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Felix Ruckert

 

Felix Ruckert is a dancer, choreographer, and conceptor. His experimental dance pieces and installations, his participatory work, but also his choreographies for ballet companies have earned him an international reputation as one of the most innovative contemporary choreographers.

For the last thirty years, he has been interested in all sorts of body techniques. He has studied ballet, modern and contemporary dance, improvisation, Feldenkrais, yoga, Chi Kung tantra, Kyudo and much more. He has worked as a dancer with several renowned European companies, in particular Pina Bauch's Tanztheater Wupperthal, before concentrating on choreography and conceptual work.

For the last ten years, he has been involved in a practical and theoretical investigation of BDSM and has explored connections between BDSM techniques and artistic practices, while developing an art and philosophy of sensual communication.

He has been the artistic director and curator of xplore Berlin. Along with Dasniya Sommer, he founded the performance laboratory space - schwelle7 - in Berlin, of which he is currently also the director.