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b12 is back in the summer of 2021!

last year was a challenging one and we are all still facing many restrictions, but we are very happy to announce that b12 will be back from july 2nd through august 1st 2021 - it has been too long! thank you for supporting us through these difficult times. we are excited to host performances for our audiences again!

 

during these times we, and many teachers, wanted to give back through our online platform, planet b12. so many of you have participated in the free-of-charge research workshops, screenings, and discussions. we are planning more online events before, during, and after the festival! we are excited to bring everyone together again and we have been working on a safe corona concept following current measurements so that we can all come together, learn and share. for more information on how we're dealing with covid-19 please go to our faq page.

 

we welcome you back to b12! we are you.

feeling electrified?

 

b12 - the festival for contemporary dance and performance art in berlin 2021 - is celebrating the power of you! you can experience an incredible four weeks this coming summer from july 2nd through august 1st, filled with workshops and performances. wether you want to see only performances or take workshops - b12 has it all. the performances are open for everyone who would like to see them! (to see what we are presenting, and what is open for everyone to be part of, please go to performances in the menu bar.) next to incredible shows to experience, we facilitate a professional platform for performers to work with and learn from an extensive array of sought-after artists from all over the world, sharing their knowledge in a stunning studio environment.

 

while advocating for the field of contemporary dance and performance art, b12 is bringing power to the unconventional and is dedicated to nurturing artists who are taking physical and emotional risks on and off stage.

 

creation at b12

 

a large array of approaches awaits you. don't be intimidated by the choices. all the teachers we feature are quite amazing in their very own unique way. there is everything to dive into: from film to text to movement to acrobatics to theatrical to experimental to the unexpected to the futuristic.

 

nirvana at b12

 

the elongated workshop times give you a chance to deepen your journey in search of artistic growth, and we welcome you to choose from over 80 workshops and research experts. is there anything left to say? here at b12 you become part of a curious community that cares about the untold. whether it's cerebral, physical or anything in between - including the daily vinyasa yoga classes, all free of charge - your stay in berlin will give you an experience you will never forget!

 

anchor at b12

 

this year b12 is organizing new discussion platforms to exchange and share your views, to connect with peers, teachers, and anybody who wants to pass by. please subscribe to our newsletter for updates! apart from our professional workshops, we invite anyone and everyone to our outreach workshops for the general community. in these workshops, you will develop an understanding of body language, self-esteem, teamwork, and finding your inner dancer.

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

 

asteroids:  b12 will present this very sought after format, performed by the participants of the performance projects. this module presents new creations from six bewildering choreographers that will premiere here in berlin. (on july 17th, 18th and 31st, and august 1st 2021)

 

sungrazers: we invite three artists who will each present an existing evening-length piece. (on july  20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th and 25th 2021)

 

critical mass: an informal studio showing of pieces, performed by the teachers/choreographers. (on july 6th, 13th, 22nd and 26th 2021 / free of charge)

 

we also curate two screenings for dance-on-camera short films during the festival for you to watch! ( july 19th and 27th 2021 / free of charge)

 

 

b12's school of thoughts

 

we encourage mental exchange on different topics and are excited to see discussions unfold. for that purpose, we developed two different formats:

 

deep space: come, listen to, and discuss with invited artists and theorists who share their thoughts on this year's topic of intersectionality. this panel discussion is happening three times during b12. (july 12th, 18th and 31st 2021 / free of charge) for more information on this please go here.

 

add-on for critical mass: many of you were asking, if, after some of our critical mass performances, we could add a moderated discussion with the artists. now we have!

 

to see performances or follow discussions at the b12 festival, you don't need to take workshops - everybody interested is welcome!

 

b12 and the world

 

b12 has been committed to sustainability ever since we started. Here is what we do and what you can do:

 

  • b12 is part of a donation program to plant trees around the world - this year we will match the number of participants at b12 with trees: b12 is donating two trees for each participant who comes to berlin! This year we chose three locations - brazil, Tanzania and madagascar. please follow the projects here:

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brazil

tanzania

Madagascar

 

We are hopeful and want to contribute to a sustainable world. If you like the idea of reforestation please consider donating as well.

