The Fishing Dance & Other Cosmic Confessions with Sindri Runudde
In the workshop we will collectively dance and do a work out program together. I will teach different dances from the concept album connected to the performance “The Fishingdance & other cosmic confessions”. I wish to share the joy and fun of my tripple Q method (qute queer n qonfused) and share stories and experiences through silly dances. This will bridge the silly and trivial to the epic in an attempt of self healing and care.
Sindri Runudde is a Swedish and internationally based dancer and choreographer. Sindris work spans between different fields that include sound art, visual art and performance. Previously educated in contemporary circus and dance Sindri has worked with international companies as well as toured their own work in Sweden and abroad. Sindri works from a queer feminist perspective and from lived experience. Since having a visual impairment they are involved internationally in the disabled/crip dance community.
9:00 - 10:00 CET
Yoga and Sexual Alchemy with Angelos Ananda
Sexual energy is often viewed as something that you just have to deal with and eliminate and there can be a lot of guilt surrounding this. Learning to have a healthy relationship with your sexuality and to understand the spiritual connection means that this part of your life can become a medium for pleasure and spiritual connection. Yoga through practice and specific breath exercises can help activate your sexual energy. It is not only about body-stretching techniques, its also breathing techniques and massage methods. A beautiful way to amplify the body's mysterious energies.
Angelos Ananda teaches internationally yoga, meditation, movement classes and personal growth workshops inspiring people to live their lives to the fullest. He leads the group of Men Only Spiritual Yoga Retreats and workshops around the world.
11:00 - 12:15 CET
Opening Up - Exercises for opening your anal sphincters and enjoying your bum with Tim Foskett
The art of anal relaxation and the possibility of anal pleasure are not widely taught, encouraged or celebrated - even in this day and age. In this workshop we will share experiences, struggles and insights about the art of releasing and enjoying your anus - and have space to try some of them out in the privacy of your own home. All questions, insecurities, struggles and expertise welcome.
Tim is an individual and group psychotherapist with over 25 years experience of working with people and groups. He is a director of Loving Men and has a private practice in London where he sees individuals, people in relationships, runs on-going therapy groups for gay/bi men and supervises other practitioners. He has written a number of interactive workbooks for gay/bi men on self-esteem, relationships and sex, which you can download for free on www.timfoskett.com.
11:00 - 12:30 CET
My Grindr, why have you forsaken me? with Thomas Schallhart
What's your way of staying away from, coping with or enjoying gay dating apps? How do you prevent yourself from being an apphole and how can you do better? What are mindful ways of engaging in sexting, hooking up or finding intimacy and love? In this workshop, you are invited to discussions and reflections on boundaries and desires, mental and community health, sexual freedom and addiction.
Thomas does activism and political education around Europe. As part of the Berlin-based collective Critical Queer Solidarity, he currently develops an online reflection tool on safer dating for people using gay dating apps.
11:00 - 12:15 CET
Orgasmic living- the origin of sex with Johannes Heinzerling
In an orgasmic state it is easy to feel and enjoy life. Being who you are without separation. The foundation of how we communicate with life develops unconsciously during our early years. In this workshop I will guide you to reconnect with your essential style of ecstasy - your unique way to experience and express life in each moment. We will use trance, self touch, breath, movement, sound and sharing in the intimacy of small groups.
Johannes Heinzerling is a „heilpraktiker“, based in Utrecht NL. He has an acupuncture, shiatsu and psychosomatic background and he guides people through existential transpassings. He helps you to find your own strength and sensitivity. For more than 30 years, he works with fine energetically bodywork, constellation work, tantric, shinto and process orientated psychotherapy. His pupils praise his style of self-expression, meditative movement and marshal arts. His approach is, to find blessings in experiencing your inner nature.
13:00 - 14:30 CET
Layers of Intimacy with Sanjay Kumar
This workshop seeks to explore some of our own layers of intimacy. What are the layers we take off in order to connect erotically, emotionally, physically and even spiritually with our intimate partners? What are the layers we put on in order to do so? We will identify our comfort zones and see how we might stretch from them in order to grow and deepen our experiences also identifying our boundaries beyond which we may panic. We will explore how we say yes and how we say no. The workshop seeks to explore how we may shine our essence more authentically in order to connect more holistically with our lovers.
