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Student Life Monitor Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary!

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Team around the artist: Benji Soerel

“It takes a village to raise a child”, as the saying goes. The same is true for the development of professional talent within the performing arts. Student Life, the student support programme of Codarts, advocates a ‘Team Around the Artist’ approach, meaning that the student is at the centre and is supported by a team of leading health practitioners, teachers, study coaches, embedded scientists and support staff. One of the team members is our physiotherapist, Benji Soerel. Get to know Benji a little bit better through this short interview! Interview: What is your role as physiotherapist at Codarts?  As a physiotherapist at Codarts I work in the building at Kruisplein. This means I mainly treat and advise music students and dance students. For what problems/questions can students contact you? Students can contact the physiotherapist when they have physical complaints/an injury, want to know more about their body or want advice on how to improve their performance. How can students make an appointment with you? Normally students book an appointment through the Student Teacher Information Point (STIP). A new online agenda tool is currently being developed and will be implemented in the near future. This online system gives students the possibility to directly book an appointment with the physiotherapist themselves, without needing to go to STIP first. Students and staff will soon be informed about this new agenda tool. How long have you worked at Codarts and what did you do before you started working as a physiotherapist? I started working as a physiotherapist at Codarts in May 2019, so more or less half a year now. Prior to becoming a physiotherapist, I danced with the Birmingham Royal Ballet for six years. For my master research project Human Movement Sciences, we followed the first-year bachelor dance students at Codarts for a period of four weeks and measured their physical workload. With the results of this research we now know more about what …

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Recovery important for performance

After a physically demanding class, recovery is very important. If your body recovers well after class you will be better prepared for the next class. Students who can practice better during the lessons, will make more progress and will be able to perform better on stage.

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Margreet Honig to give master classes classical singing at Codarts

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.”

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Knot on Hands wins BNG Bank Circus Award

The acrobatics trio Knot on Hands - Britt Timmermans, Tijs Bastiaens and Mario Kunzi, who graduated this summer - received the BNG Bank Circus Award 2019 on Sunday 20 October during Festival Circolo in Tilburg. It received the prize for their act 'Brace for Impact'.

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Meet our students: Dorėja

Meet our students! Doréja (20): “The people here at school are very important to me”

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Pompoenstoof

Perfect voor de herfst - Dit gerecht heeft alles in één. Natuurlijk is het in eerste instantie gezond. De groenten en kikkererwten zitten boordevol vezels, vitamines en mineralen. Daarnaast bevat het voldoende eiwitten zodat je spieren goed kunnen herstellen na een intensieve studiedag. Én deze stoofpot is klimaat-proof doordat het recept volledig plantaardig is en vol zit met seizoensgroenten. Win-win-win! Wat ook heel fijn is. Je kunt een flinke pan van dit gerecht klaarmaken en er meerdere keren van eten. De koolhydraatbron in het gerecht kun je zelf kiezen en afwisselen, bijvoorbeeld volkoren naanbrood/flatbread, volkoren tortilla’s, zilvervliesrijst of volkoren couscous. Overigens geldt voor wie wat aan wil komen of een lichamelijk zeer intensieve dag heeft gehad dat er ook gecombineerd kan worden met koolhydraten. Dus bijvoorbeeld naanbrood én rijst. Recept Bereiding: 45 minuten Porties: 4 Ingrediënten 1 (fles)pompoen 1 winterpeen 4 tomaten 100 gram verse spinazie 1 ui 2 teentjes knoflook 2 medium blikken kikkererwten (ca. 300-350 gram per stuk) 1 klein blikje tomatenpuree 1 groente bouillonblokje + 200ml water 3 tl ras el hanout kruiden 1 tl cayennepeper 1 tl komijn verse peterselie olie  Preparations Schil de flespompoen en winterpeen en snijd deze in blokjes. Schillen gaat makkelijk met een dunschiller of kaasschaaf. Snijd de tomaten in blokjes. Snijd de ui en knoflook fijn. Doe in een grote pan een klein beetje olie en fruit de ui een minuutje aan. Voeg vervolgens de knoflook en gedroogde kruiden toe en laat dit nog een minuutje meebakken. Voeg de winterpeen en tomaatjes toe en bak deze een minuutje mee. Voeg vervolgens ook de pompoen, tomatenpuree en bouillon toe. Laat de stoof een half uur op laag vuur garen (met de deksel op de pan; dat scheelt energie). De stoof mag een klein beetje vochtig blijven. Voeg zo nodig wat extra water toe. Giet de kikkererwten af en …

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Happy summer!

We are happy and proud when we look back on last school year. Time for a well-deserved summer holiday! Please note our opening hours. Enjoy the summer and we are looking forward to welcoming you all rested and energized next school year!

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Meet our students: Sam

Meet our students! Sam (21): "Every time I come in here, I really feel like going at it."

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Student Life Recipe: Nutritious, healthy and delicious cheese sticks!

PARTY - The academic year is almost over... Time flies when you're performing, studying & having fun! During these last few weeks of this year you may look back, recap, celebrate & party and surround yourself with your fellow students and friends. But tell us... what's a party without some tasty snacks?

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Codarts Production Award handed out at RIDCC

On Saturday 29 June 2019, the final of the Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (RIDCC), presented by Jan Kooijman, took place in Theater Rotterdam. Among other awards, the Codarts Production Award has been handed out.

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