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International Women’s Day

Celebrating an engaged music community and breaking the bias The initiative to build an International Women's Day (IWD) program around Codarts' Jazz, Pop & World Music department seems as relevant as ever. This year's IWD theme is 'Break the Bias' and it still resonates with women in music today. It has an impact on our education and industry, as well as on the diversity and inclusiveness of all underrepresented talents in music. ThemeOur theme for International Women's Day 'Celebrating an engaged music community and breaking  the bias' relates to our desire to transform into a music community where awareness can grow into positive action forward and where more women will find their place within our Jazz, Pop and World Music departments as students and also faculty members. ProgramThere will be performances by (former) students, including Van Den Hil (Codarts Pop), Tineke Postma (saxophonist, composer, teacher Codarts) will be playing with Andrew Moreno (guitar Jazz), Jonathan Ho (alumnus Codarts Jazz), Martin Hafizi (alumnus Codarts Jazz). There will also be performances by Miran Noh and Femke Mooren (Codarts Jazz) and by the promising Sun-Mi Hong Group Utrecht University assistant professor Christine Bauer will give a keynote speech on algorithm bias. "Music platforms suggest which songs to listen to now. Chances are the first recommendation is a song by a male artist. Can we break this pattern? - Yes, you can." PanelRASL student (Rotterdam Arts and Sciences Lab) Florieke de Geus moderates a panel discussion with guests Kim Jäger (student Codarts and Utrecht University, improvising cellist), Alesandro Fongaro (bassist, composer, teacher Codarts), Mariëtte Groot (WORM, re#sister), Djuwa Mroivili (researcher, performer) and Tineke Postma. Linda Bloemhard (senior policy advisor Jazz, Pop & World Music) and Tineke Postma will host the event together. This celebration is open to the public and will be streamed live via this link (log in as guest).Date: …

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Kaña Trio wins Grachtenfestival Conservatory Competition 2022

Kaña Trio, consisting of João Sequei, Hugo Pereira and Rens Rutten, has been declared winner of the Grachtenfestival Conservatory Competition 2022.

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Optimal Performance Programme 2021-2022 started

Friday 4 February, the first year Bachelor students of our Jazz, Pop and World Music departments have started the module Optimal Performance Programme (OPP).

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Keuzegids: Master of Arts Therapies enjoys above-average student appreciation

Codarts is proud that its Master of Arts Therapies enjoys an above-average student appreciation.

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Behind the scenes

‘When you’re on stage, something happens’

Dancer Lieke van der Linden (20) talks about the Talent On The Move Tour of the Codarts Dance Company.

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Recipe: vegan winter salad

In my practice, I (Sandra, dietician at Codarts) often see students who follow a vegan or mostly vegetable diet. They wish to check whether they take in all the nutrients they need. It is certainly wise to pay attention to this. It’s actually good advice for anyone, but also for vegetarians, flexitarians, and meat lovers. If you eat mainly or completely vegetarian, there are a number of nutrients to keep an eye on. They are proteins, iron, calcium, zinc, vitamin B2, and vitamin B12. All of these you can easily obtain within your diet (see tips at the bottom of the recipe). The only one you should supplement if you are a vegan is vitamin B12. In addition, it is advisable to take a vitamin D supplement in the winter months, but this goes for everyone, regardless of their diet. This recipe contains all the nutrients mentioned earlier, in hefty doses. That doesn’t mean that with this recipe you get everything you need in a day, but it’s a very good start. Winter salad Ingredients for 2 servings 300 gm sweet potatoes100 gm curly kale1 medium-sized can chickpeas (ca. 220 gm net weight)100 gm quinoa40 gm smoked almonds2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds40 gm dried cranberries/raisins1 Tbsp. olive oil1 Tbsp. virgin olive oil2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar2 Tbsp. orange juice (self-made or bottled)1 Tbsp. agave syrup How to make it  Preheat the oven at 200 degrees.Wash the sweet potatoes. You can peel them, but is not necessary. Cut them into blocks of 1 x 1 cm. Mix them with 1 Tbsp. Olive oil, add salt and pepper to your liking, then bake them in the oven for 25 minutes.Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package.Soak the cranberries in a bit of warm water.Put the kale in a bowl, add 1 Tbsp. of olive oil and rub it …

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Four Rotterdam educational institutions join forces

Four Rotterdam educational institutions join forces to offer innovative art education. The Willem de Kooning Academy and Codarts will be working as one on a new cultural campus in Rotterdam-Zuid.

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Codarts teachers to Ljubljana for an instructive exchange

Last month, three teachers of the Codarts bachelor programme of Dance in Education went to Ljubljana (Slovenia) for an instructive exchange with the Nomad Dance Academy. During this exchange, which took place in the context of ‘Dance On, Pass On, Dream On’ (DoPoDo), teachers discussed and experimented with team-teaching/ ​co-teaching. While Nomad Dance already practices co-teaching for several years, this way of teaching is ​just starting to develop at Codarts. This exchange was all about sharing experiences, formats and methods with the aim of thinking about how the benefits of co-teaching can be usefully transfered  to students and other teachers. Aspects that came up were: the use of teaching scores, the decentering/decomposing of class structures and how to guide the interaction between open experiential play and more directed learning.  "Since my favorite learning strategy is "collaborative learning' I am inspired by the exchange. Learning different approaches and meeting my collegues as dancers was new and will help develop my own co-teaching skills” – Arienne Zwijnenburg, coordinator and teacher BA Dance in Education. A total of four exchanges will be organised around the theme co-teaching. The team of teachers involved is looking especially for the added value co-teaching has to offer while combining theory and didactics belonging to different dance styles and techniques.  DANCE ON, PASS ON, DREAM ON is a four-year Creative Europe-funded cooperation project addressing ageism in the dance sector and in society. 11 renowned European dance institutions – a.o. Codarts Rotterdam – are working towards a Europe where older dancers are valued for their experience and charisma, where our common European dance heritage is cherished and serves to inspire younger artists, and where older people are respected and engage in meaningful, creative activities.

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Codarts Circus alumna Melody Nolan wins the BNG Bank Circus Prize 2021

Last Sunday, the award was presented during a special closing performance of the festival Circolo in Tilburg. With her impressive act, Melody Nolan managed to leave the other nominees behind and convince the jury. Melody received a cheque of 5000 Euros and will be given the opportunity to further develop her act into a full performance. In addition, she gets to show her act during the first Circusstad festival gala in May 2022 in het Nieuwe Luxor theater in Rotterdam. Photography: Jostijn Ligtvoet Since 2012, the award goes to the most talented graduating act of the past year. The nominated acts stand out for their original, innovative approach to their discipline and excellent technical skills. Raff Pringuet, who also got his Bachelor's Degree in Circus Arts a few months ago, was one of the other nominees. The final winner was chosen by a professional jury that this year consisted of Hanneke Meijers (director/board member Tent Circustheater productions), Jonas van Soom (artistic staff Festival Cirkl / Cirklabo Leuven Belgium), Arlette Hanson (Director Arlette Hanson Wintercircus / board member Circuspunt) and Marc Eysink Smeets (director/board member Festival Circolo - board member Circuspunt). From the jury report: "Melody has developed a wonderful movement language of her own that is highly original within her discipline. The exploration of the human body makes every movement necessary and meaningful. In addition, the chosen soundbed contributes to the intensity of the performance. Where the discipline can sometimes be static, Melody knows how to make this dynamic in her act through her use of space and the very fluent choreography".

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