b12 will announce all performing and presenting artists/companies and the respective places/dates/times in may 2019.


please find details for tickets for all shows at b12 in the menu under performances/tickets or prices/tickets.


we are happy to announce our newest performance addition, where you get to see guest artists presenting an existing piece of theirs. this way, you are able to see another side of these workshop teachers and gain a different perspective on their work.

Jone San Martin and William Forsythe


Legítimo/Rezo is in two parts – a stunning solo created by Jone San Martin and William Forsythe and a conversation through dance on the unique process of choreographic creation by William Forsythe with his dancers.
Jone San Martín, who has worked with William Forsythe since 1992, immerses us in the creative process behind Forsythe’s choreography. Her body becomes a mediator between choreographic writing and interpretation, between guidelines and free improvisation.


In defining the way William Forsythe works, she turns to Lawrence Durrell: “Truth disappears with the telling of it. It can only be conveyed, not stated.” (Clea, The Alexandria Quartet).

Jone San Martin Astigarraga

Jone San Martin Astigarraga, born in San Sebastian on the 22nd of May 1966. She lives In Berlin. Dancer , choreographer and teacher of the Improvisation Technologies developed together with William Forsythe. First she studied with Mentxu Medel in San Sebastian and then at the Institutt del Teatre in Barcelona and at Mudra International, the school of Maurice Béjart in Brussels. After working as freelance with José Vesprosvany and Jacopo Godani in Belgium she joint in 1992 The Ballett Frankfurt under the direction of William Forsythe until 2004, and the joint “ The Forsythe Company” 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 with the sólo/ conference, on Forsythe’s choreographic notation, “Legítimo/Rezo” she is touring all over the world. During all those 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 Etchels, Matteo Fargion, Rabih Morué, Deborah Hay, Jan Marteens, Ersan Mondtag, Johannes Wieland, Mikel R Nieto, Emanuele Soavi, Sussane Kennedy. Donostia 2016 gave her a “Carte Blanche” on scenic arts.


Mikel R. Nieto

“He records with his own microphones all over the world for more than ten years. His field recordings capture the sound space from multiple spots with the aim of recognise the sound identity limits of the place. His recording methods are a creative part of his sound creation process and therefore he builds his own microphones, looking for a creative and personal way of recording. His concerts and sound installations are distinguishable for the sound spatialization and for the privacy that is generated though the sound.”

by Federico Sancho



13 + 14 July: 19:00 at dock 11


Concept: Jone San Martin, Josh Johnson.
Input for the Solo: William Forsythe
Interpreter: Jone San Martin
External agent: Mikel R. Nieto
Music: Mikel R. Nieto
Stage and Light: Josh Johnson
Production: Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona and The Forsythe Company, Frankfurt



»NoTitleYet« is a piece in which Alexis Fernández takes the viewer to a extremely physical show, tender, funny and animal, where the body moves freely, transforming the space naturally, to its own limits.

Throughout the process of creation, we have tried to approach an unorganized body, powerful and free pure vitality: a body made of affections and intensities, in which thresholds, areas, poles can be found. A body capable of responding to external stimuli avoiding preconceptions, prejudices, scruples and adult conventions, trying to explore and reTinvent the world by which is surrounded.

LaMacana is a contemporany dance company created in 2009 and based in Galicia (Spain); a project where the creations by the artists Caterina Varela and Alexis Fernández are involved. Both of them develop their own productions, signed together or in collaboration with diferents artists and institutions, with a strong international projection. They also create pieces as invited choreographers for other companies. LaMacana's creations are shown at many festivals and have been awarded several times.



20 + 21 july: 19:00 at dock 11


DIRECTION: Caterina Varela / Alexis Fernández

CREATION: Caterina Varela / Alexis Fernández / Vladimir Cruells

INTERPRETATION: Alexis Fernández

SPACE: Vladimir Cruells


LIGHT: Octavio Mas



this format praises architectural authority and gives you the shock of the new. we teamed up with the latest hybrid art space, trauma bar und kino, to inaugurate this fusion of talent and space. see synergies unleashing and experience a site specific performance created by otherworldly minds.


there will be an afterparty connected to that event!


this is the only event you can reserve a ticket in advance. please follow that link:





ania catherine and judith sánchez ruiz

empty hour

Empty Hour is a multidisciplinary site-specific fusion of nothings. Built by two choreographers on the clashes between the now, imaginations of then, and the presence of the gone, we (who?) pause to reflect on boredom, empty time, into a state where there is nothing national any longer, nor absolute. The guests' entrance is an agreement to be not a viewer, but a body to be read and to read, a participant. Designed purpose limits action. Get lost and found (repeat) through landscapes of skin, light, sound, silence, words, movement, stillness. Who is the performer here? What time is it, really?


