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research or die.

b12 is launching a new spring 2022 satellite program!

b12 + b12 + b12


we promised you more and the excitement has been rising! this year, we are bringing you a brand new 6-day satellite program, b12 spring, which will be running from the 18th until the 23rd of april 2022, before the main b12 summer festival launches for four weeks in july with a tremendous amount of workshops, performances and events, and is followed by yet another 6-day satellite event, b12 fall. this is going to be a year like never before, and you are invited to be a part of it all! these 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.
A variety of approaches await you. Don't be intimidated by the large selection. All the teachers we invite are interesting in their own way. There is (almost) everything: from film to text, movement, acrobatics, theater, the experimental, the unexpected to the futuristic. the best part: you make your own workshop plan!
whether you want to see the performance, take part in workshops, or both - b12 invites you to experience something new. the performances and events are open to anyone who is interested. you can find the individual performances in the sidebar menu.
b12 is committed to contemporary dance and performance art and supports the unconventional. It is dedicated to supporting artists who take physical and emotional risks on stage and in the rehearsal process - and supports different ways of working and approaches.

rising will power


b12 - the festival for contemporary dance and performance art in Berlin 2022 - celebrates the power of you! and even before our festival takes place in summer, we invite you to b12 spring from 18th to 23rd april 2022! during this week you can choose from nine 6-day workshops and see a work by an invited artist from our sungrazers performance series.

we hope to see you at the spring, summer and the fall festivals, where you will have the opportunity to dance alongside, and learn from, an amazing selection of inspiring teachers, artists and choreographers who are coming together to share their passion and knowledge with you and your fellow students in a light flooded and nature surrounded studio environment.

we will continue to adhere to the regulations, so that we can gather back in berlin to reconnect, learn and share in the seasons before us. for more information on how we're dealing with covid-19, please go to our faq page.

thank you for supporting us throughout these times of the pandemic, and for staying connected with us online and on planet b12. many of you have participated in the open and free research workshops, screenings, and discussions. we continue to plan more online events throughout the year, surrounding the three b12 events of 2022.

we are excited to host performances for our audiences again this year, and have already our first one planned for b12 spring. buckle up and get ready for a spring on full blast!


we welcome you and your force back to b12.

we are you.

dear amazing people,

we all were not prepared to see the war break out with all of the terror unfolding in the ukraine, inflicted by putin, but we are standing strong with the ukraine and the ukrainian people. believing in non-violent conflict solutions and condemning war and its originators, we ask to stop this unnecessary war!


consequently b12 wants to help and support ukrainians. donating money is one thing that we have done, but we would also like to give dancers from the ukraine, who recently had to flee due to the war, an opportunity. an opportunity to feel welcomed here in berlin and gain back a fraction of normality in their lives by joining b12 spring, free of charge: we are giving one 6-day workshop to every dancer from the ukraine who had to leave their home country due to the terrible circumstances that they have had to face.


b12 spring is happening from the 18th - 23rd of april 2022.


ukrainian dancers who have recently come to berlin need only to send us a copy of their passport and their preference of workshop that they would like to take to you@b12.space. for an overview of workshops, please visit https://b12.space/spring/welcome


we are giving away as many spots as we possibly can and are asking you to spread the word.

looking forward to having you here at the b12 family.


we are you!



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


sungrazers: johannes wieland, who is teaching at the b12 festival, will present "zentralmassiv", an evening-length piece on april 22nd and 23rd 2022 at dock 11. tickets will be available in march 2022.


tickets for the sungrazers performances are very limited. please make sure to book early.

b12 and the world


b12 has been committed to consciousness and sustainability ever since we started. here is what we do, and what you can do, to ensure that our actions are effective and have a positive impact on the environment:


b12 is part of a donation program to plant trees around the world - this year we will again will match the number of participants at b12 spring, summer and fall with trees: b12 is donating one tree for each participant that comes to berlin! we have chosen three locations to dedicate our support - brazil, tanzania and madagascar. you can see what we were able to do last year by clicking this link. please follow more on the projects here:






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


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 going by train instead of a plane. when traveling within berlin, please consider using a bike or taking public transport.


we are bringing artists from all over the world in a specific time frame to b12 and we aim to minimize the number of flights for each teacher as much as possible. i.e. 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 also working in a mobile office, sharing resources as much as we can.


we hold our main, four week long lasting festival in the summer, having literally no heating emissions and using very little electricity, trying to make use of daylight as much as possible.

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


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


we are open to suggestions on how b12 can have a greater impact on helping the environment each year, so if you have any ideas on how we can be more sustainable, please let us know!

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