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mavericks

 

running from the 12th of may to the 3rd of august 2025

b12 mavericks

Dear mavericks,

 

b12 organises three festivals for contemporary dance and performance art in berlin: b12 spring, b12 summer und b12 fall. but now we are also launching a brand new, three month long contemporary educational program with many research, network and performance opportunities: b12 mavericks!

 

committed to its deep interest in the crossroads of art and science, b12 is launching this new three month long program, in which performing possibilities, performances, classes, workshops, choreographic research, theory and discussion platforms are all interconnected and form the backbone of this brand new, challenging module. participants of this format commit to and follow this program for an intensive three months. it gives you the time to think about which artistic path you want to take next while working with very...

...committed artists, creating and bonding with a very invested and very cool group of peers.

 

you and b12 mavericks

 

b12 mavericks offers you an extended b12 feeling like never before: new perspectives will put your learnings into new contexts. you are bound to become a rebel of your own thoughts and you may come out of rehearsals exhausted, confused, and fulfilled at the same time. but isn't that what you want - challenge and motivation? we want that - like there's no tomorrow! at the same time, there's always support if you need help. we really give it our all. we hope that you will, too.

 

in an incredibly beautiful, relaxed studio environment, you will immerse yourself in nature, before and after rehearsals, making this intimate campus your very own shangri-la. and as you've probably already guessed, the teachers, the choreographers and the long three months research period make it a very intense time, committing to gain, not only artistically, but also in terms of personal growth.

 

 

 

b12 mavericks will take place from the 12th of may to the beginning of august 2025.

 

if you are applying for b12 mavericks, you can choose between two different tracks: track a and track b. all workshops, classes etc. are identical in track a and b. track a and track b only differ in terms of which choreographer you work with (akira yoshida: track a - or - johannes wieland: track b) and when your workshops take place (first or second half of the day).

 

there are 25 places available for each of the two tracks and, as always, we are looking for an interesting, diverse and strong group of creative artists who are willing to take risks. we welcome applicants with a professional background, whether they are still at school or have been working in their field for a long time. we are not only looking for contemporary dancers; actors, circus artists, physical performers, singers etc. who are interested in cross-disciplinary approaches should also apply! we have no age limit, but you should be 18 by the time the program starts. all classes, seminars, workshops and rehearsals are held in english.

 

not interested? no problem!

 

sounds good? then you can apply starting today - there is no deadline. we will evaluate applications as soon as they arrive, but please give us a moment to get back to you with our decision.

 

 

we look forward to having an unforgettable time together!

 

your b12 team

 

schedule

here you can find an in depth overview of what to expect at the b12 mavericks program:

 

the first three weeks b12 mavericks offers for both tracks (track a and b) the same workshops, classes, theory sessions and discussions.

 

the next four weeks you will engage in a creative process with a choreographer of your choice, including two studio performances at the end of this time. the two different choreographers are track a: akira yoshida / track b: johannes wieland. (track a and b only differ in which choreographer you work with. all other workshops, classes etc. are identical.)

 

after that you will jump right back into classes for a week and the week after that you will be joining the workshop "framing motion". in this workshop you will learn how to use tools for filming dance and dance-related topics, how to create videos and the basics of video editing.

 

within the following four weeks, in our main event, b12 summer 2025, you have a lot to choose from: you can embark on a two-week process of a performance project, choosing between nine different choreographers, regardless of which track you are enrolled in. the performance project is culminating in five performances in the dock 11 theater! and as if this is not already enough, you have the chance to pick up to three 4-day workshops and one somatic workshop of your choice.

 

if you are part of b12 mavericks, you can take also yoga class free of charge every day, all of july. you get access to selected b12 performances and platforms - again, free of charge. all teachers and choreographers names for the b12 summer festival 2025 will be announced in january 2025.

