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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, 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 and after the festival!

 

we are excited to bring everyone together again and we have been working on a safe corona concept with an official health specialist 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. 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 and the five no leader improvisation jams, 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 six artists who will each present an existing evening-length piece. (on july 15th, 16th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 29th, and 30th 2021)

 

critical mass: an informal studio showing of pieces, performed by the teachers/choreographers. (on july 6th, 10th, 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 four times during b12. (july 5th, 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! you can find all details on the menu listed under performances.

 

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 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!

 

for all you freedom-loving birds out there: this five-hour-long impro jam will be whatever you would like it to be! free of charge.

 

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

//

Jarkko Mandelin & Oskari Turpeinen

kinetic orchestra partnering workshop

//

Luke Jessop

riding the curve

//

Lenka Vagnerová

talk through your body

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Lali Ayguade

from gravity to lightness

//

Kristina Alleyne

dynamics, rhythm & texture

//

Yuya Fujinami

Force separation

//

Felix Landerer

investigation into composition and existing repertoire

//

Sarah Cerneaux

moving through instinct

//

Maxine Doyle

Tension States: amplifications of the human condition

//

Nadine Gerspacher

catching limits

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Kristina Alleyne

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

//

Maxine Doyle

Tension States: amplifications of the human condition

//

Mata Sakka

shiatsu massage practice

//

Winston Reynolds

microbatics & agility

//

Evangelos Poulinas

contemporary moves

//

Pin-Chieh Chen & Robert McNeill

Body motion

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Niv Melamed

redox

//

Leo Lerus

The Musical Body

//

Camilla Brogaard

vinyasa yoga

//

Yuya Fujinami

Force separation

//

Lali Ayguade

from gravity to lightness

//

Kristina Alleyne

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

//

Jarkko Mandelin & Oskari Turpeinen

kinetic orchestra partnering workshop

//

Luke Jessop

riding the curve

//

Lenka Vagnerová

talk through your body

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Jarkko Mandelin & Oskari Turpeinen

kinetic orchestra partnering workshop

//

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

//

Lenka Vagnerová

talk through your body

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Thusnelda Mercy & Pascal Merighi

technical exercises & creative investigations

//

Zoe Gyssler

the villager

//

Felix Landerer

investigation into composition and existing repertoire

//

Lali Ayguade

from gravity to lightness

//

Kristina Alleyne

dynamics, rhythm & texture

//

Yuya Fujinami

Force separation

//

Sarah Cerneaux

moving through instinct

//

Maxine Doyle

Tension States: amplifications of the human condition

//

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

//

Jarkko Mandelin & Oskari Turpeinen

kinetic orchestra partnering workshop

//

Lenka Vagnerová

talk through your body

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Sarah Cerneaux

moving through instinct

//

Lali Ayguade

from gravity to lightness

//

Kristina Alleyne

dynamics, rhythm & texture

//

Yuya Fujinami

Force separation

//

Felix Landerer

investigation into composition and existing repertoire

//

Maxine Doyle

Tension States: amplifications of the human condition

//

Mata Sakka

shiatsu massage practice

//

Nadine Gerspacher

catching limits

//

Lenka Vagnerová

talk through your body

//

Akira Yoshida

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

//

Natalia Pieczuro

Fighting Monkey: Open Workshop by Natalia

//

Jarkko Mandelin & Oskari Turpeinen

kinetic orchestra partnering workshop

//

Luke Jessop

riding the curve

//

Evangelos Poulinas

contemporary moves

//

Winston Reynolds

microbatics & agility

//

Pin-Chieh Chen & Robert McNeill

Body motion

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Niv Melamed

redox

//

Leo Lerus

The Musical Body

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Mattef Kuhlmey

no leader impro session

//

Maxine Doyle

Tension States: amplifications of the human condition

//

Lali Ayguade

from gravity to lightness

//

Kristina Alleyne

dynamics, rhythm & texture

//

Felix Landerer

investigation into composition and existing repertoire

//

Sarah Cerneaux

moving through instinct

//

Mata Sakka

shiatsu massage practice

//

Nadine Gerspacher

catching limits

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Pin-Chieh Chen & Robert McNeill

