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welcome to b12

we're back!

 

b12 - the new festival for contemporary dance and performance art in berlin 2018 - coming your way this summer running from june 25th through july 22nd. what started out as a small pilot project has grown into an event welcoming more than 45 research experts.

 

 

getting high with b12

 

performance projects, research and outreach: all formats are led by very skilled and dedicated teachers and choreographers from all around the world. we have carefully chosen our teachers in order to maintain a high level of professionalism and give this festival the cutting edge you expect from us. a large array of approaches awaits you.

 

 

doing it with b12

 

find the format which best fits to your idea of research, have a great stay in the amazing berlin and find yourself again under the vibrant light of b12.

 

 

new at b12

 

on the 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th of july, b12 will present „asteroids“, performed by the participants of the performance projects. this new module presents new creations from seven mind-blowing choreographers that will premiere at the dock 11 theater in berlin. this year we have also invited two artists that will each present an evening length piece on july 14th, 15th, 21st and the 22nd.

 

 

outreach at b12

 

apart from our professional workshops, we invite anyone and everyone to our community workshops. in these workshops you will develop an understanding of body language, self esteem, teamwork - and find your inner dancer. 

performance projects

performance projects - a new format at b12!

 

this special setting gives you the opportunity to have an in-depth experience with one choreographer, working on an idea and presenting it in a performance setting. each performance project is limited to around 17 people and spans over 12 days (sunday off). the pieces will be presented three times at dock 11, a black box theater in the center of berlin.

 

application deadline is april 15th 2018.

Shannon Gillen

vim vigor

you will engage in a rigorous process of unearthing your inner wants and needs...

Luke Murphy

dancer with Ultima Vez and Punchdrunk / Director of Attic Projects

Embracing the creative process as a chaotic...

lali ayguadé & guilhem chatir

former dancer with akram khan / dancer with wim vandekeybus

this performance project is about the dynamic play between the individual and the collective...

johannes wieland

i will drift through space and will not...

Iztok Kovač

en-knap

I wish to create an atmosphere where every individual depends on the collective...

helder seabra

former dancer with wim vandekeybus / sidi larbi cherkaoui / artistic director of helka

Life is a constant chain of beginnings and endings...

research

research or die.

 

the research workshops are held by very dedicated choreographers and teachers. last year many people suggested to also include a six day research period. in order to suit different financial backgrounds and research ideas, we have now created four different workshop options: two, four, six and eight days.

 

now you can mix and match and apply for the ones which work best for you. please be aware of our early bird options and reductions. 

8 day research

Maxine Doyle

associated director and choreographer of punchdrunk

We will draw on the myths of Death and the Maiden / Hades and Persephone as sources...

Annamari Keskinen & Ryan Mason

this workshop is designed to enable the performer to dive deeper into her/his innate ability to locate...

Johannes Wieland

i am a loser, and you, you're a loser too...

6 day research

Guy Nader

the workshop is based on physical and powerful floor work by which many movement patterns involving breathing, speed and release...

Jos Baker

peeping tom

Part of the emphasis will be on physical technique and the ability and understanding that dancers have to move through space...

Christina Mertzani und Evangelos Poulinas

free fall

in this workshop we will explore ways to improve our corporeal awareness in connection with a partner...

4 day research

Theo Clinkard

finding ways in which the performer is able to practice the act of 'being available to be seen'...

Olivia Ancona

former dancer with batsheva dance company and sharon eyal l-e-v

we will give space and time to get in touch with our physical sensations and movement qualities...

Hannes Langolf

dv8 / akram khan / punchdrunk

we will be using the voice, and physical principles of the flying low technique...

vittoria de ferrari sapetto

former dancer with jan fabre / sidi larbi cherkaoui / damien jalet

The workshop is designed to unlock the flow of living impulses within the body...

helder seabra

former dancer with ultima vez/wim vandekeybus / eastman/sidi larbi cherkaoui / artistic director of helka

risk, trust, instinct and speed...

paul blackman & christine gouzelis

jukstapoz

our ongoing curiosity and attraction for explosive frequencies...

francisco cordova

physical momentum project

The class work with control and physical intuition...

lali ayguadé

former dancer with akram khan

the work is based on how we use the floor when we dance...

kristina alleyne

alleyne dance

develop the dancers' creative mind, passionate drive, determination, strength, musicality...

