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 at schwelle7.de and felixruckert.de
KNIVES AND OTHER SHARP OBJECTS
Knives and Other Sharp Objects are obviously very dangerous for our soft skin and fluid fleshy bodies. That makes them so exciting to play with. There is real danger of cutting or scratching yourself or others, so better watch out. We will try out knives and other metal objects, as well as broken glass, thorns and whatever we can find that is solid, sharp and pointed. Playing with these things needs a cool head and controlled movement, it trains precision, attention and care. We will see how they will makes us feel.
Bring your favourite knife, if you have one.
GET TOGETHER - FINAL CELEBRATION
On Sunday evening Felix will direct a little closing round before we go into the final Play Party.