© felix ruckert
b12 summer main event
these are 360 degree sittings / arena type performances, created by b12 teachers and choreographers. 5 euro entrance fee. only at the door.
dates (eden garden)
Felix Ruckert is a dancer, choreographer, conceptual artist and curator. He creates events, performs, gives lectures and teaches workshops, often fusing his knowledge from dance with an unique approach to practices of BDSM and conscious sexuality. He also enjoys making music. He started as a dancer working with several renowned companies (Mathilde Monnier, Pina Bausch’s Wuppertaler Tanztheater) before concentrating on choreography, conceptual work and choreographic installations. Between 1993 and 2008 he created more than 30 evening length performances for his Berlin based company; some of those toured worldwide. He strongly influenced the performing arts by expanding the stage to the physical body of the audience and giving it an active role in his performances. His experimental dance pieces, his participatory work and his choreographies for ballet companies earned him an international reputation as one of the most versatile and innovative contemporary choreographers. Felix main interests are the endless possibilities of the human body. He studied Ballet, Modern and Contemporary dance, Improvisation, Feldenkrais, Pilates, Continuum Movement, Yoga, Chi Kung, Kyudo, Tao Yoga, Massage techniques, Tantra, Kinbaku, Choir and Solo Singing and much more. In the last twenty years he became well known for his practical and theoretical investigation of BDSM and the exploration of connections between BDSM techniques and artistic practices, developing an art of touch and a philosophy of sensual communication.From 2007 to 2016 he directed the art venue schwelle7 in Berlin as a fusion of a kinky club, a dance studio and a private living room: a permanent performance on the threshold between the private and the public. schwelle7 also produced many performances and workshops with Japanese masters and therefore played a major role in the popularization of Kinbaku – Japanese Rope Bondage- in Europe. Since 2004 Felix directs the annual festival xplore in Berlin and curates its international branches, with 31 editions in seven countries so far. Since 2012 he also directs EURIX – The European Rigger&Model Exchange, a bi-annual festival in Berlin dedicated to the development of Rope Bondage as an art form. In October 2020 Felix opened a new venue in Berlin at Holzmarkt, the IKSK – Institut für Körperforschung und sexuelle Kultur (Institute for Body Research and Sexual Culture). IKSK was closed for Corona and just reopened again, June, 2021.
RING is a danced reflection on contact and closeness, and the unpredictability as well as the mechanics of emotions. The famous and successful production by Felix Ruckert, explores the relationship between relationship between spectators and performers. The audience is invited to sit on 21 chairs and to enter into a relationship with 21 performers until the circle closes. The musicians Christian Meyer and Oliver Doerell accompany the piece with minimalist, electronic sounds.
choreography: felix ruckert
music: christian meyer, oliver doerell
Performance: Cecile B., Juliette Dragon, Ludwig Hagmaier, Lennart Anton Hahn, Yu-Yuan Huang, Vesna Ivkovic, Catherine Jodoin, Ekaterina Kaliuzhnaia, Angela Lamprianidou, Cintia Rangel, Sho Nakasatomi, Darren C. Perkins, delta RA’i, Asuka Julia Riedl, Cary Shiu, Selina Thüring, Indira Töreki, Cathy Walsh, William Woolf, Ana Laura Zampaglione, Tea Zugec
The revival of RING will take place as part of the Berlin 2023 Cultural Summer Festival and b12.
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