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Felix Ruckert

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Felix Ruckert is considered to be one of the most unusual and innovative choreographers on the German scene. It has taken years for his radical concepts and experimental stage forms to be accepted. He is now internationally recognised as one of the major choreographers of the present day. Before creating works such as HAUTNAH, RING, DELUXE JOY PILOT and SECRET SERVICE, he danced with Wanda Golonka, Mathilde Monnier, and Pina Bausch, among others. Ruckert often gives the spectator an active role in the performance, confronting him/her with intensive emotions. Another central point in his work is the development of structures for improvisation and composition (TOOLS-System). With about 70 shows a year touring all around the world, his company is among the most active groups in Berlin. Recently the demand for his work as a guest-choreographer for ballet companies has increased.

He has been actively interested in BDSM for several years and is currently integrating this experience into his choreographic work..

For more information see: www.felixruckert.de

His Workshops:

Skin 1 & 2

The skin is our biggest sense organ. Quicker and more immediate than our eyes, nose or ears, it links us to our environment. Despite its being one big unity the skin is made of many surfaces of varying thickness. It gives us reliable information about changes in pressure, pull, friction and temperature.
The workshop combines both the active use of skin as instrument of perception and techniques for its manipulation and stimulation. It illustrates its possibilities as means of communication with the environment and other people. A special focus is put on the perception of the psychological and emotional effects of the different techniques.

Power Situations

This workshop is about the emotional effects of spatial relations. It deals with such subjects as closeness and distance, the individual and the group, spatial hierachies, control and surrender, intimacy and reserve. Our position in space, our body language, our attitude and focus are creative tools in the non-verbal communication with others. Simple physical exercises draw the attention to the dynamics created by spatial relations and in contact with others. They also help to perceive the emotions that are inevitably triggered in this process.

Bisexual Adventures

Heterosexual but fascinated by homosexuality ?
Lesbian or gay, but sometimes lusting for the other sex?
A workshop for potential polymorph perverts looking for new experiences. in a relaxed playful athmosphere we will test our boundaries with simple love techniques such as sensing, touching, caressing and kissing.
We play with our sexual identities.
A look on the other side of the fence...

BDSM & Performance

This is an experimental workshop for creative xplore participants with an inclination to public exposure. Felix will propose a few compositon tools and techniques that will be developed into a performance for Saturday evening (xplore performance lab). Topics are submission- restriction- exposition- presence