Sanjay is a psychotherapist and group work facilitator who has been working with Lovingmen.org with gay and bi men over 17 years exploring with them their journeys of self discovery, growth and intimacy. Sanjay is an integrative Gestalt practitioner using also mindfulness and meditation techniques bringing a more holistic experience to his practice. Sanjay offers sessions face to face and online and works both in the UK and India.
13:00 - 14:30 CET
Privates Talks with Marco Astolfi
What are the stories we’ve learnt about our genitals? What are the words, the names, the memories the anecdotes and the emotions attached to them? And what are the stories our genitals would tell us, if we only took the time to listen? This is a place to share and witness these stories, acknowledge them, let them go, if we don’t need them anymore, and possibly create new ones that serve us better. (Implies nudity).
Marco Astolfi is a literature translator, a writer, a storyteller and a faerie. He uses his autobiographic writings as a tool for healing, integration and transformation. Fellow Stretcher from 2014, Village regular, co-hosts the monthly Heart Circle for gbtq men and the Book Club. Attended the One Year Training in 2018 and currently assisting the 2020 one. Privates Talks is a revised upgraded version of the Cock O’Clock workshop given at Easter Stretch 2019.
13:00 - 14:30 CET
Introduction to Sex Magic with David Bloom
In this workshop, we will start from the body, working from sensation into movement, before bringing attention to the spacetime we are moving through, and our relation to other bodies. We will use Desire as a tool to enter an enhanced state of awareness and use that state to manifest intentions. We will not be referring much to specific magical traditions or lineages, and instead focus on sensing, and lived, embodied experience of energetic work.
David Bloom is a choreographer, dancer, teacher, father, filmmaker, bodyworker, pianist, and tea collector. Graduated from the M.A. Choreography course at HZT Berlin. David has taught in many contexts, including HZT Berlin, Tanzquartier Vienna, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Human Architecture Lab in St. Petersburg, K3 in Hamburg, the Masters of Contemporary Dance Education in Frankfurt, the Rietveld Academy for Fine Arts & Design in Amsterdam, & the ImPulsTanz Festival in Vienna. More info at:
16:00 - 17:15 CET
BodyFlow Massage with Maevon Canter
BodyFlow is a full body massage created by Andy Saich, normally given and received unclothed and including genital touch. However it is not an erotic massage as such. The emphasis is on acceptance, nurturing, appreciation and holding rather than on erotic arousal. This taster session will include an overview of the massage and its particular way of holding space and maintaining boundaries, after which we will learn and practice some of the floor based positions.
Maevon has pursued an informal exploration of spirituality and movement for over 30 years. He has studied Fine Art and The Alexander Technique and calls himself a Radical Faerie. In 2009 Maevon began studying somatic practices with Authentic Eros and certified as a Sacred Intimate in the Body Electric tradition. He learnt BodyFlow massage from its creator Andy Saich and sees it as the perfect way to bring together the wisdom of touch with spirituality and sexuality.
16:00 - 17:30 CET
Considering Evidence, Artifacts & Heirlooms: Queer Home 2020 with Tony Whitfield
For months, spaces we have occupied have been limited to our bodies in environments we have constructed and call “home.” For many queer people, the nature and contents of those spaces reflect of our histories and understandings of our relationship to worlds outside as well as conscious manifestations of our longings. This workshop will examine how our homes embed evidence, artifacts and heirlooms that express of our needs, defenses, aspirations and love of our selves.
Tony Whitfield is an artist, designer, and writer whose theater work has been shown by La MaMa, ETC. and his artworks in solo exhibitions at HOWL! Happening in NYC, the Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano in Lima, Centre LGBTQ and NUIT BLANCHE 2017 in Paris, and in group exhibitions in galleries and museums including Village.Berlin, NYC’s Museum of Art and Design, Leslie Lohman Museum, The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History and published in the US and abroad.
