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ZAMIL in NYC! Performances and Rope Workshop

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


TES Member Participating Couple $395
Non-Member Participating Couple $485
TES Member Observer, per person $90
Non Member Observer, per person $110
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Individual day tickets on sale Tuesday, April 18th.

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This class is for the experienced to advanced student, observers welcome at all levels.
What to bring: Yourself, your partner, rope and your bondage gear
Duration: 3 hours, some breaks in between


For many of us, rope performance art is the ultimate skill-set you can master. There is a huge difference between a scene, a demo and a performance. Each of those have different aspects to think about, a different intensity in preparations and a different skill set that rigger and partner should have to make it a huge success and wonderful experience. Mastering rope performance art means mastering scenes and demos as well.

Nobody likes to see the one trick pony over and over again. If you are or if you want to be on stage and if you want to master scenes and shows as well this class is for you: This class will focus purely on the important aspects of bondage performance art, how to put a show on stage that rocks the audience and boosting your theatrical and show abilities to a new high.

Performances can be looked at from the angles of three main actors: There is the audience you cater for, there is your partner you need to take care of and there is you. Each one has a different role, different needs and different goals. Together we will do a guided tour through the main stages of any performance you like to put on stages worldwide. We will be very hands on, practical and look at performance from the viewpoint of the tree main actors.

We will look at the key concepts of performance art and apply them to rope performances, we will learn about the interactions between audience and performance, the interactions between the rigger and the model, the phases of any performance art, main concepts on how people perceive performances so you can cater for mostly all of them, plan and design a performance, learn rope techniques suitable for performances, utilize drama techniques from theater, learn how to fight stage fright and leave the class with a catalog of experiences that will boost your understanding, handling and abilities of and in bondage performances.


Zamil was born and raised in Berlin. He has been performing on stage since before he turned twenty and has always enjoyed the lights of the stage. Becoming active in the lifestyle in 1999, he began doing BDSM shows since 2003 and became the founder of ArtSensual project (ArtSensual.com) with his former partner maliZ. ArtSensual has become world renown as an established name for high class bondage performances, and has had their work shown in fetish magazines, the daily press and radio stations as well as TV, magazines and podcasts. They have been voted “Best Performer” in 2008 by the international audience at BoundCon.

A teacher by heart, Zamil has spent years as an educator at the college level. In 2004 he traveled to Japan to study traditional kinbaku techniques at its source, he became student to Osada Steve. His patience, focus and fun delivering those traditions and new styles of rope art from Japan has become well known.

Zamil became teacher of the Osada Ryu in 2007, teaching contemporary Kinbaku techniques to the interested student. He finished his study of the Osada Ryu in 2009. In the same year he became editor-in-chief of the German Bondage Magazine.

Zamil sees himself first as a live bondage performance artist, bondage trainer and author. He’s very traditional in terms of bondage. This means for him that he takes Shibari and the Japanese tying tradition seriously. Shibari for him is not only a tie, but a special bondage, following certain aesthetic rules in visual and application.


Limited number of Private Lessons with Zamil Available May 1st.
For more information, please write Gigi@TES.org with subject heading : Zamil Private Sessions


April 28
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm