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summer main event

research or die.


 

 

school of thoughts

move your mind

 

we encourage mental exchange on different topics and are excited to see discussions unfold. for that purpose, we have developed three different formats that participants, and anyone who is interested, are invited to be a part of.

 

deep space: come, listen to, and discuss with invited artists and theorists, as they share their thoughts on the topic of intersectionality.
this event will take place at eden on the 5th, 14th and 28th of july / 11pm / free of charge!

 

reflect at critical mass: many of you were asking if after some of our critical mass performances, we could add a moderated discussion with the artists. now this has been added!
on the 4th, 12th and 22nd of juli 2022 at eden / 11pm / free of charge!

 

we also will bring reflection on our newest format free radicals right after the presentation for exchanging thoughts in an open discussion.

the talk back after the showings will take place at eden on the 15th and 29th of july 2022 / 11pm / free of charge!

 

 
to see performances or follow discussions at the b12 festivals, you don't need to take workshops - everybody is welcome!

© ramy Kabalan

b12 summer main event

 

panelists - jone san martin and victoria mcconnell

 

deep space

come, listen to, and discuss with these invited artists and theorists, as they share their thoughts on the topic of intersectionality. we are excited to have niv melamed leading this moderated discussion - curated by whitney cover and b12. free of charge for b12ers! (3 euro for everyone else)
 

 

Jone san martín astigarraga

 
jone san martín astigarraga was born in donostia/san sebastian in the basque country. since 2015, she has been living in berlin. she is a dancer, performer, choreographer and teacher of the improvisation technologies developed together with william forsythe. first, she studied with mentxu medel in san sebastian, then at the institutt del teatre in barcelona and at mudra international, the school of maurice béjart in brussels. after working as a freelancer within spain and belgium, she joined the ballett frankfurt, under the direction of william forsythe, where she danced from 1992 until 2004. she then joined the forsythe company, where she remained until 2015. she was part of the first edition of dance on ensemble in berlin, and will also collaborate with the second edition. she has created several works, and tours worldwide with the sólo/conference on forsythe’s choreographic notation, legítimo/rezo. throughout the years, she has 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, and susanne kennedy. additionally, she was given a carte blanche on scenic arts by donostia in 2016.
 

 

victoria mcconnell

 
Victoria collaboratively creates, performs, and teaches movement-based experiences which seek the bodily intersection of material and immaterial by grounding themselves in relationality, humor, and research. Raised in California, she earned a BFA in Dance from Belhaven University in 2008 and afterward worked with several dance companies in and around Seattle. Since 2015 she has been based in Berlin, working in Germany and throughout Europe. Engaging across mediums and genres, she has created with performer Rodolfo Piazza Pfitscher da Silva, puppeteer & actress Nathalie Wendt, and with musician Ruth Kemna as well as with composer Katya Sourikova. As a dancer, Victoria has performed for Irina Pauls (DE), Sommer Ulrickson (DE), Joachim Schloemer (DE/CH), Tanz Company Gervasi (AU), Sara Angius (IT/DE), the Staatsoper Berlin and more. She also performs for film and TV as well as her queer comedy alter ego. As a curator, she has helped create dance-based events at Abbey Arts in Seattle and at ada Studio in Berlin.

 

 

Whitney Cover

 

whitney cover is a performer, scholar, and educator whose current research is focused around the intersection of the body and environment—both built and naturally occurring. Prior to her relocation to Berlin, Whitney was the primary Teaching Fellow for Harvard University’s Theater, Dance, and Media concentration and a Teaching Artist for the Harvard Dance Center, under the direction of Jill Johnson —with whom Whitney co-taught several courses over the years. Whitney was a founding member of Boston Dance Theater, performing the works of Itzik Galili, Yin Yue, and Sidra Bell, as well as working with many local New England choreographers as a freelance artist. She served as Adjunct Faculty at Endicott College as well as a guest speaker for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston’s dance performance series during her time in Boston. She holds an Ed.M., Arts in Education from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, an M.A., Dance Performance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London, UK), and a B.A. Dance from the University of California, Irvine.

 

 

Niv melamed
 
Born in sea side haifa, Israel, Niv trained and taught capoeira, acrobatics, and afro-brazilian dance for 7 years and became a certified martial arts teacher at age 16. Following his interest in politics and performing arts, Niv started training in Acting and Contemporary dance in Israel, and continued with contemporary dance studies at SEAD (salzburg). soon after, since 2016, Niv joined the Johannes Wieland Dance Company of Staatstheater Kassel (DE), where he collaborated with choreographers Johannes Wieland (DE), Maxine Doyle (UK), Lenka Vagnerová (CZ), Helder Seabra (PT), and collaborated as a freelancer with Evangelos Poulinas (GR) and Ryan Mason (US) among others. Since 2018 Niv has been active in the GDBA (Performing Artists Union in Germany) and in dancersconnect.de to advocate for dancers rights to promote a more equitable and pleasant work environment. Niv is fascinated by mind and movement, movement for longevity, and researches the connection of the body, the self, movement(s) and society.

