The term “shibari” (which means “decoratively tie”) originated in Japan in the nineties off the back of “kinbaku” (or “tight binding”), which is an artistic derivative of Hojōjutsu; the traditional martial art of binding. Shibari has grown and transformed over the years with its adoption throughout the world, and has made its way into popular culture. The performer, Teneil, is Brisbane based and specialised in Japanese-inspired rope bondage or shibari. The Vixen Ropes leave audiences transfixed while binding models in intricate, complex designs with natural fibre rope. Shibari is an art form both old and new; traditional and contemporary, elegant and edgy.