We are very excited about inviting you to join us at Ropework 2018, hosted in connection to EURIX By The Sea.
Ropework is an unconference style meta-event for rope educators, organizers, and performers. The event takes place on the weekend before EURIX, which will enable discussions on ropework topics to continue throughout the week.
Here you can find the
Fetlife event listing
What is RopeWork.Org?
Rope in Europe is experiencing an exponential growth, with an established existing community and unforeseen numbers of eager newcomers across multiple cities and venues. While this is very exciting, it also means the community-builders of our rope-scenes will face new challenges.
RopeWork.Org is a participant driven, unconference style meeting during a weekend by the French Riviera in which you and me and everyone else attending brings knowledge to the table. During this meta-rope event we will facilitate a variety of discussions, workshops, skill-shares, and roundtables on issues connected to event organising, teaching and performing with ropes.
Since we are meeting right before Eurix, you now also have the chance to continue with Ropework sessions all week. There will be a room/slot that is always open for people who want to have Ropework discussions/sessions during Eurix, and we hope that this opportunity will lead to more amazing discoveries, conversations, insights and sharing.
Topics may include: exchanging teaching skills and techniques, strategies for rope organisers for growing and engaging their communities, setting up rope and community-driven spaces, marketing strategies, insurance and safety consideration for venues and performers/artists. We also welcome more theoretical discussion topics on how we see the rope community growing and changing in Europe.
We will both have scheduled sessions as well as open spaces in order to facilitate the best possible weekend for everyone involved. We will run parallel sessions and session topics will be decided in the beginning of the (un)conference.
Who is it for?
Are you a rope educator looking to exchange teaching techniques? Perhaps you help out at your local Peer Rope or Hitchin’ Bitches and would like to meet with others who do the same? Are you are a rope bondage performer, artist or venue owner looking to network and share experiences about running your business? Maybe you’re simply a rope enthusiast looking to kickstart your community’s first rope event and don’t know how or where to start?
We are inviting rope lovers to share a weekend with us to learn, network and share in order to build a stronger community.
We are looking for a wide range of perspectives, backgrounds and interests in ropes, and wish to reflect and represent the incredible diversity of the European rope scene.
Ropework offers an opportunity for us to explore what it means to teach, learn, organise, and build our communities. Our local rope communities are growing and we are facing similar challenges, joys, and milestones, so let’s help each other grow!
Where is it?
8 Bd de Suzac 17132
17132 Meschers-Sur-Gironde, Poitou-Charentes, France
When is it?
June 22nd (around 17h00 local time) to 24th (around 10h00 local time) with the possibility to keep up the discussion during EURIX that will take place directly afterwards until June 29th.
How much is it?
€45 per person. This is a non-for-profit event. The fee will cover snacks and venue cost. Please note you have to purchase the Eurix ticket separately.
Who is organising this?
Cyril(Place Des Cordes, Paris France)
Hedwig (Hitchin’ Bitches, Malmö Sweden)
Patriq & Johanna (Bound♥, Stockholm Sweden)
Ceci (Helsinki Shibari, Helsinki Finland)