GORGONE: OPUS / DAY 1-6

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About GORGONES OPUS-series:
My method and approach to ropes is influenced by my practice of yoga and bodywork, together with many years of professional experience on both sides of the ropes.
My teaching is directed to both riggers and models, guiding them to develop active, conscious and efficient partnerships in order to create successful rope experiences.
The OPUS method is built on the study and deconstruction of the rope’s and body’s mechanics and
my pedagogy encourages independency, freedom and creativity while maintaining a fundamental background of safety, knowledge and awareness.

OPUS
The OPUS is a 6 days (36H total) workshop, spread over three separate weekends
Participation to ‘Better Bottoming’ is a pre-requisite to attend Days 1 & 2
Participation to Days 1 & 2 is a pre-requisite to attend Days 3 & 4
Participation to Days 3 & 4 is a pre-requisite to attend Days 5 & 6

This workshop is adressed to students of intermediate to advanced level :

RIGGERS HAVE TO
– know at least one TK fit for suspension
– have achieved at least one successful suspension
– understand and master basic suspension lines management

– PROGRAM –

‘BETTER BOTTOMING’ (evening class)
Introduction to the method

Communication tools / Mutual Awareness

Warm-ups, useful stretchings and body prep.

Control VS Power

“Passive-agressive” control VS “Active/Conscious” control 

Intro to basic body mechanics

Conscious movement & body management 

Active/Conscious bottoming demonstration 


DAY 1
Body mechanics for the TK
Gorgone’s TK (2 ropes base)

 Face-down (‘gyaku ebi’) Study 

Hip-loaded Harness

Scorpion Suspension 


DAY 2

Butterfly Harness

 Scorpion Suspension w/ Butterfly

Side-suspension (‘yoko tsuri’) Study

“Study on Falling” full sequence
(Intro to transitions and dynamic suspensions)


DAY 3
Torsion Study

“S suspension” Naka style inspired 
(Thigh loaded / Standing)

 “S suspension” Naka style inspired 
(Calf loaded / Sitting)

Futomomo ‘classic’ and ‘diamond’ (
Floor, suspension, transitions


)

DAY 4
Gorgone’s hip-harness

Movement Study in “self-suspension”

‘360’ full sequence 
(Running-man / Gyaku Ebi / Sakaza tsuri / Bridge)

Reversed ‘Study on Falling’ sequence

 Scorpion Predicament


DAY 5
Gorgone’s TK 3rd Rope (front pattern)

 Agura / Ebi (floor, suspension, transitions)

 Gorgone’s Diamond Hojo

 ‘Kata Ashi’ suspension sequence 


DAY 6
Misungui Harness

Gorgone’s Strappado 
(+ “Tengu” variation) 

‘Hog Tie’ 
(floor, suspension, transitions)

 Creative transition sequence

(Running-man / Gyaku Ebi / Scorpion /
Inverted Buddha /
Sakaza tsuri / Yoko tsuri)