b12 - the festival for contemporary dance and performance art in berlin 2020 - is celebrating again the absence of boredom! artists can experience an incredible four weeks this coming summer from june 29th through july 26th, filled with workshops and performances. we facilitate a professional platform for performers to work with and learn from an extensive array of sought after artists from all over the world, sharing their knowledge in a stunning studio environment. while advocating for the field of contemporary dance and performance art, b12 is putting the unconventional in power and is dedicated to nurturing artists who are taking physical and emotional risks on and off stage.
utopia at b12
a large array of approaches awaits them. all the teachers we feature are quite amazing in their very own unique way. there is everything to dive into: from film to text to movement to acrobatics to theatrical to experimental to the unexpected to the futuristic.
multiverses at b12
the elongated workshop times gives them a chance to deepen their journey in search of artistic growth, and we welcome them to choose from over 80 workshops and research experts. in the last edition we have had over 600 participants taking part in the activities here at b12. here at b12 they become part of a curious community that cares about the untold. whether it's cerebral or physical or everything in-between - including the daily free-of-charge ashtanga vinyasa yoga classes, the four free-of-charge no leader improvisation jams and our final b12 party towards the end of the festival - their stay in berlin will give them an experience they will never forget!
reach out at b12
this year b12 is organizing social events for them to connect with their peers and with the hidden treasures of berlin. apart from our professional workshops, we invite anyone and everyone to our outreach workshops for the general community. in these workshops they will develop an understanding of body language, self esteem, teamwork, and find their inner dancer.
b12 is devoted to curating controversial performances and hosting different types of performance approaches:
asteroids: b12 will present this very sought after format, performed by the participants of the performance projects. this module presents new creations from eight mind-blowing choreographers that will premiere here in berlin. (on the 11th, 12th, 25th and 26th of july 2020)
sungrazers: we invite five artists that will each present an existing evening length piece (on july 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 23rd and 24th 2020.)
critical mass: an informal studio showing of pieces, performed by the teachers/choreographers. (on june 30th and july 4th, 7th, 16th and 20th 2020 / free of charge)
gravitational attraction: site-specific performances at the hybrid art space setting of our new affiliated partner, trauma bar und kino, will provide the kick you need after days and weeks of researching. this other performance project format will happen only once on the 25th of july 2020 and will lead us deep into the night with the final b12 party we will all be waiting for! not to miss...
we also curate two screenings for dance on camera short films during the festival! (13th and 21st of july 2020 / free of charge)
to see performances at the b12 festival, you don't need to take workshops - everybody interested is welcome!