Robert Jan Liethoff

Robert Jan Liet­hoff is a Ber­lin based actor, direc­tor and voice & move­ment teacher from the Nether­lands. In 2005, after finis­hing his acting stu­dies at ‘De Acte­er­stu­dio’ (The Hague, the Nether­lands), he moved to Ber­lin and expan­ded his stu­dies in the field of dan­ce and cho­reo­gra­phy at the Tanz­fa­brik Ber­lin. In 2007, he began his con­ti­nuing stu­dies at the Lich­ten­berg Insti­tu­te for App­lied phy­sio­lo­gy of the voice, whe­re he com­ple­ted both stu­dent and teacher pro­grams and held a year-long resi­den­cy stu­dy­ing the phy­sio­lo­gi­cal dyna­mics bet­ween voice and move­ment.

Using an inter­di­sci­pli­na­ry approach to the voice, Robert works with clas­si­cal sin­gers, choirs, actors, dan­cers and per­for­mers in the Nether­lands, Ger­many and Mexi­co. His work with per­for­mers is focu­sed on refi­ning their audi­to­ry per­cep­ti­on and deve­lo­ping phy­si­cal sen­si­ti­vi­ty in order to clear the way for a warm, rich and spa­cious voice in a recep­ti­ve body and mind.

Sin­ce 2015, Robert has been a rese­ar­ch asso­cia­te at the spa­ti­al sound insti­tu­te in Buda­pest whe­re he deve­lo­ped a lec­tu­re per­for­man­ce for the 4D sys­tem, cal­led Space Body Intel­li­gen­ce. Space Body Intel­li­gen­ce is a par­ti­ci­pa­ti­ve lis­ten­ing expe­ri­en­ce, which invi­tes the audi­en­ce to explo­re ques­ti­ons and ide­as on the per­cep­ti­on of sound. Space Body Intel­li­gen­ce was per­for­med at Today’s Art Festival’s Cir­ca­di­an Pro­gram in the Nether­lands and during the grand opening of the Spa­ti­al Sound Insti­tu­te in Buda­pest.
Robert’s first thea­t­re pro­duc­tion ‘Zocken.’ pre­mie­red in Ber­lin in Sep­tem­ber 2016.