Marika Leïla Roux
After many years of exploration and experimentation with the traditional techniques and emotions of Japanese Rope Bondage (Shibari/Kinbaku), my interest and practice evolved and led me onto a more contemporary and experimental approach of Shibari. The creations and projects presented here aim to display a different face of Japanese bondage, emphasising its artistic, metaphorical and sensual nuances rather than its purely sexual and S&M origins.
I discovered Ropes almost by accident, during a photo shooting in 2011.
Immediately seduced, I dived into the underground world of traditional Japanese rope bondage (Shibari/Kinbaku).
I have been a professional Shibari model and rigger since then, teaching and performing worldwide.
In 2016, I started the Study on Falling - an aesthetical and philosophical research and work-in-progress,
inspired by the work of Bobbi Jene Smith 'A Study on Effort'.
The live piece inspired the talented singer Asaf Avidan for the tittle of his new single and album.
I was honored to present the live performance 'Study on Falling' as his opening act on the prestigious stage
of the Opera Garnier in Paris.
In 2017 I produced and launched the Online Tutorials Platform Shibari Study allowing students from all over the world to discover and learn my Shibari style and method from home and at their own pace.