Playing with dominance and submission is an electrifying way to eroticizing hierarchy. Many archetypical scenarios of D/s role-play - boss/secretary, priestess/novice, teacher/school girl, daddy/boy - to name just a few - imply a difference of age and a context of education.
In our daily life, hierarchy manifests itself unavoidably in age differences in a family structure or as seniority in a work context. Hierarchy is introduced quite naturally by date of birth or length of service. As children, perhaps we found ourselves involved in our first (nonconsensual!) D/s relationship with parents and/or brothers and sisters. These early experiences strongly imprinted the psyche and continue to influence the sexual and emotional relationships of our adult lives. It is extremely challenging, revealing and perhaps even evolutionary to play with some of these roles as adults in a safe, unthreatening environment.
Age play can also be very hot and perhaps even healing. The roles of mother and father sometimes imply care and support. They may also trigger feelings of helplessness and complete loss of control. If dominant-submissive role-play is a form of “consensual abuse”, this is most certainly the supreme discipline!
Maggie and Felix may seem to have little in common but they share a keen taste for risk and adventure. They are joining forces in this workshop to collaborate on an exciting and provocative theme. No question about it, D/s role-play will be taken to a whole new level of intensity. Maggie, in her inimitable charismatic way, gives permission to be bad. And she brings to the game her enormous experience as a sexual healer. Felix lends tools and techniques from bodywork and theatrical role-play, as well as his knowledge of sadomasochistic practices.
Come play with us. A grown-up workshop for the curious and brave!
Felix Ruckert (1959) is a German dancer , choreographer , conceptor and author. He has gained international acclaim with interactive concepts such as HAUTNAH, RING, DELUXE JOY PILOT and SECRET SERVICE. These works are characterised by the radicalism of the style, the originality of the content, and the unconventional interpretation of the spectator-actor ratio. He often gives the viewer an active role in the performance and confronts him with intense emotions. For these interactive choreographies he invents special techniques for physical communication and perception and develops them into an art of touch. He currently lives in Berlin and is artistic director of the company Felix Ruckert / Berlin eV, founder and curator of schwelle7, experimental space for dance and BDSM and initiator of the annual festival "xplore", a three-day event on creative sexuality, BDSM, performance and ritual.
The internationally known sexologist Maggie Tapert has been leading her own brand of unique seminars and workshops for more than twenty years. Her pioneering work in the field of female sexuality is rooted in a profound focus on feminine pleasure and desire. Maggie Tapert was born in the USA and spent most of her adult life in Switzerland. She is a mother, a grandmother and has a private practice for coaching and mentoring in Zurich. Her autobiography, PLEASURE was published by Südwest Verlag, München.