Felix Ruckert



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Founder, artistic director as well as curator of the Festivals on the Art of Lust - Xplore - and founder as well as director of the performance laboratory space - schwelle7 - in Berlin


Felix Ruckert is a dancer, choreographer, and conceptor. His experimental dance pieces and installations, his participatory work, but also his choreographies for ballet companies earned him an international reputation as one of the most innovative contemporary choreographers.

Since 30 years he is interested in all sort of body techniques. He studied ballet, modern and contemporary dance, Improvisation, Feldenkrais, Yoga, Chi Kung Tantra, Kyudo and much more. He worked as a dancer with several renowned european companies, before concentrating on choreography and conceptual work.

Since ten years he is also involved in a practical and theoretical investigation of BDSM and explores connections between BDSM techniques and artistic practices, developing an art and philosophy of sensual communication.

He directs the performance space schwelle7 in Berlin and curates the annual festival Xplore in Berlin as well as the international branches.

More Information on schwelle7 and www.felixruckert.de





This workshop proposes a musical approach to BDSM sessions. We do not always need music to accompany a session or to set a mood. The session can be music itself. When we play every noise we produce, every sound we make, every word we say can be as conscious and structured as the physical actions we take. A sophisticated sound track works our partner on a different level: it can help to create surprise, intensify sensations and trigger emotions, it can slow down the process or shift the focus and it will always leave more space for the mysterious and unpredictable to join in.

Felix will propose some simple exercises for the use of breath, voice and simple hand made percussion and then invite the participants to freely play with these elements.














To finish this year’s Xplore Rome Felix would like to invite all participants for a little closing ritual. It will be an opportunity to exchange and to celebrate, to connect and to say good bye. A moment to do and to express what still has to be done or to be expressed. A chance to enjoy many ends…