Iztok Kovač

en-knap

Using this ‘new language’ as a tool, the participants will better understand the En-Knap approach to space, time, musicality, and composition...

luke murphy

dancer with Ultima Vez and Punchdrunk / Director of Attic Projects

Moving for purpose, moving for...

rakesh sukesh

payatt intransit is a contemporary movement technique...

tom weksler

Upon practicing ‘Archery’, one may feel either like he or she is involved in a very skill-full combat or in a passionate dance filled with risks and traps...

martin kilvady

les slovaks

my style embraces various interconnected elements: skillfulness, personal fulfillment and treatment...

shannon gillen

vim vigor

i’m interested in raising the stakes and in doing so by thrusting performers into surreal and heightened spaces...

christopher roman and ildikó tóth

the ballett frankfurt / the forsythe company

through our experiences with...

romain guion

alain platel/les ballets c de la b

At the root of this workshop lies a fundamental question. What is more essential to humanity...

ami shulman

former dancer with compagnie marie chouinard

Through guided, gentle movement explorations and games of observation...

erion kruja

dancer with hofesh shechter company

based on improvisation, this workshop will be filled with tasks and exercises...

Samuel Lefeuvre and Florencia Demestri

former dancers with les ballets c de la b / peeping tom

they propose engaging in playful exploration...

renan martins de oliveira

performer with meg stuart/damaged goods

The goal of this workshop is to awaken the mind to working with images, analogies, comparisons and symbols...

tony vezich

release the beast technique is a codified system - and more than that...

damien fournier

eastman/sidi larbi cherkaoui

The vocabulary of this workshop is a mixture of floor work, Tango and Kung Fu with a contemporary flow...

Milan Tomášik

les slovaks

playfulness, rhythm, responsibility, trust and fullness are the key words...

rainer behr

tanztheater wuppertal/pina bausch

My work is about finding a space where movement begins...

Wendy Houstoun

former soloist with forced entertainment / dv8 physical theatre

The workshop is a continued investigation into how language and the body co-exist in performance...

thusnelda mercy

tanztheater wuppertal pina bausch / sasha waltz & guests

I will encourage personal research on gestures and theatrical forms through inquiry and various tasks...

Tomislav English

founder of ferus animi // terra nova / former dancer with ultima vez and punchdrunk

the practice seeks to examine the principles of many modern and traditional techniques...

2 day research

victor rottier

dancer with johannes wieland

S L A M ! brings together my contemporary dance experience fused with the principals of urban styles...

Christina Mertzani

free fall

this workshop intends to help you explore, develop and bring to the surface super skills, both as an individual and as a team...

SHAFIKI SSEGGAYI

dancer with johannes wieland

The class is developed is a rich and powerful fusion between traditional African dance and my own personal style...

Tomislav English

founder of ferus animi // terra nova / former dancer with ultima vez and punchdrunk

the practice seeks to examine the principles of many modern and traditional techniques...

Juan Tirado

frantics dance company / dancer with johannes wieland

Origen is a very physical, dynamic and emotional experience...

Tom Weksler

Tom's approach to acrobatics training developed from the urge to look for the freedom within the movement...

Alexandros Anastasiadis

Dancer with wim vandekeybus / la otra familia

through this class we will expand our capacity for movement, develop potency, versatility and creativity...

Sebastian Zuber

dancer with johannes wieland

Gather all that you got! It's what you already possess - it’s that which hides inside of you and what we will push to the surface...

anusara yoga

reveal the energetic blueprint for your body

 

come to this two hour long de-stressing class and feel revitalised. best of all: free of charge for all b12 participants!

