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b12 is organising three festivals - in the spring, summer and fall. the one in the summer is our main event and has over 80 workshops, countless performances, events and lasts four weeks. the ones in spring and fall are hosting six 4-day research workshops. all three festivals are happening in person and on site here in berlin, at the studios and theatres, with all of the participants, teachers and choreographers. here are the festival dates and deadlines:

 

b12 spring: 11th - 14th of april 2024
24th of february early bird offer deadline
 
b12 summer: 1st - 28th of july 2024
24th of march early bird offer deadline
28th of april performance project deadline
3rd of june free radicals deadline
 
b12 fall: 7th - 10th of november 2024
8th of september early bird offer deadline

do you want to book workshops at b12 summer and not worry about where to stay? our "stay & research" offer might be for you! we invented this b12 summer bundle for you - through "stay & research", we offer you the possibility to book a combination of performance projects or workshops and accommodation (at eden studios - on the site where the festival is mainly happening, or in a hostel) for an unbeatable price. we offer this package in the summer only.

you can apply for all research workshops (4, 6, 8-day workshops, stay & research offers, somatic workshops, mentoring workshops, outreach, framing motion) up until one day prior to the start of that workshop.

 

however, performance projects and discount offers have deadlines. here are the deadlines for the early bird registration for the workshops and for the performance projects:

b12 spring: 24th of february early bird deadline
b12 summer: 24th of march early bird deadline
b12 fall: 15th of september early bird deadline

 

the performance project application deadline for the summer is 28th of april 2024


you have two options on how you can apply:


1st option - direct application

on each workshop page, you will find an "add to my summer workshops", "add to my spring workshops", or "add to my fall workshops" button. click on it and this workshop will be added to the list of workshops that you are interested in taking. to access this list, click on the icon "my spring workshops", "my summer workshops", or "my fall workshops" next to the menu button, and a pop-up window will open. you will now be able to start the application process.

please decide from the list which workshops you would like to apply for. for all the workshops you don't want to apply for, click "remove" and they will disappear.

you can apply for as many workshops as you would like. if you are applying for more than one workshop, it would help us if you could indicate your workshops from "priority 1" (top priority) to "priority 6" (lowest priority). doing this will save us all a couple of emails, making our correspondence even faster.

please continue to fill out the form. note that all the starred (*) fields are obligatory. to submit the application, click "apply". after sending your application, a new pop-up window will appear, informing you if your application went through. if your application was successfully submitted to us, you will receive an automated email confirmation. please also check your spam folder!

after receiving this confirmation, please allow us a couple of days to get back to you.


2nd option - email application

send us an email at researchordie[at]b12.space with the workshops that you would like to take. please provide us with your full name, full address (including country), a video link and a biography. if you would like, you can add a short motivation letter for each workshop.

you can apply for as many workshops as you would like. if you are applying for more than one workshop, it would help us if you could indicate your workshops from "priority 1" (top priority) to "priority 6" (lowest priority). doing this will save us all a couple of emails, making our correspondence even faster.

once we have received your application, we will follow up with a personalized email confirmation. please allow us a couple of days to get back to you.

for any questions you might have, please send us an e-mail at you[at]b12.space.

we are excited to answer your questions and help you!

you can apply for research workshops, stay & research offers, somatic research, mentoring workshops, outreach, and the framing motion workshop up until one day prior to the start of that workshop.

here you can find the deadlines for the early bird registration for workshops:

 

b12 spring: 24th of february 2024 early bird deadline

 
b12 summer: 24th of march 2024 early bird deadline

 
b12 fall: 15th of september 2024 early bird deadline

the performance project application deadline for the summer is the 28th of april 2024.

