Xplore Paris 2013

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French Touch


On air in August

on Thursday 29 at midnight "Your wishes are my nights" on France Inter and on Wednesday, September 4

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delta® has been an art performer, dancer, choreographer, art director and light & stage artist since the late 70's.

In 1985 he started his autodidactic dance studies by experimenting on stage and specialising in the German “Ausdruckstanz” (expressionist dance). In 1986 he started practicing Butoh, studying with Tetsuro Tamura, Akaji Maro, Kazuo Ohno and Anzu Furukawa in Tokyo.

In 1987 he founded tatoeba-THÉÂTRE DANSE GROTESQUE with Minako Seki and Yumiko Yoshioka in Berlin.

In 1995 he created "!" an international symposium and dance exchange project. Together with Yumiko Yoshioka he curates and directs this 4-yearly event at the Castle of Bröllin, an art-in-residence centre in Germany.

In 1998 he started exploring interactions with dance.  His “Foot Washing Ceremony” presents an interactive public dance-installation for one person (

Since 2000 he mainly collaborates with Felix Ruckert in Berlin and Gregor Weber in Cologne.

Through Felix he got in touch with Contemporary Dance, participatind in Felix Ruckert's interactive performances including “Deluxe Joy Pilot”, “Ring”, “Love Zoo” and “Secret Service”. He also regularly teaches at xplore.

Since 2004 he has been administrative director of Cie. Felix Ruckert Berlin e.V. and since 2008 administrative director of schwelle7.

As part of the Creation Team of the Xplorehe is responsible for all production affairs, especially website, financial affairs, registration and participant's support.




Foot Washing

Washing feet was a normal part of life in earlier times, because roads were dusty and shoes were expensive. Therefore washing feet was a daily ritual, a sign of respect and esteem for our fellow human beings. It was not only used to clean, but also to heal and to care for the feet, which were sore due to long distance walking. Today the foot washing ritual has disappeared from daily life, with the idea of washing feet often causing amazement or astonishment.


I would like to bring new life to this ritual and answer the following questions:
- Why are feet so sensitive?
- How does the sensation of our feet give an impulse to the rest of the body?
- What should I know, if I want to do a foot washing ceremony?

Please bring a tub where both feet of a man would fit in comfortably and a towel, if you can! But come, even if you cannot bring anything.



Foot Torture


Our feet are both robust and extremely sensitive. The torturers in former times used this knowledge to give convicts draconian punishment with a cane on the sole. This punishment was extraordinarily painful, but it didn´t leave any traces.
Even today, the classic "Bastinado" is often used to bring pain through the sole of the foot to the whole body. Foot torture is, however, much more than the simple use of a cane. Torture starts for everyone at a different point. For some of us, tickling may be much more of a torture than anything else.
This workshop will provide many nasty ideas for different methods of torturing.



Spanking, Crop and Cane

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In Spanking as well as Caning the preferred "educational surface" is the bottom.
Spanking (slapping with the hand) is one of the safest ways to start learning about hitting, because the hand of the top also feels pain. For that reason overdoing it is rare.
The classic instrument for punishment in school (as some of you might still remember) has found its way into the sadomasochistic subculture. Besides "lust and pain play", the cane is usually used in role playing such as parent / child or teacher / pupil.

In this workshops we will talk about safety aspects and try to give answers to the question "What makes these games so interesting?"

Photo: © Mélanie Le Grand