Kai Hill

during his two-hour training, kai likes to impart all aspects of body dynamics and body awareness...

pair massage practice

a new experience awaits you

 

whether you are looking for a way to relax or to learn new tools to prevent injuries - this hands on class is for you. also free of charge for b12ers! 

Mata Sakka

i am happy to culminate my skillset in anatomical studies and massage therapy into a workshop based on functional anatomy...

outreach

looking for a thrill?

 

if your creativity is looking for an outlet or you want to experience a new you, but you have never before connected to your inner dancer - these two community workshops are for you!

Evangelos Poulinas

community workshop

in this workshop you will get a taste of what contemporary dance can be...

Florian Hoffmeier

community workshop

this class is based on mixed contemporary and traditional capoeira styles...

schedule at a glance /

paul blackman & christine gouzelis

shock the body

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francisco cordova

Body-Action & Movement-Relation

//

martin kilvady

all inclusive - ground level

//

Annamari Keskinen & Ryan Mason

thar be dragons

//

francisco córdova

body-action & movement-relation

//

paul blackman & christine gouzelis

shock the body

//

christina mertzani & evangelos poulinas

partnering

//

Johannes Wieland

the invincible loser

//

Shafiki Sseggayi

african clash

//

annamari keskinen & ryan mason

thar be dragons

//

tom weksler

movement archery

//

martin kilvady

ALL INCLUSIVE - GROUND LEVEL

//

shafiki sseggayi

african clash

//

Christina Mertzani und Evangelos Poulinas

partnering

//

johannes wieland

the invincible loser

//

Iztok Kovač

EN-KNAP composing principles

//

Christina Mertzani und Evangelos Poulinas

partnering

//

rakesh sukesh

payatt intransit and solo initiation

//

samuel lefeuvre & florencia demestri

bending reality

//

thusnelda mercy

technique & composition through improvisation

//

Johannes Wieland

solar storm

//

thusnelda mercy

technique & composition through improvisation

//

Samuel Lefeuvre and Florencia Demestri

bending reality

//

Johannes Wieland

solar storm

//

tom weskler

movement archery

//

rakesh sukesh

payatt intransit and solo initiation

//

rakesh sukesh

payaitt intransit and solo initiation

//

Johannes Wieland

solar storm

//

Tom Weksler

zen acrobatics

//

johannes wieland

solar storm

//

rehearsals: 02 july - 07 july: 09:00 - 13:00 at eden studios / 08 july: no rehearsal  / 09 july & 10 july: 09:00 - 12:30 at dock 11 / 11 july: 09:00 - 11:30 & 19:30 - 21:00 at dock 11 / 12 july: 09:00 - 11:30 at dock 11 / 13 july: 09:00 - 11:00 at dock 11 // performances: 12 july: 19:30 - 21:00 at dock 11 / 13 july: 17:00 - 18:30 & 19:30 - 21:00 at dock 11

luke murphy

vigilante

//

Jos Baker

Physicology and Creative tools

//

helder seabra

Innercore

//

Iztok Kovač

en-knap repertoire

//

Samuel Lefeuvre and Florencia Demestri

bending reality

//

renan martins de oliveira

No Category Practice

//

Wendy Houstoun

words and the body

//

thusnelda mercy

technique & composition through improvisation

//

Christina Mertzani

Super / Workshop

//

Mata Sakka

pair massage practice

//

shannon gillen

abyme

//

rehearsals: 02 july - 07 july: 18:00 - 22:00 at eden studios / 08 july: no rehearsal / 09 july & 10 july: 18:00 - 21:30 at dock 11 / 11 july: 15:00 - 17:30 & 19:30 - 21:00 at dock 11 / 12 july: 15:00 - 17:30 at dock 11 / 13 july: 14:00 - 16:00 at dock 11 // performances: 12 july: 19:30-21:00 at dock 11 / 13 july: 17:00 - 18:30 & 19:30 - 21:00 at dock 11

