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summer | main event

running from the 1st to the 28th of july 2024

© drew berry

b12 summer main event



these are 360 degree sittings / arena type performances, created by b12 teachers and choreographers. 5 euro eintritt - nur an der abendkasse. 5 euro entrance fee - only at the door. this performance will be presented in a split bill together with victor rottier.


lukas malkowski

microphone controller


dates (eden studios)



not barrier-free


lukas malkowski is a coda (child of deaf adult), dance artist, choreographer, filmmaker and aquarius, based in berlin. he was the recipient of canada’s 2015 hnatyshyn foundation developing artist grant for contemporary dance. since attaining his bfa in dance performance at toronto metropolitan university, he has worked with ceren oran/moving borders, toronto dance theatre, wang ramirez, staatsballett berlin, sasha waltz & guests, kate hilliard, jasmine ellis, diane borsato, adelheid, mocean dance, and deaf spectrum. he has performed in ctm festival, babylon berlin, an upcoming hollywood feature film(tba), the rodeo festival(munich), holland dance festival, and cervantino festival(mexico). lukas has performed the works of sidi larbi cherkaoui and maxine doyle at the banff centre and springboarddansemontreal. lukas’s choreography is shaped by embodiment, physics, and languages. he has choreographed ambient sets, music videos, and films for sam slater (joker ost), lbt, and luke slater. flowmentum, his movement practice, is driven by social dialogue and physics embodiment using sight and touch. he has taught in toronto, berlin, munich, slovakia, and mexico city. he is currently screening his film, takeoff, with jubal battisti across international film festivals, touring an emoji contemporary duet, face to face, with naishi wang, and developing solo work.


microphone controller

hello people and the world, my name is microphone controller, and i’ve come to play, with you, dearly beloved, thank you all for joining me here, i wanna talk about how, every single one of us, every single one of you in the audience tonight has your own voice, your expression, your movement, your feelings, your movements, your favourite songs, your excitement, your love…things only matter when you believe they’re worth saying, worth doing, it’s important that you’re all here, watching, listening, making noise, getting excited, make some noise, that, that makes me excited, that makes me believe i’m worth something believing this, is worth celebrating, is worth keeping alive, forever, guiding us through the uncertainty, just like our heroes, Prince, Bowie, Nina, Freddie, Whitney, Leonard, Sinead, thank you all for joining me here tonight, you could’ve been anywhere in the world tonight, but you’re here there’s so much i want to say, can i play one more?


Choreographer / Performer: Lukas Malkowski

Dramaturg: Antonia Gersch

Lighting Designer: Christopher Malkowski

Videographer: Drew Berry

ASL Coach: Gaitrie Persaud

Outside Eyes: Woosang Jeon, Rocio Becerra Paraga,

Inside Eyes: Annalise Van Even, Breeanne Saxton

Music composers: Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads, Lukas Malkowski, Prince  and the Revolution, Alphaville (Performed by Youth Group)


Made possible by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur Europa Berlin TanzPraxis 2022/3 Scholarship Fund





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