Felix Ruckert

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Felix Ruckert

He discovered Japanese Rope Bondage in 1999 and he studied with some of the most renowned japanese and western masters. Amongst his first teachers were Matthias T.J. Grimme, Midori, Shadow, Bruce Esinem and Osada Steve.

When he opened schwelle7 in 2007 it quickly became an important hub for the international Shibari Community. For nine years he regularily invited masters from Japan and therefore had also the chance to learn from Arisue Go, Nawashi Kanna, Hajime Kinoko, Akira Naka, Otonaya Otonawa and Ren Yagami.

By programming Shibari at his venue schwelle7 he played a significant role in popularizing the practice in Berlin and throughout Europe. He also created several performances for the stage that integrated elements of Japanese Rope Bondage: STILLEN (2000), DIE FARM (2006), DRYADE – A DARK FAIRY (2011) and ZERO GRAVITY ZONE (2012).

Currently he organize twice a year the EURIX (European Rigger&Model Exchange) in Berlin, which is one of the most popular international meetings for rope artists who engage in the development of Kinbaku as an art form.

His personal approach is unconventional and does not follow any particular style. His ties adapt individually to each partner and each situation, He compose with body, rope, time and space in unpredictable ways. At the moment he call it UNDOGMATIC ROPE or BERLIN BONDAGE.