helder seabra

trancesition

//

lali ayguadé

FROM GRAVITY to LIGHTNESS

//

luke murphy

moving wild

//

tom weksler

movement archery

//

christopher roman

There is no Space Without the Body

//

erion kruja

wallz with me

//

damien fournier

Collision and Flow

//

Tom Weksler

zen acrobatics

//

Alexandros Anastasiadis

organic acrobatics

//

Olivia Ancona

Improvisation and Play

//

iztok kovač

composing principles

//

rehearsals: 02 July - 07 July: 13:30 - 17:30 at Eden Studios / 08 July: no rehearsal / 09 July & 10 July: 13:45 - 17:15 at Dock 11 / 11 July: 12:00 - 14:30 & 19:30 - 21:00 at Dock 11 / 12 July: 12:00 - 14:30 at Dock 11 / 13 July: 11:30 - 13:30 at dock 11 performances: 12 July: 19:30 - 21:00 at Dock 11 / 13 July: 17:00 - 18:30 & 19:30 - 21:00 at Dock 11

Shannon Gillen

MISE EN ABYME

//

Johannes Wieland

the invincible loser

//

helder seabra

Innercore

//

rakesh sukesh

payatt intransit and solo initiation

//

shannon gillen

vivid states

//

Kai Hill

anusara yoga

//

Evangelos Poulinas

CONTEMPORARY MOVES

//

christina mertzani

contemporary technique

//

Iztok Kovač

en-knap repertoire

//

tom weksler

zen acrobatics

//

christopher roman

There is no Space Without the Body

//

iztok kovač

en-knap repertoire

//

renan martins de oliveira

No Category Practice

//

Christina Mertzani

Super / Workshop

//

Johannes Wieland

solar storm

//

christopher roman

there is no space without the body

//

Olivia Ancona

Improvisation and Play

//

Tom Weksler

zen acrobatics

//

renan martins

no category practice

//

Iztok Kovač

en-knap repertoire

//

Wendy Houstoun

words and the body

//

Mata Sakka

pair massage practice

//

Johannes Wieland

solar storm

//

shannon gillen

vivid states

//

Hannes Langolf

Flying Low - intention and potential

//

Kai Hill

anusara yoga

//

Evangelos Poulinas

CONTEMPORARY MOVES

//

Iztok Kovač

EN-KNAP composing principles

//

hannes langolf

flying low - intention and potential

//

shannon gillen

vivid states

//

Kai Hill

anusara yoga

//

Evangelos Poulinas

CONTEMPORARY MOVES

//

Iztok Kovač

EN-KNAP composing principles

//

olivia ancona

improvisation and play

//

christopher roman

There is no Space Without the Body

//

Alexandros Anastasiadis

organic acrobatics

//

alexandros anastasiadis

organic acrobatics

//

Olivia Ancona

Improvisation and Play

//

damien fournier

Collision and Flow

//

wendy houstoun

words and the body

//

luke murphy

vigilante

//

Jos Baker

Physicology and Creative tools

//

Mata Sakka

pair massage practice

//

Johannes Wieland

solar storm

//

mata sakka

pair massage practice

//

renan martins de oliveira

No Category Practice

//

Wendy Houstoun

words and the body

//

damien fournier

collision and flow

//

helder seabra

trancesition

//

Olivia Ancona

Improvisation and Play

//

lali ayguadé

FROM GRAVITY to LIGHTNESS

//

Alexandros Anastasiadis

organic acrobatics

//

evangelos poulinas

contemporary moves

//

Shannon Gillen

MISE EN ABYME

//

Maxine Doyle

Death and the Man/Maiden

//

