Live works

Live Works is a body space time extracurricular project open to Rietveld Academie students.

To explore, impovise, compose with: space / time / body / light / material / sound / movement / audience / each other

To explore from all senses: touch / smell / balance / hearing / taste / sight

To move and shift between:
head / heart / hands
mind / feeling / senses
why / how / what
overview / empathy / contact
association / memory / sensation
audience / image / maker

contrast / chance / repetition
rhyme / rhythm / rest

to start with a warm-up to expand sensory awareness
to explore anatomy in movement, like the anatomy of vision
to allow for time to include sensing, feeling, thinking
to sense the specific qualities of the space (inside or outside)
to establish a relation with space, with yourself, then with the other

to follow your sensory intelligence and improvise directly in space
to shift between moving in, moving out, composing
to allow for surprise, chance, change
to create together in the moment

to reflect on your experiences and the experience of others
to give each other feedback in non-verbal and verbal ways

to compose out of these explorations a work that meets an audience
to experience how an audience influences, focuses and co-creates a work
to mark: empty space - defined space time - empty space

To bring these experiences, knowledge, skills into your individual work


Pien Vrijhof


Ongoing weekly 3,5hrs impovisation sessions with a group of max 10 people.
Sessions towards presentations in galleries, at festivals, in the end exam.
Sessions on your inidividual work.

Target Group

All BA & MA students interested in performance

Founding year

2010-2020 (ended)


performance, movement, theatre, live work, embodiment

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