Interview with Alumna Milène van der Smissen about her new concept: the boot concert!
The Music Theatre department will organize not 1, but 2 events in June. Experience the thrill of a night out, from your own home! The movie Daggers of the Mind will be released on Friday the 19th of June and the Show & Tell production will be broadcasted on Thursday the 25th of June.
The teacher inside Marcel Reijans is jubilant. “The best education possible, that is what we wish to provide our students with. We – the four main subject teachers classical singing at Codarts – are therefore terribly pleased that Margreet Honig, the most prominent voice pedagogue in the Netherlands, will be giving a series of master classes here.”
The film Daggers of the Mind will have its online premiere on 19 June. This music theatre film, inspired by Shakespeare’s Macbeth, is about the fear of failure. This group production is part of the graduation process of fourth-year Music Theatre students at Codarts Rotterdam. Initially, the stage production’s premiere was scheduled for 21 April at the Maaspodium in Rotterdam. However, since all theatres are closed, an alternative platform had to be found for this project. For many weeks, students rehearsed from home for a real music theatre film and all recordings are now finished.
What happens when fourteen Circus students and their director suddenly can’t make theatre anymore? Then you get a film about both loneliness and connection. Jef Kinds (aerial straps artist) is one of the actors: ‘It’s unbelievable how we managed to make something wonderful although we are far apart, with some of us even abroad.’
Dance student Samuel van der Veer is looking forward to his internship at the NDT. In the meantime, he keeps busy with his interdisciplinary collective Octagon Blues. ‘Me and two fellow students make electronic music that also includes dance. It’s very exciting!’
What does this ‘jill-of-all-trades’ do in these times? ‘My studies haven’t stopped, but I now take more time for everything. Having breakfast, inline skating, and making care packages for my friends! And: I organise the live streams on Codarts Instagram.'
Dance at the window, in your garden or courtyard. The ‘DansBlok’ collective, with Codarts alumna Lenna Schouten, is delivering dance at home in the regions of Leiden and Rotterdam. ‘We didn’t want to sit at home idling, so now we are delivering dance performances to order.’
Arie Verhaar, teacher Rhythmic Training in the Pop department, is using the electronic learning environment Brightspace. “A complete platform.”