Felix Ruckert


Felix Ruckert is considered to be one of the most unusual and innovative choreographers on the German scene. It has taken years for his radical concepts and experimental stage forms to be accepted. He is now internationally recognised as one of the major choreographers of the present day. Before creating works such as HAUTNAH, RING, DELUXE JOY PILOT and SECRET SERVICE, he danced with Wanda Golonka, Mathilde Monnier, and Pina Bausch, among others. Ruckert often gives the spectator an active role in the performance, confronting him/her with intensive emotions. Another central point in his work is the development of structures for improvisation and composition (TOOLS-System). With about 70 shows a year touring all around the world, his company is among the most active groups in Berlin. Recently the demand for his work as a guest-choreographer for ballet companies has increased.

He has been actively interested in BDSM for several years and is currently integrating this experience into his choreographic work..

For more information see: www.felixruckert.de www.schwelle7.de
His Workshops
BDSM as Performance
Felix Ruckert is currently using his knowledge of the body to explore and develop BDSM as an art form.
His approach is marked by his keen sensibility of the connections between time, space, emotion, and sensation. The exercises draw inspiration from sado-masochism, from role play and from other forms of ritualized sensuality. The workshop combines them with dance elements as composition in time and space, improvisation based on anatomic knowledge and technical tools from contact improvisation and other forms of partnering.
An important focus is the theatrical aspect: how conscious performing and playing with the outside gaze can transform a scene.