BOUND is quickly establishing itself as London's leading Shibari event. A fantastic night of Shibari demonstration, tutorial, shows and socializing created by Esinem & Nina Russ in collaboration with Flying Dutchman London.
BOUND is a regular bi-monthly event to inspire enthusiasts of Japanese rope bondage (shibari) and increase the awareness of the general public of this increasingly popular performance art and means of erotic communication. The mission of this night is to show that shibari is a million miles from the image that the word ‘bondage’ usually conjures up for the average man in the street or even the 50 Shades of Grey reader.
BOUND is committed to bring shibari, like butoh, out of the shadows and into the mainstream of alternative art. It attracts international performers like Nawa Shin (Taiwan), Riccardo Wildties (Italy), Dr Phil (France) and some of the UK’s best new talent. It also provides an environment where skills can be exchanged and a platform for new talent to cut their teeth on stage in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.
It was created by internationally renowned performer and teacher Esinem in conjunction with The Flying Dutchman (FDL) and artist/model Nina Russ. FDL is a recently renovated south London alternative and fetish venue which hosts many notable events including the Torture Garden after-party.