Hannes Langolf

Flying Low - intention and potential

//

Iztok Kovač

EN-KNAP composing principles

//

kai hill

anausara yoga

//

Johannes Wieland

solar storm

//

Shannon Gillen

MISE EN ABYME

//

Maxine Doyle

Death and the Man/Maiden

//

ami shulman

RECLAIMING THE SELF

//

Tomislav English

Ferus Animi // Terra Nova

//

Sebastian Zuber

fuse it

//

lali ayguadé

from gravity to lightness

//

helder seabra

trancesition

//

Iztok Kovač

EN-KNAP composing principles

//

erion kruja

wallz with me

//

Johannes Wieland

solar storm

//

damien fournier

Collision and Flow

//

jos baker

physicology and creative tools

//

luke murphy

vigilante

//

helder seabra

Innercore

//

Johannes Wieland

solar storm

//

Wendy Houstoun

words and the body

//

maxine doyle

death and the man/maiden

//

Johannes Wieland

solar storm

//

Shannon Gillen

MISE EN ABYME

//

Sebastian Zuber

fuse it

//

Mata Sakka

pair massage practice

//

Evangelos Poulinas

CONTEMPORARY MOVES

//

Iztok Kovač

EN-KNAP composing principles

//

Kai Hill

anusara yoga

//

Florian Hoffmeier

physical capoeira

//

lali ayguadé & guilhem chatir

lost souls

//

rehearsals: 09 July - 14 July: 13:30 - 17:30 at Eden Studios / 15 july: no rehearsal / 16 & 17 July: 13:45 - 17:15 at Dock 11 / 18 July: 12:00 - 14:30 & 19:30 - 21:00 at Dock 11 / 19 July: 12:00 - 14:30 at Dock 11 / 20 July: 11:30 - 13:30 at Dock 11 performances: 19 July: 19:30 - 21:00 at Dock 11 / 20 July: 17:00 - 18:30 & 19:30 - 21:00 at Dock 11

Johannes Wieland

solar storm

//

Maxine Doyle

Death and the Man/Maiden

//

kristina alleyne

Dynamics, Rhythm & Texture

//

ami shulman

RECLAIMING THE SELF

//

Sebastian Zuber

fuse it

//

Mata Sakka

pair massage practice

//

Florian Hoffmeier

physical capoeira

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

romain guion

The One and Many

//

Juan Tirado

origen

//

luke murphy

vigilante

//

rehearsals: 09 July - 14 July: 09:00 - 13:00 at Eden Studios / 15 July: no rehearsal / 16 July & 17 July: 09:00 - 12:30 at Dock 11 / 18 July: 09:00 - 11:30 & 19:30 - 21:00 at Dock 11 / 19 July: 09:00 - 11:30 at Dock 11 / 20 July: 09:00 - 11:00 at Dock 11 / performances: 19 July: 19:30 - 21:00 at Dock 11 / 20 July: 17:00 - 18:30 & 19:30 - 21:00 at Dock 11

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

vittoria de ferrari sapetto

artylogica

//

helder seabra

Innercore

//

tony vezich

release the beast

//

Milan Tomášik

PLAYFUL PRESENCE

//

rainer behr

The Finding of Essence

//

Wendy Houstoun

words and the body

//

Tomislav English

ferus animi // terra nova

//

kristina alleyne

Dynamics, Rhythm & Texture

//

ami shulman

RECLAIMING THE SELF

//

helder seabra

trancesition

//

rehearsals: 09 July - 14 July: 18:00 - 22:00 at Eden Studios / 15 July: no rehearsal / 16 July & 17 July: 18:00 - 21:30 at Dock 11 / 18 July: 15:00 - 17:30 & 19:30 - 21:00 at Dock 11 / 19 July: 15:00 - 17:30 at Dock 11 / 20 July: 14:00 - 16:00 at Dock 11 / performances: 19 July: 19:30 - 21:00 at Dock 11 / 20 July: 17:00 - 18:30 & 19:30 - 21:00 at Dock 11

