The European Rigger&Model Exchange is preparing its new “BY THE SEA” edition.

June, 24 – 29, 2018 at -> Entre Mer et Foret – Royan – France

This is the first ever “Summer” edition of the festival. Produced by Place des Cordes, curated by Felix Ruckert and hosted on the western sea shore, the event is taking place on a 13 hectare camping, equipped with a dozen workshop spaces, swimming pool, sauna, hamman, jacuzzi, watsu pool and just 3 minutes’ walk from the sea shore.

The program is in the making. Presenters confirmed so far:

Gaël L. & Annliz (Caen)____ Gorgone (Berlin)____Kasia Skinny Redhead (Edinburgh)____Pilar LaOtra (Formentera)____Shadow (Antwerpen)____Soptik (Czech Republic)____Boris Mosafir (St.Petersburg)____Felix Ruckert & Sophia Rose (Berlin/ London)

In addition to the exchange and research program proposed by these and other presenters, there will be:

# A BODY WORK SPACE created by Jens Dube (Berlin) and Line Bangsbo Andersen (Copenhagen), offering daily classes in Yoga, Acro Yoga, Thai Massage, Watsu and other body practices that will enhance the rope bondage experience and help you to prepare, relax and reset your body.

# A PERMANENT PLAY SPACE for free practice during the day and BONDAGE JAMS every evening.

# AN OPEN STAGE for rehearsing and showing rope performances.

# A special PHOTOGRAPHY SPACE where photography&filming can be practised all day.



Free for „Presenters“ (presenters are not paid but we provide accomodation and reimburse travel expenses)

150€ for „Students“ (single riggers or single models)/ couple 300.- / Intermediate/ Advanced riggers only: To take part as a „student“ please apply with some information about your experience and some samples of your work (photo and presentation will be requested upon online registration).

The ticket includes free access to tent space in the camping.
You can book a more comfortable mobile home directly through the camping: (or by email: )

50€ are to be paid upon registration
The balance (100€) is being paid upon arrival.

EURIX Photo Gallery:


EURIX  – The concept

This is a different kind of rope event.

I organized many workshops with international, mostly japanese top riggers in Berlin during the last ten years and often I was very impressed by the technical level and artistic quality of the participants who came from all over Europe. I feel that there is a lot of creative and innovative rope bondage in Europe today. Many individuals are developing their own approaches. A sort of emancipation from the japanese masters is happening, not a rebellion or opposition, just people recognizing the importance of gaining autonomity in their artistic process.

So the idea came up to bring experienced European Riggers and Models together, for a week of exchange and research, twice and now three times a year. There are invited „presenters“ who share their work on a voluntary base: advanced riggers and models who have developed a personal style beyond japanese tradition, who are interested to learn and exchange with others and who wish to experiment with less hierarchical and dogmatic teaching structures. 

They are joined by a larger group of „students“, intermediate and advanced riggers interested to learn from the professionals present and paying a modest fee in order to finance the event. Also “students” may propose workshops or perform during the week.

The schedule will be open. Every day a new plan will be established, with different workshops, research groups, talks etc. Three to four workshops run simultaneously, thus a wide range of topics and issues is covered. The content of the event will be designed according to the interests and needs of the participants rather then following a preconceived didactic concept or method. It will be different every time.

 On top of the normal EURIX program the new EURIX BY THE SEA summer rope camp will have a special department for Body Work, Yoga and Massage classes to help to improve your physical skills and enhance the rope bondage experience. 

Felix Ruckert, January 2018