As an artist-trained-as-architect and movement researcher, Ludmila collaborates with other creative minds on a regular basis. From choreographers, to musicians, light sculptors, to performers, they join forces for ever more ambitious projects.


Holding the Wind in Your Hands – a collaboration with Marije Baalman to be presented at Siao-Long Cultural Park / Soulangh, Tainan, Taiwan, August 2024.

Mosaic, stage objects for electro dance performance by UNIQURSAL. Read more. Premiere 28th September, Theater Kikker, Utrecht.

Game-performance project with Jana Romanova, to be announced.

Most recent

Performance Future Dance of Nostalgia with Kexin Hao at A MAZE, Berlin on May 8th, Silent Green.

[in] operabilities – collaborative research on accessibility and on the usefulness of “opera-abilities” for living together. The latest performance, Die Insel, premiered on March 13th, 2024 at Kampnagel, Hamburg. Die Insel is dedicated to tactility in music theater. We explored physical forms of perception and manifestation of music, voice, sound and resonance. What role does tactility play in our sense of tact? How do we communicate and tell stories through touch? Can “fear of contact” be reduced and converted into energy? Who is touched by the opera? Read more: SUNSET light sculpture in collaboration with Mike Rijnierse. Latest edition: Sunset in the Woods, Hangar Y, from December 13th, 2023 to January 8th, 2024; Meudon, France.

Primisi – stage design – collaboration with choreographer Alida Dors, produced by Theater Rotterdam, premiere on November 11th, 2022. Dutch tour Nov 2022-Jan 2023.

Sunset in The Hague, light sculpture in public space; a collaboration with Mike Rijnierse, presented by BlowUp Art Den Haag, October 6-9, 2022

Photo: Francesco Enriquez

Future Dance of Nostalgia – collaboration with Kexin Hao, Rachwill Breidel, Leo Scarin and Pedro Gossler, produced by iii. Performed at Amare, for Proximity Music / Rewire Festival, 2022. Future Dance of Nostalgia / Transcending Labour workout is a movement research, including workshop and performances with Kexin Hao. Performed at REWIRE Festival (7-10 Apr 2022), The Hague and at StimuleringsFond 10th Anniversary (1st Sep 2022), in Schiedam. Read more on: Future Dance of Nostalgia

Concept and direction: Kexin Hao
Game development: Leonardo Scarin
Choreography research: Ludmila Rodrigues
Music: Rachwill Breidel
videography, 3D rendering: Pedro Gossler
Sound mixing: Dima Ibrahim

Work commissioned by iii, during Kexin Hao’s artistic residency. Supported by: Creative Industries Fund NL, the Creative Europe program of the European Union, Stroom Den Haag, Rewire Festival.

How to cope with a sunset when the horizon has been dismantled stage design commissioned by the Nederlands Dans Theater, premiered on February 3rd, 2022. Collaboration with choreographer Marina Mascarell.

Sunset in Delft, light sculpture with Mike Rijnierse. Highlight Delft Festival, 18-20 November 2021.

Second Landscape – stage design commissioned by Skånes Dansteater, Malmö and Dance Forum Taipei, 2020. Collaboration with choreographer Marina Mascarell.

Co-curation for HUBS Immersive Festival 2019. Under the moniker ‘The Body of the Audience’, Ludmila Rodrigues participated as partner, bringing ArtScience fellows Bjarte Wildeman and Lauren Jetty Howells-Green to present works during the immersive experience at DNR Theater.

Set and costumes for Fazle Shairmahomed and Farah Rahman. Performed by Fazle Shairmahomed, Devika Chotoe and An3. Premiered on October 6th, 2019 at Theater De Vaillant, The Hague. Also presented at Korzo Theater, The Hague, on Feb 16th, 2020. With thanks to Fonds voor Podiumkunsten.

Valley, stage design choreographed by Marina Mascarell, and light design by Mike Rijnierse. Commissioned by GöteborgsOperan Dance Company, Sweden. Premiered on March 15th, 2019.

Polytope – immersive installation at FILE, São Paulo, Brazil 2018: with soundscape, custom software and sensors by Rob Bothof.

