Artistic director as well as curator of the Festival on the Art of Lust - xplore - and founder as well as director of the performance laboratory space - schwelle7 - in Berlin
Felix Ruckert is a dancer, choreographer, and conceptor. His experimental dance pieces and installations, his participatory work, but also his choreographies for ballet companies earned him an international reputation as one of the most innovative contemporary choreographers.
Since 30 years he is interested in all sort of body techniques. He studied ballet, modern and contemporary dance, Improvisation, Feldenkrais, Yoga, Chi Kung Tantra, Kyudo and much more. He worked as a dancer with several renowned european companies, before concentrating on choreography and conceptual work.
Since ten years he is also involved in a practical and theoretical investigation of BDSM and explores connections between BDSM techniques and artistic practices, developing an art and philosophy of sensual communication.
He directs the performance space schwelle7 in Berlin and curates and organizes the annual festival xplore.
An ill-tempered, arrogant and potentially abusive Ballet Master gives a sluggish Beginner’s Lesson.
Grace, discipline and the usual humiliations.
Participation only with appropriate ballet outfit (tights) !!!
Photo: © 2004 Caprice Dilba