delta® is an art performer, dancer, choreographer, art director and light & stage artist since the late 70's.
In 1985 he started his autodidactic dance studies by experimenting on stage and specializing in the German “Ausdruckstanz” (expressionism dance). In 1986 he started practicing Butoh, studying with Tetsuro Tamura, Akaji Maro, Kazuo Ohno and Anzu Furukawa in Tokyo.
In 1987 he founded tatoeba-THÉÂTRE DANSE GROTESQUE with Minako Seki and Yumiko Yoshioka in Berlin.
In 1995 he created "eX...it!" an international symposium and dance exchange project. Together with Yumiko Yoshioka he curates and directs this 4-yearly event at the Castle of Bröllin, an art-in-residence centre in Germany.
In 1998 he started exploring interactions with dance. His “Foot Washing Ceremony” presents an interactive public dance-installation for one person (www.feetwash.de).
Since 2000 he mainly collaborates with Felix Ruckert in Berlin and Gregor Weber in Cologne.
Through Felix he got in touch with Contemporary Dance and participated in interactive performances of Felix Ruckert such as “Deluxe Joy Pilot”, “Ring”, “Love Zoo” and “Secret Service”. Often ha has also taught at the xplore.
Since 2004 he is administrative director of Cie. Felix Ruckert Berlin e.V. and since 2008 also of schwelle7.
As part of the Creation Team of the xplore he is responsible for all production affairs, especially website, financial affairs, registration and participant's support.
Through a variety of practical excercises we will give you a feeling for the use of different whips. Only the one who knows what it feels like to be whipped, is able to use a whip responsibly.
Where can I hit with diffent whips? How strong can I whip without leaving traces? Or in order to leave traces!
We want to give answers to common questions, like:
- Where to get a whip?
- How to transport the whip without having to tell the neighbours "I have a pony"?
- How to make your own whip?
This workshop is explicitly for experienced sadists or/and masochists, who want to carry out a session in a safe but public environment. What kind of emotions are triggered by physical pain? What are my limits? How do I perceive my Hitting- or Receiving- Persona? What kind of images and thoughts are coming up?
We will organize several 30- minute-sessions to approach these and other questions regarding our practical experiences. There will be time for discussion and exchange afterwards.
As we aim for a very intense atmosphere, the number of participants wil be limited.
Please bring a partner and your own whips, if possible!
In Spanking as well as Caning the preferred "educational surface" is the bottom.
Spanking (slapping with the hand) is one of the safest ways to start learning about hitting, because the hand of the top also feels pain. For that reason overdoing it is rare.
The classic instrument for punishment in school (as some of you might still remember) has found its way into the sadomasochistic subculture. Besides "lust and pain play", the cane is usually used in role playing such as parent / child or teacher / pupil.
In this workshops we will talk about safety aspects and give answers to the question "What makes these games so interesting?"