The European Rigger & Model Exchange is preparing its “By the Sea” edition.

June, 24 - 29, 2018 at -> Entre Mer et Forêt – Royan – France.
This is the first ever “Summer” edition of the festival.
Produced by Place des Cordes, curated by Felix Ruckert and hosted on the western sea shore, the event is taking place on a 13 hectares camping, equipped with a dozen workshop spaces, swimming pool, sauna, hamman, jacuzzi, watsu pool and just 3 minutes’ walk from the sea shore.

Pilar LaOtra Eurix By the Sea - Photo : Zor Neurobashing
Pilar LaOtra
Gorgone & KikiVonD Eurix by the sea - Photo : Morgana Fata
Moolight Shadow, Cyril Grillon & Stephen Hawkings Eurix by the sea - Photo : Pagan Poetry
Boris Mosafir & Renata Eurix by the sea
Boris Mosafir
St Petersburg
Peter Soptik & Joan von Brook Eurix by the sea
Peter Soptik
Felix Ruckert & Anna Noctuelle Eurix by the sea - Photo : Jessica Wabbitt, CS Photography
Felix Ruckert
Kasia Skinny Read Head - Photo : Pictures in Blood
Kasia Skinny Red Head
Gaël L & Laura Eurix by the sea - Shibari en bleu
Gaël L.

In addition to the exchange and research program proposed by these and other presenters, there will be:

  • BONDAGE JAMS every evening.
  • A BODY WORK SPACE created by Jens Dube (Berlin) and Line Bangsbo Andersen (Copenhagen), offering daily classes in Yoga, Acro Yoga, Thai Massage, Watsu and other body practices that might enhance the rope bondage experience and help you to prepare, relax and reset your body.
  • AN OPEN STAGE for rehearsing and showing rope performances.
  • A PERMANENT PLAY SPACE for practice during the day.
  • A special PHOTOGRAPHY SPACE where photography can be practised all day.

Free for „Presenters“ (presenters are not paid but we provide accomodation and reimburse travel expenses).

150€ for „Students“ (single riggers or single models)/ Intermediate/ Advanced riggers only: To take part as a „student“ please apply with some information about your experience and some samples of your work (photo and presentation will be requested upon online registration.

The ticket include free access to tent space in the camping. You can book a more comfortable mobile home directly through the camping or by email.

Registration: Tickets
50€ are to be paid upon registration.
The balance (100€) is being paid upon arrival.

This is a different kind of rope event.

I organized many workshops with international, mostly japanese top riggers in Berlin during the last ten years and often I was very impressed by the technical level and artistic quality of the participants who came from all over Europe. I feel that there is a lot of creative and innovative rope bondage in Europe today. Many individuals are developing their own approaches. A sort of emancipation from the japanese masters is happening, not a rebellion or opposition, just people recognizing the importance of gaining autonomity in their artistic process.

So the idea came up to bring experienced European Riggers and Models together, for a week of exchange and research, twice a year. There are invited „presenters“ who share their work on a voluntary base: advanced riggers and models who have developed a personal style beyond japanese tradition, who are interested to learn and exchange with others and who wish to experiment with less hierarchical and dogmatic teaching structures. 

They are joined by a larger group of „students“, intermediate and advanced riggers interested to learn from the professionals present and paying a modest fee in order to finance the event. Also „students“ may propose workshops or perform during the week.

The schedule will be open. Every day a new plan will be established, with different workshops, research groups, talks etc. Up to four workshops run simultaneously, thus a wide range of topics and issues is covered. The content of the event will be designed according to the interests and needs of the participants rather then following a preconceived didactic concept or method. It will be different every time.

Felix Ruckert Organizer

EURIX I / autumn 2012: Felix Ruckert (Berlin), Peter Slemrian (Copenhagen), Ropert (Vienna), Shadow (Antwerp), Mark Yu (USA).

EURIX II / spring 2013: Bruce Esinem (London), Davide La Greca (Rome) Nina Russ (London), Shadow (Antwerp), Yoroi Nicolas (Paris).