Body motion

//

Winston Reynolds

microbatics & agility

//

Evangelos Poulinas

contemporary moves

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Niv Melamed

redox

//

Leo Lerus

The Musical Body

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Winston Reynolds

microbatics & agility

//

Evangelos Poulinas

contemporary moves

//

Pin-Chieh Chen & Robert McNeill

Body motion

//

Niv Melamed

redox

//

Leo Lerus

The Musical Body

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Victor Quijada

The RUBBERBAND Method

//

Marcos Morau

Kova / Geographic Tools

//

Maëva Berthelot

the wholehearted

//

Niv Melamed

redox

//

Winston Reynolds

microbatics & agility

//

Evangelos Poulinas

contemporary moves

//

Pin-Chieh Chen & Robert McNeill

Body motion

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Leo Lerus

The Musical Body

//

Leo Lerus

The Musical Body

//

Winston Reynolds

microbatics & agility

//

Evangelos Poulinas

contemporary moves

//

Pin-Chieh Chen & Robert McNeill

Body motion

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Niv Melamed

redox

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Mata Sakka

shiatsu massage practice

//

Lali Ayguade

from gravity to lightness

//

Felix Landerer

investigation into composition and existing repertoire

//

Sarah Cerneaux

moving through instinct

//

Maxine Doyle

Tension States: amplifications of the human condition

//

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

//

Maxine Doyle

Tension States: amplifications of the human condition

//

Mata Sakka

shiatsu massage practice

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Tom Weksler & Roser Tutusaus

The Natures Of Partnering

//

Annamari Keskinen & Ryan Mason

unedited

//

Alexander Vantournhout

catabatics

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Lali Ayguade

from gravity to lightness

//

Felix Landerer

investigation into composition and existing repertoire

//

Maxine Doyle

Tension States: amplifications of the human condition

//

Mata Sakka

shiatsu massage practice

//

Nadine Gerspacher

catching limits

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Tom Weksler & Roser Tutusaus

The Natures Of Partnering

//

Annamari Keskinen & Ryan Mason

unedited

//

Alexander Vantournhout

catabatics

//

Evangelos Poulinas

antigravity

//

Tamara Gvozdenovic

unleashed movement

//

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

//

Lucía Toker

the curve

//

Sebastian Zuber

fuse it

//

Shafiki Sseggayi

african clash

//

Evangelos Poulinas

eternal stretching

//

Laja Field & Martin Durov

trinity

//

Adrienn Hód

body reviews

//

Kenan Dinkelmann

flow acrobatics

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

Victoria P. Miranda

endless physicality

//

Guy Nader & Maria Campos

lab partnering | creation tools

//

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

//

Jarkko Mandelin & Oskari Turpeinen

kinetic orchestra partnering workshop

//

Luke Jessop

riding the curve

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Tom Weksler

zen acrobatics

//

Micaela Taylor

TL Expand

//

Thusnelda Mercy & Pascal Merighi

technical exercises & creative investigations

//

Hannes Langolf

Moving Between The Worlds

//

Dimitri Kalaitzidis & Erik Elizondo

connecting sources

//

Tamara Gvozdenovic

unleashed movement

//

Chrysanthi Badeka

framing motion

//

Lucía Toker

the curve

//

Sebastian Zuber

fuse it

//

Shafiki Sseggayi

african clash

//

Shamel Pitts

shamel pitts movement research workshop

//

Laja Field & Martin Durov

trinity

//

Kenan Dinkelmann

flow acrobatics

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

Victoria P. Miranda

endless physicality

//

Guy Nader & Maria Campos

lab partnering | creation tools

//

Ami Shulman

reclaiming the self

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Pin-Chieh Chen & Robert McNeill

