Initially drawn purely to the visuals of rope that she discovered in the work of photographers such as Nobyoshi Araki, she began to seek out bondage practitioners within the UK. As she familiarised herself with the experience first hand soon developed an appreciation for, (obsession with, and addiction to) the effects of rope and, through that, sadomasochism more generally. She is both a model and a rigger – absorbing much of her rigging technique as a natural process of observation and experience as a model, and in this respect has been extremely fortunate in the rigg