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  • we promote a plastic-free environment here at b12, asking everybody not to use or bring single-use plastic bottles, plastic cutlery, or plastic dishes. at the venue, you can find a cafe with vegetarian food and drinks - with sustainable tableware, as well as very good tap water to fill up your reusable water bottle.

 

  • when traveling from another country to b12, please consider the train instead of the plane. when traveling within berlin, please consider using a bike or taking public transport.

 

  • we are bringing artists from all over the world and we aim to minimize the number of flights for each teacher as much as possible. we bring one teacher to many participants instead of the other way around - saving a lot of energy and kerosine.

 

  • we decreased our printed promotional material for b12 to only two items! everything else is shared online. we are working in a mobile office, sharing resources as much as we can.

 

  • we are holding the festival in the summer, having literally no heating emissions and using very little electricity, trying to make use of daylight as much as possible.

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  • we offer an online format called “planet b12” throughout the year. we connect you with your favorite teachers and artists while saving on travel and accommodation = saving energy.

 

  • we produce only fair trade and eco-friendly t-shirts and hoodies for our participants and teachers!

research or die.

 

the following research workshops are held by very dedicated choreographers and teachers. every year we learn from your feedback and are very excited by the support and enthusiasm we receive!

 

in order to suit different financial needs and research ideas, we have created five different workshop options of different lengths: two, four, six, eight, and ten days. now you can mix and match and apply for the ones which work best for you. please check back regularly, since we will be adding some more workshops and workshop formats, like online workshops, over time - and be aware of our early bird options and price reductions. there is also a scholarship program available; you can find details in our faq section!

10 day research

8 day research

6 day research

4 day research

2 day research

 

these 90-minute four-day-long workshops emphasize the discovery of internal physical perception and experience.

 

this educational platform gives you the opportunity to have an in-depth experience with one choreographer, working on an idea and presenting it in a performance setting. performance projects are limited to around 12 performers and span over 12 days (Sunday off). the pieces will be presented three times at dock 11, a black box theater in the center of berlin. the application deadline is april 18th 2021.

 

have you always wanted to capture your ideas on video and learn how to refine your skill in merging the two creative worlds of dance and film together? through this platform you can explore a variety of possibilities and approaches of video dance and create your very own film!

 

reveal the energetic blueprint for your body in this two-hour-long de-stressing class. feel simultaneously revitalized and challenged. best of all: free of charge for all b12 participants!

 

looking for a thrill? if your creativity is looking for an outlet or you want to experience a new you, but you have never before connected to your inner dancer - these three community workshops are for you!

    schedule at a glance

Akira Yoshida

fast, but slow, but up, but down, but wild, but sensitive

//

Natalia Pieczuro

Fighting Monkey: Open Workshop by Natalia

//

Luke Jessop

riding the curve

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Lali Ayguade

from gravity to lightness

//

sadé Alleyne (sometimes kristina)

dynamics, rhythm & texture

//

Yuya Fujinami

Force separation

//

Felix Landerer

investigation into composition and existing repertoire

//

Sarah Cerneaux

moving through instinct

//

Nadine Gerspacher

catching limits

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

sadé Alleyne (sometimes kristina)

dynamics, rhythm & texture

//

Lali Ayguade

from gravity to lightness

//

Yuya Fujinami

Force separation

//

Felix Landerer

investigation into composition and existing repertoire

//

Sarah Cerneaux

moving through instinct

//

Mata Sakka

shiatsu massage practice

//

Winston Reynolds

microbatics & agility

//

Evangelos Poulinas

contemporary moves

//

Leo Lerus

The Musical Body

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Camilla Brogaard

vinyasa yoga

//

Yuya Fujinami

Force separation

//

Lali Ayguade

from gravity to lightness

//

sadé Alleyne (sometimes kristina)

dynamics, rhythm & texture

//

Felix Landerer

investigation into composition and existing repertoire

//

Sarah Cerneaux

moving through instinct

//

Natalia Pieczuro

Fighting Monkey: Open Workshop by Natalia

//

Akira Yoshida

fast, but slow, but up, but down, but wild, but sensitive

//

Luke Jessop

riding the curve

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Felix Landerer

investigation into composition and existing repertoire

//

Lali Ayguade

from gravity to lightness

//

sadé Alleyne (sometimes kristina)