 

 

© ramy Kabalan

b12 summer main event

 

panelists - ami schulman and lukas malkowski

 

deep space

come, listen to, and discuss with these invited artists and theorists, as they share their thoughts on the topic of intersectionality. we are excited to have cree barnett williams leading this moderated discussion - curated by whitney cover and b12. free of charge for b12ers! (3 euro for everyone else)

 

ami shulman

 

ami shulman is a rehearsal director at the göteborgsoperans danskompani. she has choreographed for the national theatre of london, uk, the shakespeare theatre company, and has creatively assisted works with the cirque du soleil, the national ballet of canada and ballet bc. ami performed with compagnie marie chouinard, compagnie flak and the danceon ensemble, berlin. she has taught throughout europe, canada and the usa, including for the juilliard school, jacob’s pillow, banff centre for the arts, national theatre school of canada, codarts, staatstheater kassel, skanes dansteater, b12, amongst others, and is an artistic associate of the springboard project montreal/new york. ami is a certified feldenkrais practitioner®. she was an invited speaker for the 'feldenkrais in performing arts' summit 2021. ami has co-authored for the anthology back to the dance itself and has co-written articles on enactive cognition in mathematics and education. www.amishulman.com
 

 

lukas malkowski

 

lukas malkowski is a coda (child of deaf adult), dance artist, choreographer, aquarius, and avid cyclist from toronto, canada. he has worked with wang ramirez, staatsballett berlin, sasha waltz, peggy baker, arcade fire, toronto dance theatre, jasmine ellis, adelheid, mocean dance, naishi wang, and deaf spectrum. he has performed in babylon berlin, an upcoming hollywood action film (tba), the rodeo festival in munich, holland dance festival, and cervantino festival in 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 for techno musicians luke slater and lbt. his teaching practice is driven by social dialogue and physics embodiment using sight and touch. his contact practice with dana pajarillaga deals with interrelation, compassion, and non-hierarchical partnering technologies. he has taught in toronto, berlin, and mexico city. he is currently developing his solo installation, momentum contingency, for film and public space dissemination. www.vimeo.com/lukasmalkowski

 

 

whitney cover

whitney cover is a performer, scholar, and educator whose current research is focused around the intersection of the body and environment—both built and naturally occurring. prior to her relocation to berlin, whitney was the primary teaching fellow for harvard university’s theater, dance, and media concentration and a teaching artist for the harvard dance center, under the direction of jill johnson —with whom whitney co-taught several courses over the years. whitney was a founding member of boston dance theater, performing the works of itzik galili, yin yue, and sidra bell, as well as working with many local new england choreographers as a freelance artist. she served as adjunct faculty at endicott college as well as a guest speaker for the institute of contemporary art, boston’s dance performance series during her time in boston. she holds an ed.m., arts in education from harvard university’s graduate school of education, an m.a., dance performance from trinity laban conservatoire of music and dance (london, uk), and a b.a. dance from the university of california, irvine.

 

 

cree barnett williams


jamaican-irish and british born, cree barnett williams is a berlin based dance artist and model working across europe. her own creative and performative research and work stems, essentially, from the manifestation of trauma in the body; she is interested in the body as a resource for storytelling and human connection, and the importance and potentiality of humour as a mirror, in reflecting and deconstructing our understanding of ourselves, and in humanly making us available to connect to a piece of work, its performers, its subject matter and each other. a graduate of the rambert school in london, cree has spent the last decade working in the fields of contemporary dance and dance theatre, first as a freelance dancer and teacher in the uk and then as a member of the johannes wieland company at the state theater kassel from 2015 to 2019. currently, cree is working with choreographers marina mascarell (es/nl), elisabeth schilling (de/lu) and johannes wieland (de/us), as well as choreographing her own work. she has also appeared in punchdrunk’s the third day: autumn (hbo/sky arts), change (dir: philippe tempelman, choreo: sidi larbi cherkaoui), designer richard malone’s ss21 collection film rehearsal (london fashion week, centro centro madrid), as well as altered states magazine, the face magazine, and vogue italia. www.creebarnettwilliams.com

 

 

© ramy kabalan

b12 summer main event

 

panelists - julia fidel and ella rothschild

 

deep space

come, listen to, and discuss with these invited artists, as they share their thoughts on the topic of intersectionality. we are excited to have cree barnett williams  leading this moderated discussion - curated by whitney cover and b12 with the support of niv melamed. free of charge! (3 euro for everyone else)

 

julia fidel

 

Julia Fidel works both as series curator for the Berlin Film Festival and as a choreographer for film and series. She has created dance scenes with a wide range of styles for different directors, among them Gore Verbinski (for A Cure for Wellness), Lana Wachowski (for Sense8), Todd Field (TÀR) and Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries and Henk Handloegten for the various dance performances in their 1920s series "Babylon Berlin". She advises film and television productions on dance scenes and is an advocate for a better recognition of dancers as artists on films.