there is no deadline - you can just come early enough on the day of the workshop to the registration desk, register, and then you can take yoga. if you are attending other workshops here at b12, you don't have to apply for yoga. please check the b12 schedule for times. this class has limited space - that's why we register on a first come first serve basis every day it happens. for the no leader improv sessions you can just come and partake - there is no deadline or registration. both workshops are free of charge for all b12ers. please note that they only happen during b12 summer. for non-b12ers the no leader improv sessions are free of charge as well - yoga class is 5 euro.

we try to assemble specific groups for every workshop. we want to make sure that we find the best fit and that everybody in the room can fully participate. this is why we ask you to provide material, so we can judge your level of dedication and technique.

you can find the discounts in the price table by clicking on 'workshop prices' in the menu. or here.

apart from the outreach programs, we are looking for professional level dancers. please be clear in your application about your experience. other than requesting a minimum age of 18 years old, we have no age limit.

if you are taking a workshop at b12, you are eligible to attend vinyasa yoga classes free of charge all four weeks. yoga classes are happening only at b12 summer.

yes, the no leader improv sessions are free of charge. no leader improv sessions are happening only at b12 summer.

this year b12 is granting scholarships for its 2024 edition for dancers/performers who are coming from any zone of military conflict and had to flee.

we believe in non-violent conflict solutions and condemn war and its originators.

consequently b12 wants to help and support the people. donating money is one thing that we have done, but we would also like to give dancers an opportunity. an opportunity to feel welcomed here in berlin and gain back a fraction of normality in their lives by joining b12 workshops, free of charge.

we have given and will give away workshop spots for b12 spring, b12 summer and b12 fall. please follow us on social media to find more details.

we welcome you here at the b12 family and  look forward to receive your application.

it is obligatory to send us a video link because it provides us with an important perspective of you. if you don't have a representative video link, you can still apply, but it will be much harder for us to grant you a spot.

when a workshop fills up, we create a second "pool" of applicants. if a place opens up, we will offer the spot to one of the applicants in the "waiting pool".

if you already know that you have a conflict, please do not apply for these workshops or performance projects. we look for people who can commit to the entire duration of the workshops.

no, but if you want to help with our decision-making process, you can write a motivation paragraph for each workshop application.

because of many factors, b12 needs advance registration for its workshops - before the workshop begins. you cannot swap right before or after a workshop has started. please visit also our terms & conditions.

please find detailed information at our terms & conditions.

yes, b12 is devoted to curating controversial performances and hosting different types of performance approaches:

 


our live performance formats sungrazers and asteroids are happening at the dock 11 theater in berlin. you can book tickets through a ticket link here closer to the shows.
 
critical mass, luminous flux and free radicals, are taking place at eden***** studios. these events are always free of charge and entry is given on a first come first serve basis. our panel discussion deep space is also free of charge for b12ers, but we ask for a 5 euro entrance fee from everyone else.

 

our studio performance spin is happening at eden***** studios and we ask a very small entrance fee at the door. (5 euro)
 

b12 is devoted to curating controversial performances and hosting different types of performance approaches, which are open to be watched by everyone interested:

 

sungrazers: we invite three artists, who are teaching at the b12 festival, to present two existing evening-length pieces.
these performances will also take place at the dock 11 theater from the 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd and the 24th of july 2024 / 7pm / a fee is required for these shows.

 

asteroids: we have a great line-up of new artists. this is a triple bill.

the performance projects will take place at the dock 11 theater on the 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th and 28th of july 2024. 5pm and 7pm shows / a fee is required for these shows.

 

critical mass: an informal showing of pieces, created by and performed by the teachers and choreographers. plus talk back.

these showings will take place at the dock11 theater on the 8th, 15th and 22nd, of july 2024 / 7:00pm / free of charge!

 

luminous flux: here you can enjoy two inspiring and curated, dance-on-camera, short film screenings.

these screenings will be shown at eden on the 2nd and 6th of july 2024 / 9:30pm / free of charge!