Häxan, performance for Mariska de Groot/iii, at Sounds of Silence Festival III, Theater De Nieuwe Regentes, The Hague – February 24th 2017.

‘Three Times Rebels’, stage design for dance piece by Marina Mascarell, Korzo Theater / Dance Forum Taipei, 2017-2018.

Antrik – participation in music video by Yamila, 2017 – first single from the debut album Iras Fajro by Spanish-Belgian composer and producer YAMILA.

Polytope research with Sonolab duo (Vitaly Medvedev and Mei-Yi Lee) and Fazle Shairmahomed. First performance at No Patent Pending #17 on December 2015.

Atlas, Sheep Herder of the Sky’ – two gracious hercules columns sail through quiet and stormy seas like caryatides playing hide-and-seek in the clouds. Work by Matteo Marangoni performed with Mei-yi Lee and Ludmila Rodrigues at Sphæræ (inflatable multi-dome pavilion by Cocky Eek) at EAP-Lab – organized by iii in The Hague, July 5th 2015.

Costume design for dance by Rutkay Özpinar at Korzo Theater productions: Şeytan tüyü (Here We Live and Now, November, 2015), Grip (May, 2015) and As if you weren’t (November, 2014)

K24, Room for Sensory Cleansing, with Mike Rijnierse, site specific for Modern Body Festival, November 2014.

Artistic residence –The Conscious Body II– Cognitive neuroscientists and dance makers share perspectives on conscious perception and empathy. Workshop led by choreographer Robyn Orlin and neuroscientist Natalie Sebanz. Organized by Asaf Bachrach/Labodanse and hosted by La Briqueterie, Paris (France, 30/9-5/10 2013). Participants/artists/scientists: Ella Ben Aharon (Israel), Anne Bogard (France), Faye Driscoll (USA), Gabriel Greca (Argentina), Jurij Konjar (Slovenia), Ananda Montange (France), Alexandre Münz (France), Peter Pleyer (Germany), Ludmila Rodrigues (Brazil / Netherlands), Daniel Zea (Composer, Colombia/Switzerland), Fabrizio de Vico Fallani (France / Italy), Julie Grèzes (France), Arnaud Halloy (Belgium), Ivana Konvalinka (Hungary / Denmark), Giovanni Pezzulo (Italy), Nicola Rebeschini (France / Italy), Gabriele Sofia (Italy / France), Berangere Thirioux (France), José Luis Ulloa Fulgeri (Chile / France), Camila Valenzuela Moguillansky (Chile / France).

Volta: Paradiso, Amsterdam 2013

Volta 2013 – after Dick RaaijmakersVolta 1995: an homage to Alessandro Volta, who for the first time in history, tried to construct an electric battery later to be called the ‘voltaic pile’. Re-enactment by Michiel Pijpe / Artscience Interfaculty. Ludmila Rodrigues joined the edition at Paradiso, Amsterdam, in March 2013.

The Unreality of Time – Set design for a dance piece by Marina Mascarell (photo by Robert Benschop), Korzo Theater/Dance Forum Taipei, January-February 2013.

The stage is covered by 110 kg of green lentils, which were manipulated by five dancers creating storms, landscapes and other morphologies within the theme of Time. Ludmila worked with Marina since August 2012, exploring the properties of the lentils and designing the tools for the dancers to control them. Lentils seem familiar and ordinary, yet they move in their own ways, behaving like they are trying to escape and occupy all interstices.

Performances for Cocky Eek: drift at Seppe Airport, The Netherlands, June 2011.
Cube, inflatable object, performed by Wen Chin Fu and Ludmila Rodrigues, at Kunst in Zicht Festival, Marken island, Netherlands, June 2010.

Performances with ArtScience fellow artist Hadas Hinkis 2010/2011.

Iconography assistance to the publication “Academy of the Senses –Synesthetics in Art, Science and Education, by Frans Evers. ArtScience Interfaculty Press 2012. A compilation by Vincent W. J. van Gerven Oei ; editorial team: Vincent W. J. van Gerven Oei, Joost Rekveld, Eric Parren; iconography: Joost Rekveld, Isabelle Vigier, design and production: Isabelle Vigier; impression: Raddraaier, Amsterdam.