'​If one walks…' ArtScience Interfaculty performance in Zaal 3

If one walks… is a performance by students from the ArtScience Interfaculty exploring the intricate behaviour of systems through movement and collaborative art practice.

A trail of live sounds is created in darkness. A texture of guttural sounds forms a new language and coordinates actions. Light triggers the formation of clusters of bodies while leaving others isolated in the dark. Scenes emerge and disperse, collective effort propels them forward.

The performance is the result of 3-week workshop on System Theory and experimentation with feedback mechanisms and rule-based performance systems. How can actions be generated by setting simple rules and conditions, and how can those rules give rise to collective compositions? How can the body’s physical immediacy, its spatial movement and its participation and synchronization within groups form the base of a performance system?

Participating Performers

Anne-Florence Neveu (FR), Ary Werthein (AR), Bjarte Wildeman (NL), Gökay Atabek (TR), Hana Kozma (HU), Klara Fantanova (CZ), Martine Folkersma (NL), Max Baraitser Smith (UK), Minji Kim (KR), Nikzad Rabshahi (IR), Timoteo Carbone (IT), YJ Wu (CN), Þórir Freyr (IS)

Under supervision/guidance of: Marion Tränkle (DE) and Katinka Marac (NL)


The ArtScience Interfaculty considers art and science as a continuum and promotes the development of new art forms and artistic languages. The ArtScience Interfaculty is embedded in both the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands. ArtScience has an interdisciplinary focus that intersects the existing fields of music, visual and performative arts, media art, humanities and the natural sciences.

Het Nationaal Theater works together with many Art Academies in the Netherlands. The NHT does this under the heading of Vers/Fresh. Academy students can work in Zaal 3 for a week to then present their results at the end of the rehearsal period to a public audience. Alternatively, students may present a performance they have worked on at the academy.

The initiative of Zaal 3 and Vers/Fresh provides students with the opportunity to present their work in a professional environment. It also offers the general public to discover new forms of theatre that is made within the diverse universities and institutes which take part in the Vers programme.



Fri 21 February 2020 20.30 - 21:30


Zaal 3, Den Haag

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