 

for b12 mavericks participants we also exclusively organized three "how to" workshops for you: "how to apply for an artist visa here in germany", "how to manage your life as a freelance artist in berlin" and "how to apply for funding in berlin".

week 1 //

weekly specials

 

  • track a
  • track b
  • improvisation
  • technique

Evangelos Poulinas

  • track a
  • track b
  • improvisation
  • mixed ideas

olivia ancona

  • track a
  • track b
  • acting

orlando seale

week 2 //

weekly specials

 

  • track a
  • track b
  • improvisation
  • technique

Evangelos Poulinas

  • track a
  • track b
  • discussion
  • seminar

how to workshop #1

  • track a
  • track b
  • learning set material
  • technique

marion sparber & alan fuentes guerra

  • track a
  • track b
  • improvisation
  • mixed ideas
  • theatricality

Scott Jennings

week 3 – 6 //

weekly specials

 

  • track a
  • choreographic process
  • performing!

akira yoshida

  • track b
  • choreographic process
  • performing!

johannes wieland

week 7 //

weekly specials

 

  • track a
  • track b
  • learning set material
  • musicality
  • technique

christina mertzani

  • track a
  • track b
  • improvisation
  • technique

Evangelos Poulinas

  • track a
  • track b
  • discussion
  • seminar

how to workshop #2

  • track a
  • track b
  • learning set material
  • technique

vasko nasonov

week 8 //

weekly specials

 

  • track a
  • track b
  • mixed ideas
  • dance on camera
  • dance on camera

chrysanthi badeka

  • track a
  • track b
  • discussion
  • seminar

how to workshop #3

  • track a
  • track b
  • improvisation
  • mixed ideas
  • theatricality

Scott Jennings

week 9 – 12 //

weekly specials

 

  • track a
  • track b
  • mixed ideas

4 day workshop #1

  • track a
  • track b
  • mixed ideas

4 day workshop #2

  • track a
  • track b
  • mixed ideas

4 day workshop #3

  • track a
  • track b
  • mixed ideas
  • performing!

performance project

  • mixed ideas
  • somatic

somatic workshop

  • track a
  • track b
  • mixed ideas

yoga

prices

the complete program fee for three months for b12 mavericks 2025 is 1800 euro, so it comes down to 600 euro per month. there is an additional 360 euro admission fee for admin costs of the program. The program fee is covering the following...

...workshops, choreographic processes, seminars, performances and benefits:

 

 

+ 10 different types of classes taught by different teachers lasting each 5 days / 90 - 105 minutes long (per class)

 

+ 3 workshops taught by different teachers lasting each 4 days / 3,5 hours long (per workshop day)

 

+ 1 dance on camera "framing motion workshop" lasting 6 days / 4,5 hours long (per workshop day)

 

+ 1 somatic workshop lasting 4 days long / 1,5 hours long (per workshop day)

 

+ 1 choreographic process lasting 4 weeks / each week 5 days / around 4 hours long (per rehearsal day)

 

+ 1 choreographic process lasting 2 weeks / one day off / around 30 hours altogether

 

+ 3 "how to" workshops lasting each 1 day / 2 hours (each workshop)

 

+ 2 studio performances you are performing in

 

+ 5 theater performances you are performing in

 

+ access to selected shows at the b12 summer festival

 

+ an official certificate stating your participation in the performances, workshops, rehearsal, seminars etc

 

+ 2 videos to download, taken from your performances you performed in

 

+ 5 pictures to download, taken during your time here at the b12 mavericks program

 

 

faq

b12 mavericks is a three-months long training module for dancers, actors, physical performers, singers and anyone interested in cross-disciplinary work.

you have two options to apply:

1) please fill out the application on the website and submit it. we will get back to you asap!

2) send us an email with all the material requested in the online application and send it our way (mavericks@b12.space). also here: we will get back to you asap!

please contact us with any questions at mavericks@b12.space and we will try to get back to you asap.

all studio performances, workshops, classes, seminars etc will take place In Berlin at the Eden Studios: Breite Strasse 43, 13187 Berlin. the theater performances will take place at dock 11, kastanienallee 79, 10435 berlin.

B12 Mavericks will take place from May 12 2025 to the end of July 2025.

Here is an overview.

Here you can find our price list.

b12 mavericks will form two different groups on two different tracks: track a and track b. in each group we allow a maximum of around 25 participants - so all together we accept around 50.

No, you can only book b12 mavericks as a complete package.

yes, there are quite a few workshops and there are also two choreographic processes with all together seven shows that you can take part in. we also offer seminars that deal with different topics for artists in berlin and grant many benefits during the b12 summer festival to you.

If you are 18 years old or older, you can apply. We have no upper age limit.

Yes, we can provide you with a certificate that you have participated in the b12 Mavericks program.

Yes, after about two months you will receive a video recording.

Yes, you will receive five photos for free use after approximately two months.

yes, you have to organize and pay for your travel, accommodation and meals. however, we can of course help a bit to point you in the right direction to find accommodation.

Please read our conditions of participation here.

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