dynamics, rhythm & texture

//

Yuya Fujinami

Force separation

//

Sarah Cerneaux

moving through instinct

//

Mata Sakka

shiatsu massage practice

//

Nadine Gerspacher

catching limits

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Luke Jessop

riding the curve

//

Akira Yoshida

fast, but slow, but up, but down, but wild, but sensitive

//

Natalia Pieczuro

Fighting Monkey: Open Workshop by Natalia

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Sarah Cerneaux

moving through instinct

//

Lali Ayguade

from gravity to lightness

//

sadé Alleyne (sometimes kristina)

dynamics, rhythm & texture

//

Yuya Fujinami

Force separation

//

Felix Landerer

investigation into composition and existing repertoire

//

Mata Sakka

shiatsu massage practice

//

Nadine Gerspacher

catching limits

//

Evangelos Poulinas

contemporary moves

//

Winston Reynolds

microbatics & agility

//

Leo Lerus

The Musical Body

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Leo Lerus

The Musical Body

//

Winston Reynolds

microbatics & agility

//

Evangelos Poulinas

contemporary moves

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Mata Sakka

shiatsu massage practice

//

Lali Ayguade

from gravity to lightness

//

Felix Landerer

investigation into composition and existing repertoire

//

Sarah Cerneaux

moving through instinct

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Tom Weksler & Roser Tutusaus

The Natures Of Partnering

//

Annamari Keskinen & Ryan Mason

unedited

//

Nadine Gerspacher

catching limits

//

Lali Ayguade

from gravity to lightness

//

Felix Landerer

investigation into composition and existing repertoire

//

Mata Sakka

shiatsu massage practice

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Tom Weksler & Roser Tutusaus

The Natures Of Partnering

//

Annamari Keskinen & Ryan Mason

unedited

//

Alexander Vantournhout

catabatics

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Leo Lerus

The Musical Body

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Victor Quijada

The RUBBERBAND Method

//

Marcos Morau

Kova / Geographic Tools

//

Tamara Gvozdenovic

unleashed movement

//

Marion Sparber

from inside to outside

//

Chrysanthi Badeka

framing motion

//

Sebastian Zuber

fuse it

//

Shamel Pitts

shamel pitts movement research workshop

//

Evangelos Poulinas

eternal stretching

//

Laja Field & Martin Durov

trinity

//

Adrienn Hód

body reviews

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

Guy Nader & Maria Campos

lab partnering | creation tools

//

Kenan Dinkelmann

flow acrobatics

//

Ami Shulman

reclaiming the self

//

Ella Rothschild

class + repertoire + practice creating through tasks and text

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Lali Ayguade

from gravity to lightness

//

Felix Landerer

investigation into composition and existing repertoire

//

Mata Sakka

shiatsu massage practice

//

Nadine Gerspacher

catching limits

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Tom Weksler & Roser Tutusaus

The Natures Of Partnering

//

Annamari Keskinen & Ryan Mason

unedited

//

Alexander Vantournhout

catabatics

//

Tamara Gvozdenovic

unleashed movement

//

Evangelos Poulinas

antigravity

//

Juan Tirado & Marco Di Nardo

ordinary.people

//

Oleg Stepanov

am i a body with a mind or a mind with a body?

