b12 stands with ukraine! (read more)

research or die.

running from the 13th to the 16th of april 2023

welcome to b12 spring

no return


b12 - the festival for contemporary dance and performance art in Berlin 2023 is a one-way ticket - there is no return! you will be captured by our new 4-day satellite program, b12 spring, running from the 13th until the 16th of april 2023, before the main b12 summer festival launches for four weeks in july with a tremendous amount of workshops, performances and events, followed by yet another 4-day satellite event, b12 fall. this is going to be a year of dedication, and you are invited to be a part of it all!

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 artists in a light flooded and nature surrounded studio environment. 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 awaits you. don't be intimidated by the large selection. all of the teachers that we invite are interesting in their own way. there is (almost) everything: from film to text, movement, acrobatics, theatre, the experimental, the unexpected to the futuristic. the best part: you make your own workshop plan!


thank you 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 2023.


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 - supporting different ways of working and approaches.


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


we welcome the incredible you to b12!

we are you.


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


by the end of b12 spring, we will be hosting our popular critical mass showing with works by invited artists. on the 15th of april, come and watch this showing here at eden studios. this event is free of charge and open to everyone!

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 four locations to dedicate our support - haiti, uganda, nepal, 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!

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 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 away a 4-day workshop to four dancers 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 13th - 16th of april 2023.


if you are a ukrainian dancer who has recently come to berlin, you only need to send us a copy of your passport, your preference of workshop that you would like to take and a short video where we see you moving to you@b12.space.


the deadline to apply with your materials for b12 spring is the 31st of march 2023. we will decide and let you know the outcome shortly after that.


looking forward to having you here at the b12 family.


we are you!


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