Jakob Lohmann

 „How can we challenge the established expectations and performance formats within art to create work that goes beyond consumption and forces the spectator to take action as part of the development of the performance?“

Current Projects

Being Audience|Being Performer

Being Audience|Being Performer is an Interdisciplinary Theater Performance including elements of Acting, Dance and Circus. With this piece the triangular relationship between actor, spectator and ...
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Shoot a Refugee

Shoot a Refugee is an interventionist performance in the public space aiming to create awareness for the human rights violations committed by Frontex, the European ...
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Grensgeval’s Plock!

PLOCK! Jakob tries to copy the painting of his hero Jackson Pollock. But how can he make the right blot on the right spot?  Should ...
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My Work


Portfolio JLohmann Performance Art

Jakob Lohmann is an artist from Germany, born in 1995. He discovered circus and theater ...
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Awareness, Presence, Ownership

For the following performance I need you to make a choice. You can either go ...
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Tools to find sense and dramaturgy inside of improvisations, as well as tools to find freedom to improvise inside of fixed structures and choreographies

Be it dance, theatre, circus or other forms of performance and expression, improvisation is a great tool to find and discover new material. Improvisation can offer a lot more than being a tool to find material though.
With this work, the focus is to create a performer that is ‘present’ and ‘awake’, making his decisions in the moment; no matter if they are already written or not. To be alive on stage, we can not know what move will happen next. We must be in the ‘now’ to be with the audience.

Building Destroying Structures Improvisation PDF

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“Keeping the balance in a handstand is the art of falling in all directions at the same time”

When we move through space we constantly fall in and out of balance. This workshop will explore handstands not only as a static balance but as a suspension on our hands we can fall into and out of.

Moving Falling Through Handstands PDF

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Performer’s Tools
A laboratory into performativity. Researching the interplay between physicality, vocality and mentality to create performative expression.

About the Lab:

Our tool is our body. Our body has 3 roots: Physicality, Vocality and Mentality. We must respect, and care for our body. Training is shaping the body to do more work. A tool’s purpose is to create.
Our body (physical, vocal and mental) has 3 qualities:
– volume
– pitch/intensity
– rhythm/dynamic/tempo
Combined those 3 qualities create expression. Our goal is to become aware of all qualities in our body and to master them to create our work. Mastery requires self-disciplined training and devotion.

Throughout the Lab we will be working with those three different qualities, exploring our range within them and applying them to the three roots of our body to create expression, and the creation of tools to design specific expression that can be used for everyone’s work. Focus here will be the creation of awareness and to transform the countless unconscious choices we make into the realm of the conscious.

Performativity Lab PDF

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About me

Jakob Lohmann is an artist from Germany, born in 1995. He discovered circus and theater during his high school time where he joined the local youth circus and was part of his school’s theater ensemble. Finishing highschool he continued to pursue his circus activities professionally at Codarts Circus Arts in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. During the 4-year degree he created various performances and started to find and develop his own artistic vision and style as a performer.

Using floor acrobatics and balances, as well as theater and spoken word as his main tools, his work thematizes the actor/spectator relationship within the performative space and advocates for activism.

In 2019 he joined the Anfibia Project, an interdisciplinary performers training project in Bologna, Italy which finished in October 2020. He trained there with accomplished teachers from various companies such as Ultima Vez, Tanztheater Wuppertal and Les Ballets C de la B.

Next to his On-Stage-Career, Jakob is working as a semi-professional photographer and video maker as well as light and sound technician and rigger and has organized various events such as the Poortgebouw Open Stage, Wereldsdelfshaven Festival and Enlaç[arte] – Interlacing at Podium Grounds.

In 2021 he started to pursue the creation of an interdisciplinary creation and artist hub in Rotterdam. 

Jakob Lohmann is a recognised member of the International Dance Council CID. CID is an official partner of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Recently his performance Being Audience|Being performer received a nomination for the Stockholm Fringe Award in the category ‚Spoken Word and Theatre‘.