Creating Sex Positive Spaces – The Living Room Tour
January – April 2018 /
Sex positive spaces are necessary to create bonds and to better understand love and relations. Sex positive spaces fight sexism and prevent violence and abuse. Sex positive spaces enable personal empowerment and deconstruct gender stereotypes. How can we create those spaces who allow us in all safety to fully exist as sexual beings?
Dancer and choreographer Felix Ruckert comes to your home to share his vision of a sex positive culture, to encourage a space of free expression and to facilitate a very direct, yet elegant and sophisticated approach to the sexual body.
To Ruckert, the right of ecstasy is fundamental, the freedom to take bodymind and soul to their limit is essential, the questioning of identity through mind-altering experiences is necessary. Conflict and violence is based inside ourselves, injustice and repression reflects the restrictions of the collective consciousness. Training fluidity is resistance against the ideology of product and profit, it enables the dissolution of the rigidity of economics that a capitalism gone crazy imposes upon the individual.
Felix will do a lecture and/or performance and will summon the guests to discuss his ideas. There will be some practical examples of the work, and maybe some play as well. The guests are invited to come, see and touch the work of one of the most influential Berliner artists, whose focus became the development of magic fields: worlds in the world, temporary autonomous zones, spaces where the usual codes of conduct are suspended to allow more gentle, open, direct and free interactions between human beings.
The evening is free of charge, all welcome!
Felix Ruckert, former Pina Bausch dancer, shook up the dance world with participatory performances and radical scenic explorations in the late nineties and provoked a scandal at the Biennale of Venezia in 2007. He initiated xplore and other festivals on Conscious Kink and Creative Sexuality and from 2007 – 2016 facilitated the enchanted performance venue schwelle7 in Berlin.
More about Felix: www.felixruckert.de
How does it work practically?
I plan a tour through Germany and Europe during January/ February/ March/ April 2018. I try to widen the community that was formed by schwelle7, xplore, EURIX and other events, in the hope to increase interest in this work and maybe even find support for the creation of a new venue.
You provide a space for the evening and host me and my crew (max 3 persons). It can be your living room or any other space. You invite your friends and anyone who is interested. (Feel free to use this text for your invitation!) If you bring 5 people together, we come. If you have a bigger space, a studio or similiar we can also add a workshop or participatory event to the mix (see options below).
The evening is free of charge, we will collect donations from the guests to cover our expenses.
If you wish to host the lecture / performance please send an email to felix (at) felixruckert.de and propose us some possible dates.