kenan dinkelmann / christina mertzani / laja field lajamartin / victor rottier former dancer & rehearsal director with johannes wieland / tom weinberger / evangelos poulinas / johannes wieland / christina gouzelis choreographer and founder of jukstapoz company tamara gvozdenovic le facteur

Where: berlin, germany

When: 18th – 23rd of april 2022

Deadline for applications: various dates please:


b12 – the festival for contemporary dance and performance art in berlin 2022 – celebrates the power of you! and even before our festival takes place in summer, we invite you to b12 spring from 18th to 23rd april 2022! during this week you can choose from nine 6-day workshops and see a work by an invited artist from our sungrazers performance series.we hope to see you at the spring, summer and the fall festivals, where you will have the opportunity to dance alongside, and learn from, an amazing selection of inspiring teachers, artists and choreographers who are coming together to share their passion and knowledge with you and your fellow students in a light flooded and nature surrounded studio environment.we will continue to adhere to the regulations, so that we can gather back in berlin to reconnect, learn and share in the seasons before us. for more information on how we’re dealing with covid-19, please go to our faq page.thank you for supporting us throughout these times of the pandemic, and for staying connected with us online and on planet b12. many of you have participated in the open and free research workshops, screenings, and discussions. we continue to plan more online events throughout the year, surrounding the three b12 events of 2022.we are excited to host performances for our audiences again this year, and have already our first one planned for b12 spring. buckle up and get ready for a spring on full blast!

we welcome you and your force back to b12

b12 presents


b12 is devoted to curating controversial performances and hosting different types of performance approaches, which are open to be watched by everyone interested. 

sungrazers: johannes wieland, who is teaching at the b12 festival, will present “zentralmassiv”, an evening-length piece on april 22nd and 23rd 2022 at dock 11. tickets will be available in march 2022.

tickets for the sungrazers performances are very limited. please make sure to book early.

b12 sustainability

b12 and the world

b12 has been committed to consciousness and sustainability ever since we started. here is what we do, and what you can do, to ensure that our actions are effective and have a positive impact on the environment:

b12 is part of a donation program to plant trees around the world – this year we will again will match the number of participants at b12 spring, summer and fall with trees: b12 is donating one tree for each participant that comes to berlin! we have chosen three locations to dedicate our support – brazil, tanzania and madagascar.
we are hopeful and want to contribute to a sustainable world. if you like the idea of reforestation please consider donating as well.

we promote a plastic-free environment here at b12, asking everybody not to use or bring single-use plastic bottles, plastic cutlery, or plastic dishes. at the venue, you can find a cafe with vegetarian food and drinks – with sustainable tableware, as well as very good tap water to fill up your reusable water bottle. 

when traveling from another country to b12, please consider going by train instead of a plane. when traveling within berlin, please consider using a bike or taking public transport.

we are bringing artists from all over the world in a specific time frame to b12 and we aim to minimize the number of flights for each teacher as much as possible. i.e. we bring one teacher to many participants instead of the other way around – saving a lot of energy and kerosine.

we decreased our printed promotional material for b12 to only two items! everything else is shared online. we are also working in a mobile office, sharing resources as much as we can.

we hold our main, four week long lasting festival in the summer, having literally no heating emissions and using very little electricity, trying to make use of daylight as much as possible.

we offer an online format called “planet b12” throughout the year, connecting you with your favourite teachers and artists, while saving on travel, accommodation and energy.

we produce only fair trade and eco-friendly t-shirts and hoodies for our participants and teachers!

we are open to suggestions on how b12 can have a greater impact on helping the environment each year, so if you have any ideas on how we can be more sustainable, please let us know!

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