//

Chrysanthi Badeka

framing motion

//

Sebastian Zuber

fuse it

//

Evangelos Poulinas

eternal stretching

//

Laja Field & Martin Durov

trinity

//

Adrienn Hód

body reviews

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

Guy Nader & Maria Campos

lab partnering | creation tools

//

Kenan Dinkelmann

flow acrobatics

//

Ami Shulman

reclaiming the self

//

Ella Rothschild

class + repertoire + practice creating through tasks and text

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Akira Yoshida

fast, but slow, but up, but down, but wild, but sensitive

//

Natalia Pieczuro

Fighting Monkey: Open Workshop by Natalia

//

Luke Jessop

riding the curve

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Tom Weksler

zen acrobatics

//

Micaela Taylor

TL Expand

//

Thusnelda Mercy & Pascal Merighi

technical exercises & creative investigations

//

Hannes Langolf

Opening Up - A Movement Practice Of Performance Presence

//

Tamara Gvozdenovic

unleashed movement

//

Chrysanthi Badeka

framing motion

//

Sebastian Zuber

fuse it

//

Shamel Pitts

shamel pitts movement research workshop

//

Laja Field & Martin Durov

trinity

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

Guy Nader & Maria Campos

lab partnering | creation tools

//

Kenan Dinkelmann

flow acrobatics

//

Ami Shulman

reclaiming the self

//

Tom Weksler

zen acrobatics

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Micaela Taylor

TL Expand

//

Thusnelda Mercy & Pascal Merighi

technical exercises & creative investigations

//

Hannes Langolf

Opening Up - A Movement Practice Of Performance Presence

//

Micaela Taylor

TL Expand

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Tom Weksler

zen acrobatics

//

Thusnelda Mercy & Pascal Merighi

technical exercises & creative investigations

//

Hannes Langolf

Opening Up - A Movement Practice Of Performance Presence

//

Tamara Gvozdenovic

unleashed movement

//

Tom Weksler & Roser Tutusaus

The Natures Of Partnering

//

Mata Sakka

shiatsu massage practice

//

Nadine Gerspacher

catching limits

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Annamari Keskinen & Ryan Mason

unedited

//

Alexander Vantournhout

catabatics

//

Evangelos Poulinas

antigravity

//

Juan Tirado & Marco Di Nardo

ordinary.people

//

Oleg Stepanov

am i a body with a mind or a mind with a body?

//

Thusnelda Mercy & Pascal Merighi

technical exercises & creative investigations

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Tom Weksler

zen acrobatics

//

Micaela Taylor

TL Expand

//

Hannes Langolf

Opening Up - A Movement Practice Of Performance Presence

//

Tamara Gvozdenovic

unleashed movement

//

Hannes Langolf

Opening Up - A Movement Practice Of Performance Presence

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Tom Weksler

zen acrobatics

//

Micaela Taylor

TL Expand

//

Thusnelda Mercy & Pascal Merighi

technical exercises & creative investigations

//

Tamara Gvozdenovic

unleashed movement

//

Chrysanthi Badeka

framing motion

//

Annamari Keskinen & Ryan Mason

unedited

//

Nadine Gerspacher

catching limits

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Tom Weksler & Roser Tutusaus

The Natures Of Partnering

//

Alexander Vantournhout

catabatics

//

Evangelos Poulinas

antigravity

//

Victor Quijada

The RUBBERBAND Method

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

Kova / Geographic Tools

//

Jefta Tanate

the 4th level

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Marcos Morau

Kova / Geographic Tools

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Victor Quijada

The RUBBERBAND Method

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Alexander Vantournhout

catabatics

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Tom Weksler & Roser Tutusaus

The Natures Of Partnering

//

Annamari Keskinen & Ryan Mason

unedited

//

Evangelos Poulinas

antigravity

//

Jefta Tanate

the 4th level

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Victor Quijada

The RUBBERBAND Method

//

Marion Sparber

from inside to outside

//

Tamara Gvozdenovic

unleashed movement

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Micaela Taylor

TL Expand

//

Thusnelda Mercy & Pascal Merighi

technical exercises & creative investigations

//

Hannes Langolf

Opening Up - A Movement Practice Of Performance Presence

//

Chrysanthi Badeka

framing motion

//

Laja Field & Martin Durov

trinity

//

Adrienn Hód

body reviews

//

Ella Rothschild

class + repertoire + practice creating through tasks and text

//

Johannes Wieland

the invincible loser

//

Fleur Darkin

cherry

//

Evangelos Poulinas

antigravity

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Tom Weksler & Roser Tutusaus

The Natures Of Partnering

//

Annamari Keskinen & Ryan Mason

unedited

//

Alexander Vantournhout

catabatics

//

Juan Tirado & Marco Di Nardo

ordinary.people

//

Oleg Stepanov

am i a body with a mind or a mind with a body?

//

Juan Tirado & Marco Di Nardo

ordinary.people

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Tom Weksler & Roser Tutusaus

The Natures Of Partnering

//

Evangelos Poulinas

antigravity

//

Oleg Stepanov

am i a body with a mind or a mind with a body?

