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.
ongoing art installation, delta®
We all know this symbol of a nearly naked man nailed to a wooden cross: Jesus.
We all have seen it for ages quite everywhere in the Christian’s religious world.
We all have a more or less deep or strange feeling when we look at it.
But do we really know how it feels like, when hanging on a cross really?
How does our own body react?
Our emotions? Our mind?
It is up to you what you will experience when you hang up there on the cross, elevated above all others.
You can open a door to your very self.
You are the only one who decides what you are doing on the cross while time is playing with you.
You can stay still, dance, be afraid, suffer, enjoy, or even orgasm.
Time will be your Master.
In this art installation you can Xplore your feelings and approach the deeper meaning of being crucified.
Maybe you get a slight idea what it means “to take all the burden of mankind on your shoulder” while hanging up there.
There will be an introduction workshop as theoretical approach to this symbol with physical exercises
It is strongly recommended to attend this workshop before devoting yourself to the real experience of hanging a few minutes up there on this majestic cross.
Friday 16:00h outside on the lawn