PRESENTERS

Trinidad García

Performer /teacher, researcher/ choreographer and Contact Improvisation activist. Interested in the somatic, performance and improvisational contact, post-feminism and gender politics, worked since 2006 against gender violence; since 1994 in the cabaret field; Lover of writing and painting.

http://trinidad10.wix.com/deriarectificadora

Elena Urko

Post-porn activist, part of the transfeminist scene and one of the founders of Post-Op, this collective was one of the first groups in Spain to start working on dissident pornographic practices, sexualities and non-normative practices and bodies visible.
Their work includes performances, workshops and installations, conferences, video creation and direct action, although in recent times they have had a special focus on workshops.

www.elenaurkopostop.com

MARIE SAVAGE SLIT

Art director, graphic designer, performer...Marie Savage Slit comes from south of France and has several irons in the fire. She’s working on Berlingot since 2017, an erotic artbook that explores gender and sexuality fluidity through Art. She’s also involved in the Erosphere team in Paris since 2016 and offers sex positive creative workshops.


Nique Lucía Seren

With a background in biodanza, visual arts and conscious kink, Nique Lucia offers group and 1-on-1 workshops for those who want to consciously explore the not-so-well-known sides of themselves.

www.niqueluciasereen.com

Sonia Kala

Is a sexologist, tantric masseuse and facilitator of Tantra Queer, in Mallorca and Barcelona. Sonia is co-creator of the Institute of tantra and sexuality in Mallorca. From an early age she was a lover of art in all its ways and expressions, like classic ballet, circus, photography, sculpture and performance.

www.soniakala.com

Flo zif

Is well-known in the Paris queer scene. She organizes cultural events and
works with artists as a performer. She is in charge of workshops that focus on gender and alternative body issues, of the PlayNight (a kink party) and also cofounded the What the fuck?Fest! a festival dedicated to art and sexualities.


mihai

In my work I focus on the creation of ephemeral enchanted spaces where participants can experience abstract values and concepts in an embodied, immediate way. I've explored themes such as relating patterns, the embodiment of emotions, our relationships with our bodies, the practice of consent and creation of consent cultures, facets of sex and intimacy.
Photoo: Roger Rossell

felix ruckert

Is a dancer, choreographer, conceptual artist 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.
Since 2004 Felix directs the annual festival Xplore.
Photo: Florian Chavanon

http://felixruckert.de

Steen Schapiro

Is a film director, editor and teacher, born in Denmark, 1967. As a film director, he has made internationally acclaimed documentaries on sexual subcultures. As a teacher, Steen teaches film, art, sexology, debates sexual politics – and does lectures and workshops on shamanic domination and body rituals, focusing on spiritual kink and energy-based BDSM. After extensive travels and rituals, particularly in San Francisco under the guidance of Fakir Musafar and @cleodubois, the focus is on the inner journeys and discoveries through body play, submission/dominance and fetishistic symbolism.



Lisa Josepson

Works as a dance teacher as well as a movement and intimacy coach and aims to change the way the world perceives sexuality. Their main goal is to bring people to an embodied experience of feeling that our lust and pleasure is born from within us.
After 10 years of exploring different dance forms such as Blues, Swing, Contact Improvisation and traditional African dances, Lisa discovered her own connection between dance and pleasure. She had by then spent three years in Mozambique, a Mecka of people who embody their sexuality and sensuality through dance. This discovery took Lisa into a journey of exploring Tantra, Conscious Sexuality, the Wheel of Consent and Kink. Lisa is based in Stockholm and facilitates different combinations of movement, touch, sexuality and kink through private sessions, in groups and at festivals.
Lisa’s thanks the dance company Hodi Maputo Afro Swing in Mozambique and her African Sex Magic mentor Julieth Chuwa from Tanzania.

Halaze Manhice

Has been raised surrounded by music, dance and rituals as forms of passing on knowledge in her family and community in Maputo, Southern Mozambique.
In Southern Africa within the Bantu people there is a philosophy called Ubuntu that could be described as “I am who I am, because of who we are”. Living outside the continent of Africa Hallazy spent the last 9 years researching her roots and the Ubuntu philosophy. The reason we need spaces like Xplore is because people are moving away from connection and togetherness.
Instead Hallazy wants to help people reflect in a sense of community bigger than the family and the people who they personally know, to feel belonging with all human beings.
Through storytelling, dance and emotional expressions, Hallazy challenges the European mainstream values and shows that there is another way of being and connecting. A way where we can express ourselves through our bodies, explore sensuality, gender and also intense emotions through rhythm and movement. This way we can step into new sides of ourselves.
Also teaches and researches at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique and is finishing her PhD in climate change and Policies of Sustainable development at University of Lisbon in Portugal.


Julyen Hamilton

Has been making dances, directing and teaching for the past 40 years. He was born in England, then lived in Amsterdam and is now based in Girona in northern Spain.
Trained in a period of experimentation in London in the mid 70s, he has constantly made work from a radical point of view.
His work, both in company (ALLEN’S LINE) and solo, develops dance for the theatre. Since 1990 I have made more than 100 solos which have been seen all over the world.
As director of Allen’s Line’. I develop a communal language where movement and text constantly intertwine as they are passed amongst us; it is our way of manifesting a sharing of the imagination.
He has also been invited to choreograph for other dancers and to collaborate with other directors.
His work with musicians includes much rich work as a dancer and in recent years,
His teaching work comes straight from the stage experience.
Photography: Bluedog publishing


Marti Simek

Marti is international facilitator and speaker specialising in women's empowerment and erotic leadership. With 11 years of experience in the sexuality field, Marti has created her own unique approach to transformation and education around consent, sex and relationships. Marti's background as a professional dominatrix enables her to imbue her teaching with intersectional
feminism and politics, and provide a broader perspective around power and empathy. Marti is also a multi-disciplinary artist, using her work as a tool for storytelling, empowerment and survival in the world.


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