xplore Sydney 2011

First xplore Sydney

xplore is a three-day event on creative sexuality, BDSM, body work, performance and ritual. The festival offers more than 40 workshops, demonstrations, lectures and performances on different aspects and variations of sexuality. It presents unusual individuals who play with, work with, and explore the phenomenon of sexuality. Individuals who have developed amazing techniques and rituals on their way. These forms are as varied as sexuality itself. Some are therapeutic in nature, some emerge from aesthetic intentions, others are spiritual quests or searches for borderline experiences. Most of them just aim for pure pleasure. Their common ground is playfulness, communication, creativity and expansion beyond the traditional relationship of the couple. They represent a different sexual culture. They are art with body and soul. xplore will host presenters from all over the planet who will teach short workshops, giving insight into their special fields. The festival wishes to provide hints, ideas and images and to promote an intelligent, open-minded and playful approach to sex. But most of all, xplore wishes to bring together those who think and love unconventionally. To share and to learn.

xplore is an idea of the choreographer and conceptual artist Felix Ruckert and takes places annually in Berlin, Germany since 2004. The xplore concept of a playful fusion of art, body practices and sexuality proved to be extremely successful, which led to growing numbers of attendees over the last years. In the year 2012, we decided to take the risk of exporting the xplore idea to other countries.

Therefore a first xplore takes place in Sydney/ Australia this year, with a mix of international presenters and in collaboration with local individuals and groups.

Welcome to our playground!


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Contact Improvisation as Sensual Practice / Sensual Experience Annetta Luce USA
Feasting the Body Annetta Luce USA
Foot Washing delta® Germany
Rituals of Intimacy Felix Ruckert Germany
The Dancing Whip: Flogging in Movement Felix Ruckert Germany
The Novice Orgy Gabriela Tarcha Brazil
Sensual Dominance and Submission Julian Ehrlich Australia
Ecstatic Breath Marina Kronkvist Finland
We Thirst at First Marina Kronkvist Finland
Bossa Seduction Mestre Jerônimo Australia
Naked Yoga Steve Australia



Lets Get Animal Dr. Lian Loke Australia
Girlfags and Guydykes Janet Hardy USA
Age Play ANONYMUS ???
Sickness ANONYMUS ???
Penitence Therapy and Guilt Fetish delta® Germany
The Zen and Alchemy of Blood and Sharp Objects AñA Wojak Australia
Intellectual Bondage Dr. Peter B Australia



Girl on Girl (for women only) Aleni De Viate Australia
Creating a BDSM scene Aleni De Viate Australia
Dancing The Five Orgastic Expressions Annetta Luce USA
Self-Suspension Shibari Asagi Ageha Japan
Foot Torture delta® Germany
Pony Play Gymkhana Felicity Fortesque Australia
Resistance Play Felix Ruckert Germany
Playfight Gabriela Tarcha Brazil
Electrosex Mark De Viate Australia
Capoeira do amor Mestre Jerônimo Australia
Shibari I-III – Classes from a Shibari Master Osada Steve Japan
Plush Animals Dr. Peter B Australia
Switching Dr. Peter B Australia
Dressing for Pleasure Tom Silver Australia



Drag Shabbat Goldele Rayment Australia
Ethical Sluthood Janet Hardy USA
Sluthood Intensive Janet Hardy USA
Sex a Highway to God Marina Kronkvist Finland
Xploring Intersex, Sex and/or Gender Diversity Dr. Tracie O’Keefe Australia