delta® has been an art performer, dancer, choreographer, art director as well as light, stage and S&M artist since the late 70's.
After initial autodidactic experiments with the German expressionist dance of the 1920s, he devoted himself to the Japanese Butoh dance and founded in Berlin in 1988, the first German-Japanese dance company: tatoeba-THÉÂTRE DANSE GROTESQUE with Minako Seki and Yumiko Yoshioka. Since 1995 he also curates together with Yumiko Yoshioka the international butoh dance-eXchange & performance festival eX...it!, which takes place all 4 years at Schloss Broellin/Germany. This year for the 6th time.
In 1998, he started to devote himself to interactive dance (ritual feet washing) and met through that Felix Ruckert with whom he teams up since 2000. At first he worked as a dancer in several interactive performances and till now also as the administrative head of the Xplore-Festivals, schwelle7 and of the non-profit association Compagnie Felix Ruckert Berlin e.V.
His many years of private S&M-disposition got in collaboration with Felix Ruckert a new dimension: sadomasochistic rituals developed into an art of sensual communication with artistic and philosophical approach. As a workshop presenter he is in particular trying to give an understanding of the spirituality behind BDSM as a love play. In his "white" S&M rituals artistic expression and loving devotion merge with the imparting of an intense "pleasure-pain-feeling" for the body and a liberating catharsis for the soul.
As part of the Creation Team of all the Xplore-Festivals he is responsible for production affairs, especially all the websites, financial affairs, registrations and participant's support.
An inner voyage dance workshop
In this workshop, we will examine these fields of feeling by taking positions and by jumping into emotions. We will also become aware that a little taste of dominance and submission can make us more playful
As my artistic background is based in Butoh dance I want to share an inner voyage approach to dance and improvisation.
We will use the expressive form of Butoh to create absurd and fantastical dialogues in the fields of feeling. By dancing we turn into story-tellers whose bodies create an affair of the in-between, clasped by moments of spirituality.
Foto: © Peter Banki
OUT DOOR FLOGGING
What a great opportunity that we can leave the hidden space and go out into nature for playing secret games…
We will look for a beautiful area in the close-by wood and also for natural tools. There we will find some branches for birching or also some stinging nettle stems…
Between trees and bushes we will find great spots to play with pain and pleasure wile flogging or getting flogged.
Of course we will go through a variety of practical exercises which give you a feeling for the use of different tools. Only the one who knows what it feels like to get whipped, is able to use a whipping tool responsibly.
By concentrating on the softness in our brain and body we will transform ourself into a snake or whip in order to feel the very nature of what we are doing. It will bring us the idea of being connected with our partner very deeply as we are responsible for each other in love.
We will therefore experience that there is actually nothing dark or secret by having a playful massage while a soft warm wind is caressing your skin too.