There isn't anything national any longer, or absolute, all is mixed, melted, corrupted even the species. Gender is over. Time is gone.
Presenting a distortion of time, absence as the origin of creation. A line of interlocked bodies, running, walking, posing, in a trance, singing, lifting each other combustible. All edge situations with an abstract narrative, powered by aesthetics and atmospheres that can have the illusion set of a party, a concert, or a domestic life where the half-seen cast mobilizes the spaces around. The piece will be built on the prefaces to explore these clashes between the now, the despair of none possible, none existent or dissolve era.





for their newest collaboration, gravitational attraction, the hybrid art space trauma bar und kino and the new contemporary dance and performance art festival b12 engaged judith sánchez ruíz and ania catherine. these two exceptional artists will stage empty hour, a site specific performance here at trauma bar und kino in berlin.


we are looking for volunteer extras/performers with strong improvisational skills. age range 18 - 55.


you would have to be available on these dates / times:



july 10: 17:00-21:00 (rehearsal)

july 11: 17:00-21:00 (rehearsal)

july 12: 17:00-21:00 (dress rehearsal and notes)

july 13: 18:00-00:00 (performance)


if you are interested, please send us an email to




with a short bio, a picture of you and a video. only vimeo/youtube links will be accepted!


we are looking forward receiving your application!











judith sánchez ruíz

the berlin-based director, choreographer, teacher, improviser, judith sánchez ruíz (cu- ge), established the jsr company in nyc in 2010, creating numerous choreographic stage works and site specific, as well as choreographing and teaching for different companies and dance institutions throughout the world. she has initiated several improvisation projects involving live music with innovative composers and visual artists. a former member of trisha brown company, us; sasha waltz & guests, germany; mal pelo company, spain, and danzabierta company, cuba. among other independent choreographers such as: dd dorvillier; david zambrano; deborah hay. from (2012-2018) she did a choreographic collaboration with edivaldo ernesto. judith sánchez ruíz's work explores and develops the social understanding of what makes art a special spiritual and social phenomenon, and she is fascinated by deconstructions and the utopian relationship between her senses and a group/collective. sánchez’s work has been presented in numerous international festivals and has received commissioned choreography works at danspace project st. marks church ny; work & progress at guggenheim museum, ny, whitney museum ny, storm king art center, ny; awarded grants by the rockefeller brothers fund, the american music center’s live music for dance program; baryshnikov arts center. her work has also been awarded at choreographisches centrum heidelberg in projekt der tanzallianz, heidelberg, germany, among others. recently, she has been a guest artist at texas dance improvisational festival (tdif), dallas, us, (2018).

ania catherine

ania catherine is an artist and director based in los angeles. her work merges performance, film, and choreography and has been shown internationally at the british film institute, art basel hong kong, peacock theatre (london), la center for digital art, agora collective (berlin), forum des images (paris), dansmuseet (stockholm), among others. in 2017 she presented her research on the relationship between choreography and slow cinema at the international meeting on screendance in valencia, spain and will present her research on lesbian representation in western cinema in february 2019 at the international conference on film studies. her film and performance work finds ground in surrealism, cinéma vérité, the aesthetics of boredom, and her studies (academic and physical) of the body as a tool of both learning and unlearning. 
she holds a master’s degree in gender and politics from the london school of economics and works internationally directing, teaching, performing, and speaking.



