Felix Ruckert (Cie Felix Ruckert) studied dance in Berlin, Essen, Paris, and New York, working with other European choreographers (Pina Bausch’s Tanztheater Wuppertal from 1992-1994) before founding his own company in Berlin in 1994. His recent works reflect a commitment to dismantling common expectations of live performance, staging work in non-theatrical settings such as the brothel in Hautnah (1995), the group-therapy ritual in Ring (1999), the slide show in Schwartz (1998), the gallery in Stillen (2000), and the night-club in deluxe joy pilot (2000).