Behind the scenes

Louis Thuriot

In this interview-column you will get to know tomorrow’s best musicians, dancers and circusartists. This month: Louis Thuriot (19), student Dance. You won the 2nd price on the 20th edition of the Internationale Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival Stuttgart for the choreography Balance. What story are you saying with this solo? "My solo is about emotions, displaying desirable behaviour, functioning in today’s society. I have this feeling that one is always expected to be high-spirited and happy in this world. With my solo I try to explore what happens when you let go of these expectations. My facial expressions play an important part: sometimes I smile in an exaggerated fashion and then very abruptly that smile disappears. I also kiss the floor and it’s amusing to see how people in the audience are a little embarrassed by that, and start laughing. On stage I am not afraid to do this. I am not myself, but a dance character. On stage I have much more nerve and expression than I have in daily life." How do you create a choreography? "I often get inspiration while riding my bicycle, doing the dishes or when I’m in the shower. At moments when I feel no pressure. I often work out the basic idea in my rather small room. And as my work contains many pirouettes and spirals, that poses quite a challenge, ha ha. Later, I work out all the details in one of the larger dance studios at Codarts. The solo that won me this prize lasts ten minutes. Part of it already existed as I made it for an examination last year." In addition to the Internationales Solo Tanz Theater Festival, you also won a prize at the solo competition in Brussels. What is your next goal? "My great dream is to dance with the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT). I think it would be …

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Behind the scenes

Cirque du Soleil scout visiting Circus Arts

In may 2016 Claude Vendette, casting director of Cirque du Soleil, visited Codarts.

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Behind the scenes

Amanda Payne

In this interview-column you will get to know tomorrow’s best musicians, dancers and circusartists. This month: Amanda Payne (20), student Music Theatre.

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Behind the scenes

Laura Trompetter

"With Lip Stick, Maria Martpay and I translate percussion into a visual thing, something that is also nice to watch."

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Behind the scenes

Joël Vuik

"You really have to reach out to the audience and invite them to travel with you through the story."

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Codarts alumni

Club Gewalt

Club Gewalt is a succesful Music Theatre collective consisting of eight Codarts-alumni. "Many people from outside the school advised against starting a collective, saying we had no idea what we were getting into. The more everyone kept telling us, the hungrier we got."

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Codarts alumni

Three questions for… Roufaida Aboutaleb

Her succesful graduation-show on 7 june at Rotown was her last Codarts-performance.

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