The Next Vision of Clubbing© since 1999.
Ritual The Club is the first Modern Fetish Party in Italy.
All Ritual parties are organized with a keen eye to the subject of sexuality and the body, to alternative subcultures and new artistic media, with the aim to coordinate performances, projections, live acts, visuals, installations.
Ritual was founded by the musician, DJ and club promoter Tiziano Rizzuti.
In the early 90s he moved from Rome to London and he discovered Torture Garden, the World’s Leading Fetish Club. The experience of TG gave him the inspiration for what became the philosophy of The Next Vision of Clubbing.
The name Ritual was inspired by the album Ritual de lo Habitual by Jane’s Addiction, Perry Farrell’s band, a concept album about spiritualistic ascension through a magic ceremony. A ritual is something you repeat to not get lost, to find yourself, a ceremony of sharing.
First official Ritual event was kick-started on December 15, 1999 by a group of clubbers fed up with the static and no-energy Italian club scene.
The new party immediately established itself as a must-go-to monthly event among like-minded alternative clubbers and the fetish crowd.
Ritual is a physical and mental environment where people can explore self-expression, cherish their fetishes, push the limits of their bodies, dress up to the nines or get down to some banging tune, submit or instigate, jump in or just stand by.
Safe, Sane and Consensual are the keywords in our concept of Extreme Clubbing.
Free Self-Expression is our philosophy.
Ritual supports any individual lifestyle, way of being, kink, ethnicity, minority, alternative sexuality, gender identity and sexual orientation.
Racism and sexism are not allowed.
Everyone is different. Everyone is welcome.
Respect is mandatory.
Ritual activities are focused on all the alternative subcultures often marginalized by mainstream culture.
Ritual can proudly claim to have hosted some of the most forward thinking artists, ground breaking performers, rule shattering musicians, awe inspiring DJs and utterly mad clubbers.
Aerial, Body Art, Freak Circus, Burlesque, Shibari, Painting and Sculpture Exhibitions are typical Ritual contents.
A short and inevitably incomplete list of some of the main names: Amrita, Andi Sex Gang Live, Atomizer, Avenue D, Bijou Noir, Cecilia Bravo, Charlotte Moran, Chrisalys, Crazy White Sean, Dave Tusk, Dominic Johnson, Empress Stah, Esmè Bianco, Fetish Dolly, Gina Harrison, Gobsausage, Isabella Santacroce, Jon John, Katharine Arnold, Katrina Lilwall, Kumi Monster, Lab 4, Lady Anne, Louise de Ville, LouLou D’vil, Lucifire, Lukas Zpira, Marnie Scarlet, Missa Blue, Missy Fatale, Mundus Absurdus, Noblesse Oblige, Olivier de Sagazan, Psycho Cyborgs, Ron Athey, Roxy Velvet, S.E.C.T., Sasha Flexy, Satomi Zpira, Skinny Red Head, Skoid, Suka Off, The Baron, Valis Volkova, Virgin Xtravaganzah, Vivid Angel, VNV Nation, Yusura Circus; Antidote, Atsuko Kudo, Dayne Henderson, Dead Lotus, Jane Doe, Lady Lucie, Torture Garden Latex.
Dress code is undoubtedly one of the main topics for a fetish party.
You need to be edgy, creative, unique.
Check out the specific section on this website to learn how to dress up to be admitted to a Ritual party.
Safe, Sane and Consensual
Good manners and proper behaviour are mandatory to join a Ritual party.
You need to understand Respect and Consent.
Check out the specific section on this website to learn about the sacred rules.
Torture Garden Italy
Since 2000, Ritual is official partner, promoter and ambassador of Torture Garden in Italy.
Since 2007 it’s the producer of Torture Garden Italy, the annual Italian edition of TG that takes place in Rome, a full-scale Torture Garden event.