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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.

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 the Xplore-Festivals he is responsible for all production affairs, especially the websites, financial affairs, registrations and participant's support.




Discipline & Punishment

"Disciplining" our partners ist a popular motive in BDSM scenes in order for inflicting pain on others for our own and/or our partners' psychological and/or physical gratification. Corporal punishment may vary in intensity through use of different instruments - for example hand versus single tail. Another difference may be found in the type of punishment - for example getting bound and whipped versus enduring long periods of kneeing.

"I'ma get medieval on your ass." ([c] Pulp Fiction)
The notion of punishment dealt out by state or authorities of all ages including our own, conjures up a lot of thoughts of cruel corporal punishment and public humiliation. Beatings with sticks, being battered by fists... An individual punishing another individual is another cup of tea from a whole range of available beverages around the Discipline-context. Punishment of choice may for example be a well-placed slap in the face, or a severe whipping.

Discipline may lead to a whole range of reactions in the passive partner. There may be a change in their increased or decreased ability and/or willingness to bear pain in the context of punishment. Feelings of helplessness and choicelessness and/or humiliation and/or mortification may surface. Many more emotions and reactions are possible!

In this workshop we will exchange views and thoughts on personal experiences with rules, breaking the rules, being punished. We will approach dealing out and receiving discipline by getting physical. We will play with making, bending and breaking rules and we will look into the sweet sweet mindset of arbitrariness.

One of the goals of this workshop is to delve into the mindset of lusting for punishment and to learn the ways in which we can play these games of hierarchy, roles and rules and enjoy ourselves. Be inspired to find new ways of giving and receiving in your loveplay...

Photo: © Mélanie Le Grand