IKSK at Holzmarkt 25 / Pic by Micha Stella
# Finally! After many years of searching we found a fantastic location for a new permanent venue/ studio/ play space/ right in the middle of Berlin:
(Institute for Body Research and Sexual Culture) opened on Oct, 9 at Holzmarkt 25, Berlin. Unfortunately – due to the current Corona restrictions – the institute had to close again until further notice. More…
# To keep myself busy and entertained, I started producing large-format tapestries after the closure of the IKSK in November. Initially motivated by the intention to decorate the bare, white walls in the institute, then more and more to appease my creative rage and to give meaning and colour to these long, grey winter days. More…
# EURIX – The European Rigger& Model Exchange No XVIII will happen in spring, on May 24 – 29, 2021. For now we plan a small event again, with a reduced presenter crew and a maximum of 100 Tickets available. More…
# Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/felixruckertevents/?hl=fr
# Our fabulous kinky fasting retreat, The New Civilization Training, – ten days in a Contemporary Monastery with Felix Ruckert and Micha Stella – will hopefully happen again automn 2021.
RECENT INTERVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS
# Neues Interview online: Sex Education #4: BDSM für Dummys Brenda Strohmaier im Gespräch mit Felix Ruckert
# Just finished a conceptual text (in collaboration with Anna Mense, thank you so much!) for the creation of a Institut für Körperforschung und sexuelle Kultur in Berlin (in german only).
# My latest album here: “Shylix – I Wanna Be A Horse”
# “Wie war das Festival der Lust?” Podcast von Yvonne Peglow zur xplore 2019
# Some pictures from xplore Barcelona 2019, here…
# What is xplore? Promotional video clip here… Please share!
# Interview with me about EURIX by Vanina Tsoneva/ Sluttish from Oct 2018, just online now!
# Report on xplore Berlin 2018 – The Transformative Power of the Erotic by Karina Kehlet Lins online now…!
# Report on xplore Berlin 2018 – The Continuity of Sexual Freedom in a Once Liberal City by Jeanne Philippe online now.
# A video of my most recent lecture/ performance (The Living Room Tour) here: CREATING SEX POSITIVE SPACES (Berlin, May, 12, 2018)
# Some excerpts of ENGENHO (2008) my choreography for the Ballett of Teatro Castro Alvez, San Salvador da Bahia, Brazil are online now!
# The xplore Berlin 2017 Symposium is on line now:
“BDSM Sagacity: embodying complexity“ by Dr. Sacha Kagan
“Die Realisierung des Imaginären und die Irrealisierung des Realen …“ by Prof.Dr. Regine Herbrik
“Pearl Diving: Somaesthetics and Art” by Marius Presterud
“Being violently ill” by Dr. Nathalie Blanc
“The Sex-Positive Movement in the Context of Neo-Liberalism” by Dr. Peter Banki
# Some pictures from my performance “Swamp” with Anna Noctuelle at Anatomie Studio London, Oct, 20, 2017 !
# A full length video of MESSIAH GAME (2005) is online now, one of my essential choreographies I would say, I still like most of it. Check it out!
# Interview about Felix’ practice of Shibari / Japanese Rope Bondage, recorded by Shakti Sundari at Taste of Love Festival, January 2017 in Byron Bay, Australia, on youtube now!
# Measuring the Temperature of Dance in Berlin, interview by Diego Agulló; Felix talks about dance and sex in Berlin, July, 16, 2017
a long pause for us happening this year:
# first event in 2020 was xplore Roma, Sept, 4-6, 2020….
# August 16&17: “Fremd ist dein Kleid”, a new performance / installation at eX…it!’19 International Dance & Butoh Festival, Schloss Bröllin
# Aug 8- 17: Teaching and choreographing at the eX…it!! Festival, 7th International dance eXchange and performance festival on butoh and contemporary dance
# Lecture Creating Sex Positive Spaces and Shibari workshop in Athens (GR) for AthenShibari , May 24-26, at “The 14th day” Studio on May, 28
# Lecture & workshop Creating Sex Positive Spaces at UNCENSORED FESTIVAL, London, May, 18.
# EURIX – European Rigger&Model Exchange No XIV / April, 2019 at -> Säalchen, Holzmarkt, Berlin.
# In 2019 KONK weekends and MEGA KONK weeks every month. Sexpositive spaces for learning, experimentation and play, open for all!