 

we also have these brand new formats this year:


spin: these are 360 degree sittings / arena type performances, created by b12 teachers and choreographers.
this show will take place at eden on the 11th and 18th of july 2024 / 9:30pm / a small contribution towards expenses is required for these shows. (5 euro)

 

free radicals: a selection of pieces from b12 participants. a talk back will round up the experience!
the showings will take place in eden on the 3rd and the 7th of july 2024 / 9:30pm / free of charge!

 

side note - tickets are very limited, so you should make sure to book as soon as each premier and performance is announced.

 

to see performances at the b12 festival, you don't need to take workshops - everybody interested is welcome! you can find all details in the menu under "performances".

yes you can - this is our newest platform called free radicals! we will present three different solo or duet works (maximum 20 minutes each) on the 3rd and the 7th of july 2024 in an informal studio setting with audience here at b12, eden studios. those showings from b12ers will be very low key, lights on and off kind of thing. the showing starts at 9:30pm and it lasts all in all probably like 90 minutes, including a talk back. we will compensate each piece with 200 euros. please send your proposal latest by the 3rd of june 2024 to researchordie@b12.space, and we will select all in all six different works. we can only accept vimeo or youtube links to watch your piece. please make sure that you indicate in your application on which one of the two possible dates you would like to be presented. we will get back to you with the results by june 15th 2024.

 

we are looking forward to your application!

you have to cover your own accommodation and travel costs.

here are some links to places you might find interesting to explore:

 

circus hostel

 

hotel ibis budget

 

airbnb

below you can find the two locations where workshops and performances take place. please go to our "at a glance" schedule to find out where your individual workshops are held and where the specific performances will take place.

 

 

workshops and performances:

 

eden***** studios

breite straße 43

13187 berlin

 

dock 11

kastanienallee 79

10453 berlin

 

 

directions:

 

eden***** studios

s-bahn s85 (pankow) / 10 minute walk

u-bahn u2 (pankow) / 10 minute walk

tram m1 (pankow kirche) / 1 minute walk

 

dock 11

u-bahn u2 (eberswalder strasse) / 10 minute walk

u-bahn u8 (rosenthaler platz) / 10 minute walk

tram m1 (schwedter strasse) / 1 minute walk

here we wanted to give you some information about the covid-19 situation. you will find this below - but please keep in mind that all the other festival facts, which are in the faqs or in the terms and conditions are still valid.

 

right now we don't have any measures planned. this might change.

 

we are excited to be in the studio together, either with a small group of people or a bigger crowd. all the teachers have been instructed to follow measures, whatever they are at that point and we ask the same from all participants.

 

for safety reasons, there are a couple of things you have to keep in mind:

 

traveling and quarantine:

when you travel, measures and rules implemented by governments, states, districts, travel companies, institutions, and b12 may change before and during the festival, due to the pandemic. when you book your trip, please make sure to get travel insurance which allows you to re-book or cancel with a refund for your tickets. please consider quarantine rules. we will work very hard to make the schedule happen the way we have it organized right now. however we cannot guarantee that the schedule will happen as planned, due to covid-19, nor compensate for any financial loss from traveling or quarantine or any resulting loss of funds. generally speaking, if a country issues a travel ban we will reimburse the workshop fee. in that case, we will assess each situation per request.

 

for more information on traveling to germany, please go here.

 

 

cancellation of the festival:

we absolutely don't want to cancel the festival and we will do everything possible to make the festival happen. we put a lot of effort into it once again and are eager to be with all of you. still, we are dependent on how the pandemic develops, so in the event we would have to cancel, we will reimburse you 100% of the workshop fee you paid. please note that in this event we can't compensate for travel or lost funds for accommodation etc.

 

how to get information on the latest b12 news and measures:

 

if there is an update, we will inform all of you via the website in the menu under updates and/or email about the latest developments, before and during the festival.

 

thank you for being with us and supporting us by understanding the measures we have to consider if they are necessary.

please send us an e-mail at you[at]b12.space.

 

we are excited to answer your questions and help you and we will get back to you asap!

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