b12 stands with ukraine! (read more)

research or die.

summer | main event
running from the 1st to the 30th of july 2023

© peter loewy

b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Jone San Martin Astigarraga

dance on ensemble | the forsythe company


Sympathy for the dancer 2

this workshop aims to address the fears, doubts and insecurities that will inevitably occur at some point during a dancer's formative years in the profession, and life is inside and outside of the studio. sometimes it's impossible to separate the two, which is ideally where one would wish to exist, live, breath and create, in both worlds. the inner-voice and the voice that we use to communicate with can be a tool to activate this part of ourselves. we speak with the body, we communicate with others with the voice. exchanging our thoughts with this much ignored part of the dancer can lead to new places, feelings and, ultimately, new confidence in oneself.

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2023. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

Jone San Martin Astigarraga was born in Donostia/San Sebastian in the Basque Country. Since 2015 she has lived In Berlin. She is dancer, performer, choreographer and teacher of the Improvisation Technologies developed together with William Forsythe. she studied with Mentxu Medel in San Sebastian, and then at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona and at Mudra International, the school of Maurice Béjart in Brussels. After working as a freelancer in Spain and Belgium, she joined The Ballett Frankfurt, from 1992-2004, under the direction of William Forsythe, after which she joined The Forsythe Company until 2015. She was part of the first edition of Dance On Ensemble in Berlin and collaborates with the second edition. She has created several works, and is touring around the world with the sólo/conference, on Forsythe’s choreographic notation, Legítimo/Rezo. During all of those years, she worked and collaborated with William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Jacopo Godani, Saburo Teshigawara, Fabrice Mazliah, Agnès Chekroun, Carlotta Sagna, Jan Lawers, Jan Fabre, Josh Johnson, Tim Etchells, Matteo Fargion, Rabih Mroué, Deborah Hay, Jan Marteens, Ersan Mondtag, Johannes Wieland, Mikel R Nieto, Emanuele Soavi, Susanne Kennedy, Ildikó Tóth, Yannis Adoniou, Ivana Müller, Mathilde Monnier, and Christos Papadopuolos. her Most recent work involves the examination of the role of the capacity, or incapacity, to hear/ deafness, and its relationship with sign language in movement and dance.


please subscribe to our newsletter

b12 |||||||||||||| 2023 |||||||||||||| we are you ||||||||||||||