13 July: 22:00 at traumbarundkino (doors open at 21:00) + afterparty!


thought you were just going home to relax after your workshops? not really! because on select days we will be bringing you the opportunity to witness your teachers performing pieces in exclusive studio showings! worlds collide as b12 presents up to three choreographers and their imaginative creative forces in one night.

midnight showings

you can just come to the studio showings - there are no reservations to make an no entrance fee to pay. please note that there are no seats - the audience is sitting on the floor. all showings are starting around 23:00 in studio 1 at eden.





mafalda deville
luca ghedini

luke murphy

29 june: 23:00 at eden studio 1

milan tomasik
marion sparber + alan fuentes guerra

6 july: 23:00 at eden studio 1
nadine gerspacher
micaela taylor
christina mertzani + evangelos poulinas

9 july: 23:00 at eden studio 1
tamara gvozdenovic
laja field and martin durov

16 july: 23:00 at eden studio 1


this special setting gives dancers 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 13 days. the pieces will be presented three times at dock 11, a black box theater in the center of berlin.


lenka vagnerova


Trust takes years to build, seconds to break. Trust is always associated with uncertainty and risk. Without the will to take the risk, our lives would seem plain. However, since people are not perfect, conflicts arise between them. They come up in life, and you have to count on them and learn to solve them. Friendship is one of the most powerful bonds between people and trust plays an important role in it. We learn this as children. If you believe in something or someone and they betray you or disappoint you, it can be very painful and it can often have fatal consequences. Nevertheless, all of this makes us stronger. We've constantly learned to move on, to adapt our attitudes based on our perception of the outside world. In the PERFORMANCE PROJECT, we will deal with confidence and the associated risk through movement qualities and specific situations which produce them; all this in close connection with original music. "You must trust and believe in people, or life becomes impossible." --Anton Chekhov

Lenka Vagnerová, is the founder of Lenka Vagnerová & Company dance theatre, for which she has created a number of internationally acclaimed author's performances. As a choreographer, director and pedagogue, she has been active on the contemporary dance scene. Her productions have won many awards and nominations. As a guest choreographer and director, she has created a number of productions for companies such as: Norrdans, 2 Faced Dance Company, VERVE NSDC Leeds, Viirus Theater, DOT504, Accademia Nazional Di Danza Rome, National Theatre Prague, etc. Lenka also works in drama, opera and new circus projects and she also worked as a Rehearsal Director at the Swedish Norrdans dance company. Lenka leads workshops and teaches her method in theatres, schools and dance companies such as: Göteborgs Operans Danskompani, Ballet de Marseille, Norrdans, Danish Dance Theatre, Skanes Dance Theater, VERVE Leeds, 2Faced Dance Company, Stopgap Dance Company, Accademia Nazional Di Danza Rome, National Theatre Prague, Prague Dance Conservatory, Etc. As a dancer she was nominated for the Thalia Award three times, in 2003 she was awarded the Nokia Dance Award/ Dance Personality Of The Year, and in 2005 she was awarded the Dancer of the Year (Czech Dance Platform).



11 july: 19:00 - 20:30 at dock11

12 july: 17:00 - 18:30 & 19:00 - 20:30 at dock 11

anton lachky

Why not swan!

The working method of the performance project is based on Anton Lachky’s Puzzle work concept through which a performance will be created. PUZZLE WORK opens the door to an endless variety of different Combinations inside of your movement possibilities. DANCE And play, organize and re-organize your body in a simple and complex way, in many different ways.  This will allow you to remain playful all the time while dancing. (HOW COLORFUL CAN YOUR DANCING BE?). The body functions the way we wish, or rather allow it to function. This game of Puzzle Work is a never ending process; a never ending game if we wish, or allow it to be. Each body has its BALANCE, LOGIC and its LIMITATIONS. I feel lucky today to be discovering where my balance is and where my limitations are, and how can i transform that and integrate that into my dancing. MOVEMENT COMBINATIONS: If i take 6 different numbers, as on the lock of a bike, the combination of those into different orders are endless, and that’s how we keep our bike safe :) DANCING IS NOT THE NUMBER and WE ARE NOT THE BIKE LOCK. Meaning the 6 different movements body game can be endless depending on the order in which movements comes. The other thing is, how large is the scale of our movement? that’s where ENDLESSNESS steps in. what number of possibilities do we have? As i mentioned before, we are not a bike lock and movements are not the numbers so..... UNDER WHAT? speed frame in which size? what texture? With what intention? In which context? and most importantly with what FEELING do i move? DANCING, DO WE ALL HAVE ACCESS TO THE SPEED? Yes we do.

