Founder, artistic director as well as curator of the Festivals on the Art of Lust - Xplore
and founder as well as director of the legendary 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
Felix will pull his very nervous nephew on stage trying to convince him of the pleasures of performing. He wishes to communicate with him about family, fathers, tradition and transmission. Some dance and music will be thrown into the mix.
With Felix Ruckert and Ludwig Hagmeier
FELIX ASKS FOR FORGIVENESS
Felix asks for forgiveness. His persistent fetish for guilt pushes him to do this. The audience is invited to step forward one by one and forgive him. He thinks it will feel good.
With Felix Ruckert