RING 2023, Pic by Jess Bloom
I created two new performances for the SCIENCE WEEK Berlin 2023
# CYBERNETIC CIRCULAR DANCES, by Felix Ruckert and Rüdiger Wenk, Nov 3-5, 15 00 – 18 00 at IKSK
# THE COMFORT OF THE TRIVIAL – DER TROST DES TRIVIALEN, performance by Rüdiger Wenk, Felix Ruckert, Kaspar Dornfeld, Florian Leitner, Nov 4 & 5, 20 00 at IKSK.
# Meet me in Berlin at the IKSK – Institut für Körperforschung und sexuelle Kultur (Institute for Body Research and Sexual Culture)! I teach or perform there almost every day. More…
# EURIX – The European Rigger& Model Exchange No XXIV will happen April, 1- 6, 2024 at Säälchen, Holzmarkt 25, Berlin. The program is in the making. Registration is open. More…
# Neues Interview mt Jacqueline Lange ” Was ist sexuelle Kultur?”. Hier…
RECENT APPEARANCES, INTERVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS
# A remake of RING, iconic piece from 1999, was performed in July 2023 at Kultursommer Berlin.
17. Juli, 18 00 – 21 00 am Neptunbrunnen vorm Roten Rathaus
25. Juli 19 00 – 21 30 im Garten des Eden*****, Breite Str 43, Pankow
28. Juli 18 00 – 21 00 Malzfabrik Tempelhof, im Rahmen des xplore Festivals
# Pictures of Sad, taken by Joan von Brook, performance with Yael Stormborn at Prague Shibari Festival 2023
# Feb, 2023, THE PERCEPTION OF THE ELDER AND HOW TO LOOK THROUGH THE SKIN, a video portrait by Sergio Ricardez
# Interview with THE ICONIST, January, 2022
# Interview with SEPARÉE MAGAZIN, February, 2021
# 31.07.21// Deutschlandfunk Kultur // Radio sendung zum IKSK Sommerfest!
# Mein Text “Eine kurze Geschichte der sexuellen Liberalisierung in Berlin” ist erschienen online bei XelK Magazin. Check it out!
# BDSM für Anfänger “5 vor Sex” Podcast von Brenda Strohmaier mit Sanya Alaya, Karina Kehlet Lins, Felix Ruckert / März 2021
# 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!
# A video of my 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!
# 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
# Spring Tour 2023// Teaching and performing with Yael Stormborn (L.A.) at Serrat(u)s, Zürich, March 18 & 19, 2023// Prague Shibari Festival, March, 24 – 26, 2023// Athens Shibari, March, 31 – April, 2, 2023
# “In deinen Armen sterben” Performance at Anomalie Art Club, April 27 & 28, 2022
# Oct, 12 – 16, 2022, teaching at Schwelle Festival in Zell am See, Austria, three workshops: “About Flow”, “Dominance& Submission – Intentions” and “My beautiful Sex Life”
# Talk at URANIA, Berlin, 21.10.2021 in the frame of SEX EDUCATION by Brenda Strohmaier !!!
# 10.- 12 September 2021/ xplore Festival Roma
# 23.&24. 8. 2021: Teaching at KörperlICH Themenwoche in Velbert/ NRW.
# 26.6. 2021: Performing with Saara Rei in Prague at Rope Spirit XIII Festival.
Due to the Corona pandemic I had a long pause this year….
# First event in 2020 was xplore Roma, Sept, 4-6, 2020….
# During the winter lock down 20/21 I started producing large-format tapestries at IKSK. 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…
# 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