EURIX III / autumn 2013: Amalion (Berlin), Pedro Gigas (Portugal), Peter Slemrian (Copenhagen), Andy Pandy (Stockholm), Gorgone (Marseille), Jari Vuomajoki (Helsinki).

EURIX IV / spring 2014: Barkas & Carreaux (Vienna), Pilar Laotra & AnaSita (Madrid), Mélanie Martinoli (Lausanne), Miumi-U & Gorgone (London/Tokyo/ Nimes), Riccardo Wildties & Red Sabbath (Rome), Sansblague and Bergborg (Stockholm), Ropeshadow (Athens).

EURIX V / autumn 2014: Nicolas Yoroi (Paris), Stefano BirdOfPrey (Roma), Shadow (Antwerpen), Slaneesh & GanRaptor (Gdansk), Alberto Noshibari (Barcelona), Amalion (Berlin), Tangle (Toronto).

EURIX VI / spring 2015: Caritia (Berlin), Enji Rayd (Berlin), The Joker (Berlin), Klara Luhmen (Berlin), Nennemich (Berlin), Osada Kinbaku Dojo: Hagen & Arliss (Berlin), Andreas Hartung (Berlin), Merlin (Berlin), Renée Aissance Favretti (Berlin).

EURIX VII / autumn 2015: Ropert & Eve (Vienna), Pedro Gigas (Portugal), Maranta Rubiera ( Barcelona), Alberto Noshibari (Barcelona), SkinnyRedhead (Edinburgh), Peter Soptik (Czech Republic), Vlada & Alex Falco (Moscow), Kristina Marlen (Berlin), ButterflyBondage (The Netherlands).

EURIX VIII / spring 2016: Andra Poloutropon (New York), Andrea Quartacorda (Firenze), Hera Delgado (Mallorca), Isabelle Hanikamu (Montréal), Lahtnor (Gothenburg), Nina Russ (London), Shadow (Antwerpen), Zor (Madrid).

EURIX IX / automn 2016: Anna Bones & Fred Hatt (London), Andrea Ropes & Clementine Poulaine (Bologna), Andy Buru (Stockholm), Bob Ropemarks (Amsterdam), Caritia (Berlin), Gluwur (Barcelona), Gorgone (Berlin), Matthias T.J. Grimme & Jemina (Hamburg), Scot Kinbaku (Copenhagen).

EURIX X / spring 2017: Danilo Andres Sepulva & Jasko Fide (Berlin), Gestalta& Anna Noctuelle (London), Hedwig (Malmö) & Ceci Ferōx (Helsinki), Iris Ordean (Durham), Jemina (Hamburg), Kissmedeadlydoll (NYC), Maranta Rubiera (Barcelona), May Dosem & Benoit Descordes (Paris), Red Lily (Roma), Tifereth (Toronto) BEGINNER COURSE: Felix Ruckert (Berlin), Caritia (Berlin), Matthias T.J. Grimme (Hamburg), Shadow (Antwerp), Nicolas Yoroi(Brussels).

EURIX XI / automn 2017: Cyril Quantiques Grillon (Paris), Dasniya Sommer (Berlin), Eris Maksym & Maya Homerton (Barcelona), Gorgone & Human Chuo (Paris), Grzesznik & Iarwa (Krakow), Michael RopeKnight (Königswinter), Boris Mosafir (St.Petersburg), MyMay & Goldie Sunshine (Tel Aviv), Nennemich (Berlin), BEGINNER COURSE: Shadow (Antwerp)___Kitty Rea (Bucharest), Pedro Cordas (Lisboa), Pilar LaOtra (Madrid) , Soptik (Prague).

EURIX XII / spring 2018: Barkas & Addie (Vancouver), Enji Rayd (Berlin), Iris Ordean (Durham), Kirigami & Tenshiko (Milano), Kristina Marlen (Berlin), Liya Kiss (Kiev), Nicolas Yoroi (Brussels)___ Pilar LaOtra (Formentera), Sophia Rose (London), Tifereth (Toronto).