Born in 1982, Anton started to dance at the age of 5, in the folk dance company Maly Vtácnik. He continued his dance education at the J.L.Bellu Conservatory in Banská Bystrica, where he collaborated with friends and also participated in M.A.P.A. (Moving Academy for Performing Arts). From there he went on to train at the University of Bratislava in 2001, followed by further training at P.A.R.T.S., headed by A.Teresa de Keersmeaker. Anton became a member of Akram Khan Company in March 2004 and a long international tour of "MA" followed. Anton is co-founder of Les SlovaKs Dance Collective. Anton created a system that he teaches all over the world called Anton Lachky-Puzzle Work. His teaching activities are wide ranging; he has been invited to most of the countries in the world over last 10 years. As a guest choreographer he created "Softandhard" - Helsinki City Theater, "Heaven is the place" - Prague DOT 504, "Perfect Day To Dream" (which won best choreography of 2012 in Iceland) - Iceland Dance Company, "Kids in a play" (nominated for the best choreography) - Zagreb, "Sens Interdit" - Bodhi Project (SEAD), "Magical Road" - St-Gallen, "wonderland" for the Göteborg Ballet and choreographies for the Biennale of Venice, and for the Scottish Dance Theatre, "DREAMERS", Collective Cla Costa Rica, “TRIOLOGY”, Verve dance company Leeds UK, “BODY TRAFFIC”, Los Angeles USA, “TRIOLOGY”, Hellenic Dance Company Athens, “Family Journey” for DOT504 in Prague, “FORTUNEVILLE” for ICELAND DANCE COMPANY.



11 july: 19:00 - 20:30 at dock11

12 july: 17:00 - 18:30 & 19:00 - 20:30 at dock 11

damien muñoz & virginia garcia (LA INTRUSA)


A creation focused on the concept of retro-projection, recreation and projection in multiple bodies of work by Virginia García and Damián Muñoz. Building new visions of dramaturgy and original movement developments. The splendor of ruin. We take the ruins with everything they contain to evoke a metaphor for human experience. The ruins of the time we’ve lived become the pillars of our present. The ruin appears as a production that, partially destroyed or burned, is orphaned from its primitive form. The idea that something reached its fullness, not at the very best moment of its story, but after that. To enjoy a unique and inimitable eternity when everything has collapsed. When looking at ruins, we somehow look at ourselves. The ruin is the relentless mirror where we can see ourselves reflected, falling down in slow motion. When looking at a ruin, we wonder almost automatically how everything was (we remember how we were) and we say to ourselves that finding out doesn't make much sense. "IT IS NOT OUR FEELINGS OR EMOTIONS THAT MAKE US BEAUTIFUL, BUT THE SILENT TENACITY WITH WHICH WE DEAL WITH THEM." JEAN-LUC GODARD

LA INTRUSA is a contemporary artistic creation company directed by Virginia García and Damián Muñoz. They celebrated their twenty years on stage with the recognition of the 2015 National Dance Award, for their artistic creation. Since its beginnings, their work has been characterized by the ability to generate poetic performances with a strong visual and emotional impact, always with the intention of empathizing with the public in an intimate way. The starting point of LA INTRUSA has always been a work of reflections, of sharing its vital beat, transferring it to the stage in metaphors of movement, images, sounds and words. They create, direct and produce scenic and audiovisual projects, for which they have received different prizes. They conduct courses and workshops in prestigious national and international choreographic centers and schools.



11 july: 19:00 - 20:30 at dock11

12 july: 17:00 - 18:30 & 19:00 - 20:30 at dock 11

sita ostheimer


nature remains revenant, carrying an insidious cell. obscure landscapes illusively hidden, fluid, distinct in their core. presenting nonhuman features, grounded floating trees. nurturing a sacred embryo in forgotten silent trails. Join choreographer Sita Ostheimer, through 10-days of intensive research and improvisation. Discover the potentially hidden nets between man and nature. A journey into the biodiversity of the rainforest. Natural environments and the embodiment of them. Îakaré, the word itself hails from the nearly extinct indigenous language, Neehengatu. Through the performance project, animalistic instincts will unfold and present themselves.

