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

You enter the theatre, assuming your role as the audience. Is that a concious role? Are you performing your role?Being Audience|Being Performer questions the roles …

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Inside the space of the exhibition, besides the space of the installation, an additional research and explorative relationship space will be explored. A moving space …

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Upside Down

This performance was created for the Open Day of Codarts Circus Arts in 2017. This piece focusses on the theme of cause and effect, as …

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My Work


Portfolio JLohmann Performance Art

Jakob Lohmann is an artist from Germany, born in 1995. He discovered circus during his …

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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 Improviation 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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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‘.