//

Marion Sparber

from inside to outside

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Victor Quijada

The RUBBERBAND Method

//

Jefta Tanate

the 4th level

//

Zoe Gyssler

the villager

//

Sebastian Zuber

fuse it

//

Shamel Pitts

shamel pitts movement research workshop

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

Oleg Stepanov

am i a body with a mind or a mind with a body?

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Tom Weksler & Roser Tutusaus

The Natures Of Partnering

//

Evangelos Poulinas

antigravity

//

Juan Tirado & Marco Di Nardo

ordinary.people

//

Chrysanthi Badeka

framing motion

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Hannes Langolf

Opening Up - A Movement Practice Of Performance Presence

//

Laja Field & Martin Durov

trinity

//

Adrienn Hód

body reviews

//

Ella Rothschild

class + repertoire + practice creating through tasks and text

//

Zoe Gyssler

the villager

//

Marion Sparber

from inside to outside

//

Sebastian Zuber

fuse it

//

Shamel Pitts

shamel pitts movement research workshop

//

Sebastian Zuber

fuse it

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Marion Sparber

from inside to outside

//

Zoe Gyssler

the villager

//

Shamel Pitts

shamel pitts movement research workshop

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

Shamel Pitts

shamel pitts movement research workshop

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Marion Sparber

from inside to outside

//

Zoe Gyssler

the villager

//

Sebastian Zuber

fuse it

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

Alexandros El Greco

Organic Acrobatics

//

Evangelos Poulinas

eternal stretching

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Oleg Stepanov

am i a body with a mind or a mind with a body?

//

Guy Nader & Maria Campos

lab partnering | creation tools

//

Kenan Dinkelmann

flow acrobatics

//

Ami Shulman

reclaiming the self

//

Laja Field & Martin Durov

trinity

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Tamara Gvozdenovic

unleashed movement

//

Chrysanthi Badeka

framing motion

//

Adrienn Hód

body reviews

//

Ella Rothschild

class + repertoire + practice creating through tasks and text

//

Adrienn Hód

body reviews

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Tamara Gvozdenovic

unleashed movement

//

Chrysanthi Badeka

framing motion

//

Laja Field & Martin Durov

trinity

//

Ella Rothschild

class + repertoire + practice creating through tasks and text

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Marion Sparber

from inside to outside

//

Sebastian Zuber

fuse it

//

Shamel Pitts

shamel pitts movement research workshop

//

Alexandros El Greco

Organic Acrobatics

//

Florian Hoffmeier

physical capoeira

//

Guy Nader & Maria Campos

lab partnering | creation tools

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Evangelos Poulinas

eternal stretching

//

Kenan Dinkelmann

flow acrobatics

//

Ami Shulman

reclaiming the self

//

Rossella Canciello

gyrokinesis® method training

//

Johannes Wieland

now

//

Jone San Martín Astigarraga & Mikel R. Nieto

Muteness

//

Victor Rottier

s l a m !

//

Kenan Dinkelmann

flow acrobatics

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Evangelos Poulinas

eternal stretching

//

Guy Nader & Maria Campos

lab partnering | creation tools

//

Ami Shulman

reclaiming the self

//

Ami Shulman

reclaiming the self

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Evangelos Poulinas

eternal stretching

//

Guy Nader & Maria Campos

lab partnering | creation tools

//

Kenan Dinkelmann

flow acrobatics

//

Ella Rothschild

class + repertoire + practice creating through tasks and text

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Tamara Gvozdenovic

unleashed movement

//

Chrysanthi Badeka

framing motion

//

Laja Field & Martin Durov

trinity

//

Adrienn Hód

body reviews

//

Johannes Wieland

the invincible loser

//

Fleur Darkin

cherry

//

Lisi Estaras

Talk me through

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Winston Reynolds

microbatics & agility

//

Evangelos Poulinas

contemporary moves

//

Leo Lerus

The Musical Body

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Victor Quijada

The RUBBERBAND Method

//

Marcos Morau

Kova / Geographic Tools

//

Alexandros El Greco

Organic Acrobatics

//

Shamel Pitts

shamel pitts movement research workshop

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

Florian Hoffmeier

physical capoeira

//

Lisi Estaras

MonkeyMind

//

Fleur Darkin

Ripe Mess Organic Unconscious

//

Jos Baker

physicology and creative tools

//

Johannes Wieland<