Iztok Kovač

EN-KNAP composing principles

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

Theo Clinkard

action/notice

//

lali ayguadé

FROM GRAVITY to LIGHTNESS

//

luke murphy

moving wild

//

romain guion

The One and Many

//

erion kruja

wallz with me

//

damien fournier

Collision and Flow

//

Tomislav English

Ferus Animi // Terra Nova

//

Juan Tirado

origen

//

Johannes Wieland

solar storm

//

helder seabra

innercore

//

luke murphy

vigilante

//

Jos Baker

Physicology and Creative tools

//

Johannes Wieland

solar storm

//

erion kruja

wallz with me

//

Iztok Kovač

EN-KNAP composing principles

//

Theo Clinkard

action/notice

//

lali ayguadé

FROM GRAVITY to LIGHTNESS

//

luke murphy

moving wild

//

Johannes Wieland

solar storm

//

Shannon Gillen

MISE EN ABYME

//

helder seabra

trancesition

//

luke murphy

moving wild

//

helder seabra

trancesition

//

Iztok Kovač

EN-KNAP composing principles

//

Theo Clinkard

action/notice

//

romain guion

The One and Many

//

erion kruja

wallz with me

//

Johannes Wieland

solar storm

//

mata saka

pair massage practice

//

Shannon Gillen

MISE EN ABYME

//

Maxine Doyle

Death and the Man/Maiden

//

sebastian zuber

fuse it

//

Shannon Gillen

MISE EN ABYME

//

Maxine Doyle

Death and the Man/Maiden

//

Kai Hill

anusara yoga

//

Florian Hoffmeier

physical capoeira

//

florian hoffmeier

physical capoeira

//

Shannon Gillen

MISE EN ABYME

//

Maxine Doyle

Death and the Man/Maiden

//

ami shulman

RECLAIMING THE SELF

//

Sebastian Zuber

fuse it

//

Tomislav English

Ferus Animi // Terra Nova

//

Milan Tomášik

playful presence

//

luke murphy

vigilante

//

vittoria de ferrari sapetto

artylogica

//

tony vezich

release the beast

//

vittoria de ferrari sapetto

artylogica

//

luke murphy

vigilante

//

tony vezich

release the beast

//

Milan Tomášik

PLAYFUL PRESENCE

//

tony vezich

release the beast

//

luke murphy

vigilante

//

vittoria de ferrari sapetto

artylogica

//

Milan Tomášik

PLAYFUL PRESENCE

//

theo clinkard

action / notice

//

helder seabra

trancesition

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

luke murphy

moving wild

//

romain guion

The One and Many

//

luke murphy

vigilante

//

Shannon Gillen

MISE EN ABYME

//

romain guion

the one and many

//

helder seabra

trancesition

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

Theo Clinkard

action/notice

//

luke murphy

vigilante

//

Shannon Gillen

MISE EN ABYME

//

luke murphy

moving wild

//

tomislav english

ferus animi // terra nova

//

Shannon Gillen

MISE EN ABYME

//

ami shulman

RECLAIMING THE SELF

//

Kai Hill

anusara yoga

//

Florian Hoffmeier

physical capoeira

//

ami shulman

reclaiming the self

//

kristina alleyne

Dynamics, Rhythm & Texture

//

Kai Hill

anusara yoga

//

Florian Hoffmeier

physical capoeira

//

helder seabra

trancesition

//

Tomislav English

Ferus Animi // Terra Nova

//

guy nader

falling and rolling

//

helder seabra

trancesition

//

Theo Clinkard

action/notice

//

romain guion

The One and Many

//

Tomislav English

Ferus Animi // Terra Nova

//

Juan Tirado

origen

//

Mata Sakka

pair massage practice

//

luke murphy

vigilante

//

Shannon Gillen

MISE EN ABYME

//

tomislav english

ferus animi // terra nova

//

luke murphy

vigilante

//

rainer behr

the finding of essence

//

luke murphy

vigilante

//

Tomislav English

ferus animi // terra nova

//

kristina alleyne

dynamics, rhythm & texture

//

Shannon Gillen

MISE EN ABYME

//

ami shulman

RECLAIMING THE SELF

//

victor rottier

s l a m !

//

helder seabra

trancesition

//

juan tirado

origen

//

helder seabra

trancesition

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

luke murphy

vigilante

//

Shannon Gillen

MISE EN ABYME

//

victor rottier

s l a m !

//

kristina alleyne

Dynamics, Rhythm & Texture

//

mata saka

pair massage practice

//

Guy Nader

falling and rolling

//

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