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24. / 25. / 26. Juli 2009 in Berlin



Since the End of the 70s, delta has been working as a performer and manager in several theatregroups in Berlin.

In 1985 he started, first autodidactically, concentrating on dance, later on Japanese Butoh. In 1987 he founded "tatoeba - Théatre Dance Grotesque", together with Minako Seki and Yumiko Yoshioka. It was the first German-Japanese Butoh Ensemble in Germany.
Since 1995 he is co-directing the dance exchange project "eX...it!" with Yumiko Yoshioka which takes place at Schloss Bröllin e.V.
1998 delta RA´i developed his "ritual feet washing ceremony".

Since the year 2000, his main focus has been collaborating with Gregor Weber and performing with Felix Ruckert in "Deluxe Joy Pilot", "Secret Service" and "Love Zoo" among others.


Feet Washing Ritual

Washing feet was a normal part of life in earlier times, because roads were dusty and shoes were expensive. Therefore washing feet was a daily ritual, a sign of respect and esteem for fellow people. It was not only used to clean, but to heal and to care for the feet, which were sore due to long distance walks. Meanwhile the feet washing ritual has disappered from daily life. Nowadays the idea of washing feet often causes amazement or astonishment.
He would like to bring new life to this ritual and answer the following questions:
- Why are feet so sensitive?
- How does the sensation of our feet give an impulse to the rest of the body?
- What should I know, if I want to do a feet washing ceremony?

Please bring a towel and a tub, if you can!

Foot Torture

Our feet are both robust and extremely sensitive.
The torturers in former times used this knowledge to give convicts draconian punishment with a cane on the sole. This punishment was extraordinarily painful, but it didn´t leave any traces.
Even today, the classic "Bastonade" is often used to bring pain through the sole of the foot to the whole body. Foot torture is however much more than the simple use of a cane. Torture starts for everyone at a different point. For some of us, tickling may be much more torture than anything else.
This Workshop will provide many nasty ideas for different methods of torturing.