16:00 - 17:30 CET
LockDown / QueerFight with Marc Ben Boaz
This workshop uses movement to explore the boundaries between play, assertion and aggression. We will take the wisdom and insight that PlayFight/QueerFight offers, and use it to encounter ourselves at a deeper level. We will experiment with our own experiences of joy, rage, anticipation, threat, confrontation, curiosity, and find new embodied responses to them. Previous experience of PlayFight/QueerFight isn’t necessary, and everyone is welcome to explore, and move, within their own limits.
Marc has previously run PlayFight/QueerFight in London. He has a background in Judo, an expressive and improvised movement practice, and is a psychotraumatologist.
18:00 - 19:15 CET
Sensual Body Journey with Tchivett
In this workshop you will be guided into a fine awareness of your body and embark on a poetic trip of sensual movement and self eroticism. It is about self discovery and loving (there will be no facilitated masturbation), each participant will focus on themselves until a final closing sharing round. We will pay attention to many body parts and include the whole body. Clothing and camera are optional.
Tchivett is a berlin based dancer, improviser and performer. He comes from france and has training in contemporary dance, butoh, performance art, somatic practices and martial arts. Since 2011 he creates his own solo pieces and workshops, and toured throughout europe on alternative scenes and in festivals. He also takes part in different constellations of dance creative group processes and research collectives seeking to develop artistic and political practices around dance, improvisation, self-organisation, queer culture and feminism.
18:00 - 19:30 CET
Style your wig, bitch! with Renato Baldi
Starting with a classic bob style wig, we will learn step by step how to give it an entertaining and glamorous style. For this creation, you will use the classical method of hair curling styling set. With a quite easy technique and a few pieces of equipment, we will turn a boring wig into a fantastic and chic coiffure.
Renato Baldi is a French Parisian hair stylist based now in Berlin. He began his career working in several trendy hair salons in Paris le Marais. After some years he worked for the fashion industry (photo shooting, défilés couture, collection...). Finally he created his own space and managed it for ten years.
18:00 - 19:00 CET
Stretch Lounge with Axel Peddersen
We invite you to the Stretch lounge, an informal open space for discussion, reflection, saying hello and relaxing. Hosted by Axel on Saturday and Tony on Sunday.
Axel lives in Berlin and does bodywork with the Pantarei Approach and embodied counseling. He has roots in the Copenhagen left/trans/queer activist scene and now uses embodiment to assist groups and people on their journeys towards living lives full of strength, compassion and resilience.
20:00 - 21:00 CET
K(now) Talent Show in collaboration with the Radical Faeries Online Gathering
Next Saturday is October 31st, which is Samhain or Hallowe'en. As has been the ancient tradition, all of the faerie folk are invited roam the Earth, hosted by May and The Corona Virus Herself (channeled by Astro). This will be the 25th Global Online Faerie Know Talent Show. Please dress up, we will give everyfae a chance to show their costume during the show.
22:00 - 23:30 CET
Love Temple with DJ Imajinary (Maj)
Imagine a rollercoaster GoGo party with a steamy music playlist and sexed up zoom participants creating a safe space to watch and be seen jerking twerking or f*cking. Public chat is encouraged with creative cams from across the globe. The main rules : CAMS ON, sex-positive vibes, no breakout rooms and unmute when you cum.
DJ MAJ is a New Mexico based queer artist who has been co-producing the twice-monthly Radical Færie “Love Temple” since the early days of the pandemic and the start of the K(no)w Talent Show of the Radical Færies. Imagine a rollercoaster GoGo party with a steamy music playlist and sexed up zoom participants creating a safe space to watch and be seen jerking, twerking or f*cking, among other things. Public chat is encouraged with creative Cams from across the globe. The main rules : Cams On, sex-positive vibes, no breakout rooms and you can (if you like) unmute when you cum. All genders & bodies welcome.
23:30 - 02:30 CET
The list of facilitators and the program of Stretch Festival for Gay, Bi, Trans & Queer Men are subject to last minute changes.