ARCHIVE: 3rd Xplore Rome Festival on 19th+20th+21st of June 2015

OUR PRESENTERS  - a click on the images will get you further ...

xp-festival... is a three-day event on creative sexuality, BDSM, body work, dance, performance and ritual.

... offers more than 40 workshops, demonstrations, lectures and performances on different aspects and variations of sexuality.

... presents unusual individuals who play with, work with, and explore the phenomenon of sexuality. Individuals who have developed amazing techniques and rituals on their way. These forms are as varied as sexuality itself.  more...

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The Family
"Feeling protected. Feeling Supported. Feeling encouraged. Feeling seen. Feeling loved. Feeling endangered. Feeling repressed. Feeling Humiliated. Feeling rejected. Feeling punished...."
more about the Concept for 2015...

The Xplore Innovation
An article by Dr. Peter Banki


All workshops are learner-centred and for every-body. Even though some workshops may be quite physical, sexual contact as such is in no way required to participate and enjoy..  more...

Workshops' List

Schedule & Language

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The Xplore Rome 2015 Festival took place at:

Borgo Paola
I-00062 Bracciano-Pisciarelli ROMA



Review on Xplore Rome 2015 by Marianne

Testimonials on Xplore Rome (in Italian only)


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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. Since 1995 he also curates together with Yumiko Yoshioka the international butoh dance-eXchange & performance festival!, 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.




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An inner voyage dance workshop


In this workshop, we will xplore the tight ties which connect us to our family.

We will examine these fields of feeling by taking positions and by jumping into emotions. We will also become aware that a little taste of dominance and submission can make us more playful

As my artistic background is based in Butoh dance I want to share an inner voyage approach to dance and improvisation.

We will use the expressive form of Butoh to create absurd and fantastical dialogues in the fields of feeling. By dancing we turn into story-tellers whose bodies create an affair of the in-between, clasped by moments of spirituality.





Photo: © Peter Banki





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What a great opportunity that we can leave the hidden space and go out into nature for playing secret games…

We will look for a beautiful area in the close-by wood and also for natural tools. There we will find some branches for birching or also some stinging nettle stems…

Between trees and bushes we will find great spots to play with pain and pleasure wile flogging or getting flogged.  

Of course we will go through a variety of practical exercises which give you a feeling for the use of different tools. Only the one who knows what it feels like to get whipped, is able to use a whipping tool responsibly.
By concentrating on the softness in our brain and body we will transform ourself into a snake or whip in order to feel the very nature of what we are doing. It will bring us the idea of being connected with our partner very deeply as we are responsible for each other in love.

We will therefore experience that there is actually nothing dark or secret by having a playful massage while a soft warm wind is caressing your skin too.







Photo: MoBoFoTo©2013

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