Masterclass with Jakop Ahlbom

We offer an exclusive 5 days intensive training by director and performer Jakop Ahlbom. You have a background and experience in theatre or dance and you are interested to improve your skills in physical theatre. In this masterclass Jakop Ahlbom will use the methods he applies in working with his actors/performers during the process of creation. You will learn systems to create unexpected new material in a short time. The exercises focus on developing physical awareness, sensibility and breaking down patterns and habits that enable discovering new ways of moving. You will be training the aspects that are important for performers and creators from the perspective of Jakops working methods and his vision on performing.

You will be working from improvisation to create and structure new material and experience how Jakop works with the environment, set and props. You will learn how to translate different emotions and dramatical intentions into theatrical scenes and physical movement.

Working in groups, Jakop will show how small changes can have a huge impact in the meaning and experience of a situation. The group will be 16-20 participants in total.


We will be working in the theatre studio of Jakop Ahlbom Company in the proximity of Amsterdam, in the small historical city of Weesp (10 mins by train from Amsterdam). On Friday there will be presentations for a small professional audience. The masterclass will be taught in English. Each day start at 10 am and we’ll work till approx. 5 pm. We can give suggestions for places to stay in Weesp or Amsterdam. Lunch is included.


Special price for this Summer Edition: 900 EURO’s (regular price: 1.100 EURO’s)
Early Summer Birds (till 25 May): 700 EURO’s
(Prices are ex VAT)
Special tariffs for theatre students apply, please contact us for more information.


Apply before 15 June, by sending an e-mail to with your full name, date of birth, address, and a short description of your education/training and your most recent stage-experience. Max a half A4 page!

Week 28: Monday 8 July – Friday 12 July 2019

If the number of applications exceeds the capacity Jakop will make a selection to ensure a balanced and diverse group.