Body motion

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Leo Lerus

The Musical Body

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Victor Quijada

The RUBBERBAND Method

//

Marcos Morau

Kova / Geographic Tools

//

Maëva Berthelot

the wholehearted

//

Tamara Gvozdenovic

unleashed movement

//

Marion Sparber

from inside to outside

//

Chrysanthi Badeka

framing motion

//

Lucía Toker

the curve

//

Sebastian Zuber

fuse it

//

Shafiki Sseggayi

african clash

//

Shamel Pitts

shamel pitts movement research workshop

//

Evangelos Poulinas

eternal stretching

//

Laja Field & Martin Durov

trinity

//

Adrienn Hód

body reviews

//

Kenan Dinkelmann

flow acrobatics

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

Victoria P. Miranda

endless physicality

//

Guy Nader & Maria Campos

lab partnering | creation tools

//

Ami Shulman

reclaiming the self

//

Ella Rothschild

class + repertoire + practice creating through tasks and text

//

Tom Weksler

zen acrobatics

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Micaela Taylor

TL Expand

//

Thusnelda Mercy & Pascal Merighi

technical exercises & creative investigations

//

Hannes Langolf

Moving Between The Worlds

//

Tom Weksler & Roser Tutusaus

The Natures Of Partnering

//

Mata Sakka

shiatsu massage practice

//

Nadine Gerspacher

catching limits

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

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?

//

Micaela Taylor

TL Expand

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Tom Weksler

zen acrobatics

//

Thusnelda Mercy & Pascal Merighi

technical exercises & creative investigations

//

Hannes Langolf

Moving Between The Worlds

//

Tamara Gvozdenovic

unleashed movement

//

Thusnelda Mercy & Pascal Merighi

technical exercises & creative investigations

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Tom Weksler

zen acrobatics

//

Micaela Taylor

TL Expand

//

Hannes Langolf

Moving Between The Worlds

//

Tamara Gvozdenovic

unleashed movement

//

Hannes Langolf

Moving Between The Worlds

//

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

//

Lucía Toker

the curve

//

Shafiki Sseggayi

african clash

//

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

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Marcos Morau

Kova / Geographic Tools

//

Maëva Berthelot

the wholehearted

//

Jefta Tanate

the 4th level

//

Dimitri Kalaitzidis & Erik Elizondo

connecting sources

//

Marcos Morau

Kova / Geographic Tools

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Victor Quijada

The RUBBERBAND Method

//

Maëva Berthelot

the wholehearted

//

Alexander Vantournhout

catabatics

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Tom Weksler & Roser Tutusaus

The Natures Of Partnering

//

Annamari Keskinen & Ryan Mason

unedited

//

Evangelos Poulinas

antigravity

//

Maëva Berthelot

the wholehearted

//

Francisco Córdova

body action

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Victor Quijada

The RUBBERBAND Method

//

Marcos Morau

Kova / Geographic Tools

//

Jefta Tanate

the 4th level

//

Dimitri Kalaitzidis & Erik Elizondo

connecting sources

//

Jefta Tanate

the 4th level

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Victor Quijada

The RUBBERBAND Method

//

Maëva Berthelot

the wholehearted

//

Dimitri Kalaitzidis & Erik Elizondo

connecting sources

//

Marion Sparber

from inside to outside

//

Dimitri Kalaitzidis & Erik Elizondo

connecting sources

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Victor Quijada

The RUBBERBAND Method

//

Maëva Berthelot

the wholehearted

//

Jefta Tanate

the 4th level

//

Marion Sparber

from inside to outside

//

Sebastian Zuber

fuse it

//

Zoe Gyssler

the villager

//

Shamel Pitts

shamel pitts movement research workshop

//

Evangelos Poulinas

antigravity

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

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?

//

Tamara Gvozdenovic

unleashed movement

//

Marcos Morau

timelapse

//

Victor Quijada

Enter-Woven

//

Micaela Taylor

liberation

//

Micaela Taylor

TL Expand

//

Thusnelda Mercy & Pascal Merighi

technical exercises & creative investigations

//

Hannes Langolf

Moving Between The Worlds

//

Chrysanthi Badeka

framing motion

//

Lucía Toker

the curve

//

Shafiki Sseggayi

african clash

//

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

//

Juan Tirado & Marco Di Nardo

ordinary.people

//