… is a multi talented human – always on the move, a researcher and traveler in terms of movement and is able to look deep into the souls of human beings. This curiosity brought her in contact with Felix Ruckert and his work in 2002.
She performed in his productions Secret Service through europe and SM – Sensual Magic at Schwelle 7.
Together with Felix, Uscha started to rise the community for xplore Berlin in 2004. As a producer she is working for xplore Berlin and Rome.
Besides that, Uscha is owner and head teacher of a Yoga Studio, she is educated in Pain-Release-Therapy. She studied classical ballett, contemporary dance and different massage techniques. She earned her diploma as systemical couple- and sexual therapist. Together with her partner Steff Huber she is running Liberation & Healing (www.liberationhealing.de) – with focus on couple- and sexualtherapy as well as group workshops to different topics of sexuality in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden.
Felix Ruckert is a dancer, choreographer and curator. He creates events, performs, gives lectures and teaches workshops – often fusing his knowledge from dance with an unique approach to practices of BDSM and conscious sexuality. He also enjoys making music.
He started as a dancer working with several renowned companies (Mathilde Monnier, Pina Bausch’s Wuppertaler Tanztheater) before concentrating on choreography, conceptual work and choreographic installations. Between 1993 and 2008 he created more than 30 evening length performances for his Berlin based company; some of those toured worldwide. He strongly influenced the performing arts by expanding the stage to the physical body of the audience and giving it an active role in his performances. His experimental dance pieces, his participatory work and his choreographies for ballet companies earned him an international reputation as one of the most versatile and innovative contemporary choreographers.
Felix main interest are the endless possibilities of the human body. He studied Ballet, Modern and Contemporary Dance, Improvisation, Feldenkrais, Pilates, Continuum Movement, Yoga, Chi Kung, Kinomichi, Kyudo, Tao Yoga, different Massage techniques, Tantra, Kinbaku, Choir and Solo Singing and much more. In the last twenty years he became well known for his practical and theoretical investigation of BDSM and the exploration of connections between BDSM techniques and artistic practices, developing an art of touch and a philosophy of sensual communication.
From 2007 to 2016 he directed the art venue schwelle7 in Berlin as a fusion of a kinky club, a dance studio, a theatre and a private living room: a permanent performance on the threshold between the private and the public. schwelle7 also produced many performances and workshops with Japanese masters and therefore played a major role in the popularization of Kinbaku – Japanese Rope Bondage- in Europe. A documentary about schwelle7, Violently Happy by Paola Calvo, was released in 2017.
Since 2004 Felix directs the annual festival xplore in Berlin and curates its international branches, with 28 editions in seven countries so far. Since 2012 he also directs EURIX – The European Rigger&Model Exchange, a bi-annual festival in Berlin dedicated to the development of Rope Bondage as an art form.
Webmaster for Xplore Berlin und Xplore Roma.
As an always searching and exploring soul with a huge vulnerable heart supporting Xplore is a best fit for him.
He is a state-approved health pracitioner in the area of psychotherapy and together with his partner Uscha he is running Liberation & Healing with focus on systemic couples- and sexualtherapy as well as group workshops on different topics of sexuality, bonding, fears, and insecurity in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden.
Steff’s second area of activity is his work as a documentary filmmaker specialiced on theatre documentaries and independent film making under the label Liberation Movies in Frankfurt.
Administration and financial affairs for all the European Xplore Festivals
More information at his presenter’s page: delta®