# EURIX – The European Rigger& Model Exchange happening twice in spring and automn 2018, at Säalchen, Holzmarkt, Berlin. As part of the event we are also developping ROPE ARTISTS INTL., a performance platform for innovative rope bondage performances.
# xplore festivals 2018: xplore Barcelona, May, 25-27, 2018 // xplore Roma, June, 15-17 // xplore Berlin, July, 27-29 // xplore Copenhagen Aug, 3-5 More here: xplore
May 2018 The weekend ULTRA KONK (Kink and Superfood, May, 18-21) combined Conscious Kink with Conscious Eating&Cooking and lasted four days. KONK weekends were organized once a month from January to December.
Jan – May 2018 My Living Room Tour brought me to the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Denmark and numerous places in Germany. Thanks to all the people that hosted me! After more than fourty lectures on CREATING SEX POSITIVE SPACES all over Europe I did a final date in Berlin at Dock 11, on May, 12. A Video of the Lecture is on line, here !
# DARKNESS & LIGHT – a schwelle7 weekend on Dec 8 – 10 in Jana and Philipp’s beautiful house at Bötzsee, near Berlin.
# UNDOGMATIC ROPE at Anatomie Studio, London, with Sophia Rose, Oct 21&22, 2017
# Felix and Paola Calvo showed the schwelle7 movie VIOLENTLY HAPPY at GENDER BENDER Festival, Bologna, November, 3-5. Felix also did a lecture on SEXPOSITVE SPACES and taught a workshop called BISEXUALS ARE BETTER LOVERS!
# Felix performed and presented at Rome Bondage Week, Sept, 13 -17, Rome, Italy
# EURIX – European Rigger&Model Exchange No 11 / September, 18 – 24, 2017 at -> Alte Börse Marzahn, Berlin.
# Curating and presenting at xplore Berlin, July, 14-16, 2017
# Curating and presenting at xplore Copenhagen, August, 4-6
# Felix im Fuchsbau – KINK AND SUPERFOOD, June, 9 -11, near Bern, Switzerland. Organized by RouseRenoir, three days with an intense workshop program, a play party and lots of free space for free play and experimentation, plus delicious meals and snacks, prepared with love!
# Lecture performance by Felix Ruckert, Rope Bondage and some footage of schwelle7 and earlier dance works at GALLERIA MONDRIAN SUITE, Rome, Italy, June, 17 &18
# Curating and presenting at xplore Roma, June 23- 25
# May, 1 from 12am to 6pm, workshop Liquid Body – Hard Stuff at Dock 11 Berlin. A one day workshop focussing on contact improvisation and physical communication.
# From May, 2 to May 12 Felix facilitates a daily Professional Training in Contemporary Dance at Dock 11, Berlin, Monday to Friday, 10 00 – 11 30.
# More than Knots – workshop Rope Bondage and BDSM at KINBAKU LOUNGE Copenhagen, April 14 – 16.
# Felix is teaching and performing Rope Bondage at the infamous MOSCOW KNOT FESTIVAL, April 21 – 27.
# March, 20 – 26, 2017 / EURIX No X / spring 2017 at Alte Börse, Berlin – Marzahn
# March, 30 – April, 9, 2017 / THE NEW CIVILIZATION TRAINING – 9 days in a contemporary monastery – Schlüsshof am Lychensee, near Berlin / an intense fasting retreat with Micha Stella and Felix Ruckert
# VIOLENTLY HAPPY, Paola Calvo’s documentary about schwelle7 is programmed in cinemas in Germany. Here a review: “Theatre of Intimacy and Pain” by Shelagh Rowan-Legg (in English)
#Felix is teaching and performing BERLIN BONDAGE at Arts Yard, Bangalow, NSW, Australia Jan, 14th