 

 

ella rothschild

 

rothschild was born in israel in 1984. rothschild is a choreographer, multi-disciplinary artist, and dancer. rothschild has danced with inbal pinto and avshalom pollak dance company, and batsheva dance company under the artistic direction of ohad naharin. currently, rothschild is dancing for crystal pite/kidd pivot. since 2010, rothschild has been creating her own works in collaboration with various artists from different disciplines. in 2016 rothschild received the promising creator of 2016 rosenblum performing-arts award from the city of tel-aviv, as well as the ministry cultural award. between 2016 and 2018, rothschild's works were performed in new-york, tokyo, and tel-aviv. in 2018, rothschild created feed for cia eliane fetzer de danca contemporanea in brazil, and timeline for balletto teatro di torino dance company in italy. rothschild’s latest production, futuristic space, premiered and opened the festival dance, dance, dance yokohama 2019, japan. in 2019 rothschild received a residency at baryshnikov art center in nyc. in addition, rothschild was named an artist in residence in the suzanne dellal centre’s inaugural residency program, and where she created pigulim. this year rothschild created a trilogy of works for batsheva dance company. a stage creation: summer snow, a digital creation; on the edge of nowhere and a book: a year without summer. www.ellarothschild.com

 

 

whitney cover

whitney cover is a performer, scholar, and educator whose current research is focused around the intersection of the body and environment—both built and naturally occurring. prior to her relocation to berlin, whitney was the primary teaching fellow for harvard university’s theater, dance, and media concentration and a teaching artist for the harvard dance center, under the direction of jill johnson —with whom whitney co-taught several courses over the years. whitney was a founding member of boston dance theater, performing the works of itzik galili, yin yue, and sidra bell, as well as working with many local new england choreographers as a freelance artist. she served as adjunct faculty at endicott college as well as a guest speaker for the institute of contemporary art, boston’s dance performance series during her time in boston. she holds an ed.m., arts in education from harvard university’s graduate school of education, an m.a., dance performance from trinity laban conservatoire of music and dance (london, uk), and a b.a. dance from the university of california, irvine.

 

 

cree barnett williams

jamaican-irish and british born, cree barnett williams is a berlin based dance artist and model working across europe. her own creative and performative research and work stems, essentially, from the manifestation of trauma in the body; she is interested in the body as a resource for storytelling and human connection, and the importance and potentiality of humour as a mirror, in reflecting and deconstructing our understanding of ourselves, and in humanly making us available to connect to a piece of work, its performers, its subject matter and each other. a graduate of the rambert school in london, cree has spent the last decade working in the fields of contemporary dance and dance theatre, first as a freelance dancer and teacher in the uk and then as a member of the johannes wieland company at the state theater kassel from 2015 to 2019. currently, cree is working with choreographers marina mascarell (es/nl), elisabeth schilling (de/lu) and johannes wieland (de/us), as well as choreographing her own work. she has also appeared in punchdrunk’s the third day: autumn (hbo/sky arts), change (dir: philippe tempelman, choreo: sidi larbi cherkaoui), designer richard malone’s ss21 collection film rehearsal (london fashion week, centro centro madrid), as well as altered states magazine, the face magazine, and vogue italia. www.creebarnettwilliams.com

 

 

Niv melamed
 
Born in sea side haifa, Israel, Niv trained and taught capoeira, acrobatics, and afro-brazilian dance for 7 years and became a certified martial arts teacher at age 16. Following his interest in politics and performing arts, Niv started training in Acting and Contemporary dance in Israel, and continued with contemporary dance studies at SEAD (salzburg). soon after, since 2016, Niv joined the Johannes Wieland Dance Company of Staatstheater Kassel (DE), where he collaborated with choreographers Johannes Wieland (DE), Maxine Doyle (UK), Lenka Vagnerová (CZ), Helder Seabra (PT), and collaborated as a freelancer with Evangelos Poulinas (GR) and Ryan Mason (US) among others. Since 2018 Niv has been active in the GDBA (Performing Artists Union in Germany) and in dancersconnect.de to advocate for dancers rights to promote a more equitable and pleasant work environment. Niv is fascinated by mind and movement, movement for longevity, and researches the connection of the body, the self, movement(s) and society.

 

 

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