After finishing her study in Frankfurt, Germany, Sita joined MS Schrittmacher- Oldenburg, worked with Itzik Galili-Groningen and Krisztina de Chatel- Amsterdam. In 2008 she joined Hofesh Shechter Company. As a choreographer she created ‘Noble thinking’, ‘Accompany’ and ‘Dissimilar foxes’ for Shechter’s IN GOOD COMPANY. As a freelance Choreographer she created ‘Metanoia’, ‘Balter’, ‘Chasm’, ‘Molimo’, ‘Us’, ‘Two’ and ‘Human In Pieces’ for her company. She created ‘Ubuntu’ for Bodhi Project Sead Salzburg, ‘Mangata’ for Frontier Danceland Singapore, ‘Eigenrausch’ for CobosMika Spain, ‘Creatures of the wild’ for b12 Berlin, ‘Nobody 'Cept You’ for Verve Leeds and ‘Spechies Pitches’ for Folkwang University Essen. In addition she works as Shechter’s choreographic assistant, re-staging his work at companies such as NDT I, Staatstheater Kassel, where she has also been rehearsal director 2014-2015, Ballet Basel, Staatsballet Berlin, Aterballetto, Staatstheater Darmstadt/Wiesbaden, Paris Opera Ballet. She teaches regular Intensive Workshops and classes around the world.



18 july: 19:00 - 20:30 at dock11

19 july: 17:00 - 18:30 & 19:00 - 20:30 at dock 11

hannes langolf


I’m excited to work with a curious and ambitious group of people in a playful yet rigorous creative environment. I’m fascinated by human stories; contradictions and confusions; and by what transforms something ordinary into an extraordinary moment. How do we make an audience care about what they witness on stage? How can something seemingly superficial give way into a profound transformation? Together we will devise a process in which each other’s weaknesses and strengths are equally compelling and in which the multiplicity of the group can magnify intimate and delicate moments. I’m interested in our innate yearning to feel a sense of belonging; and I am intrigued by how the failure to feel it can give way to a celebration of our peculiarities. It’s a horses for courses kind of world.

Throughout his career, Hannes has worked and collaborated with numerous artists and companies throughout Europe. These names include William Forsythe, Angélin Preljocaj, Wayne McGregor, Akram Khan, Fabulous Beast and Punchdrunk, to name a few. For the last eleven years, he has been a member of DV8 Physical Theatre and has performed in their last three stage productions. This included playing the title role in their latest production JOHN, for which he also assumed the role of Creative Associate. He is currently involved in the re-creating of DV8’s production ENTER ACHILLES for Rambert and Sadler’s Wells, London. As independent choreographer and director, he has created several shorter works and two full-length productions: DANDELION (for The Onassis Cultural Center in Athens) and UNRUHE (for the Susanne Linke Dance Company). All of his works derive from his interest in people’s stories and sit in between genres, combining movement, text, imagery and striking visuals. Hannes is also a certified Yoga teacher and completed his Teacher Training under the watchful eye of Cat Alip-Douglas at the renown Sangyé Yoga School in London in 2017. Hannes was nominated as one of the 100 most influential and innovative people working across Britain’s creative industries by The Hospital Club London.



18 july: 19:00 - 20:30 at dock11

19 july: 17:00 - 18:30 & 19:00 - 20:30 at dock 11

guy nader & maria campos (gn/mc)


DANGLING CONVERSATION is a journey of complicity and collaboration that steers our attention to a deep analysis of body mechanics, and the anatomy of collaboration between multiple bodies in action which ceaselessly defy gravity. This work emphasizes the importance of the group and its support of the individual, creating dynamic constellations based on patterns of repetition, which are characterized by highly precise and risky movements.  It is a dialogue of harmony and group conversation, a shared experience of an ongoing journey of cooperation and partnership.

GN|MC Guy Nader | Maria Campos is an independent ensemble Based in Barcelona, Spain. The Lebanese and Spanish artists have collaborated together since 2006, their works have been shown in various festivals and venues around the world. GN|MC have been invited as guest choreographers to create for different European companies: EnKnapGroup in Slovenia, Eva Duda Dance Company/Movein Mission in Hungary, Tanzmainz company in Germany. GN|MC has been awarded the German theater prize DER FAUST 2017 for their work FALL SEVEN TIMES created with Tanzmainz, Staatstheater Mainz in Germany.



18 july: 19:00 - 20:30 at dock11

19 july: 17:00 - 18:30 & 19:00 - 20:30 at dock 11