Behind the scenes

“Playing at the Sziget Festival was a great honour”

De Leif de Leeuw Band played at the Sziget Festival. “Everyone was going out of their skulls on our music.”

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Behind the scenes

Taking the stage as soloist in Mexico

This summer Karen Su took the stage as soloist with the Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato – in Mexico.

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Codarts alumni

Column: Exploring Rotterdam – part 2

Roufaida Aboutaleb graduated from the Pop Department at Codarts in the summer of 2016. Now, she is attracting attention with her band Southbound. Each month she writes about her life as a musician, about Rotterdam and what is happening in town.

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Behind the scenes

A day in the life of….Boye Ingwersen

Boye Ingwersen, student Hammond Organ (Pop), reports about his very first day at Codarts!

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Codarts alumni

Column: Exploring Rotterdam

Roufaida Aboutaleb graduated from the Pop Department in 2016. Each month she writes about her life as a musician and about Rotterdam.

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Codarts news

Nine scholarships for Talent On The Move dancers

On the 22nd of June the danceshow Talent On The Move was being danced again in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg. The program showed not only the versatility of the young Codarts-dancers, but was also an enchanting collage of different choreographic styles. This evening the Codarts-dancers have committed selflessly for the Prinses Beatrix Spierfonds. With their danceperformance the dancers wanted to show their outstanding qualities, but also contribute to the scientific study of muscle diseases. In the break of the danceshow pupils of the Havo/vwo for Music and Dance collected for the Prinses Beatrix Spierfonds. Scholarships At the end of the night scholarships were traditionally been awarded. This year as many as seven scholarships were being awarded by Dans Fonds Corrie Hartong: two students of the bachelor Dance teacher and five students of the bachelor Dance. And for the second year the scholarships from the Kylián Foundation were awarded. The Board is convinced that the support of ambitious and professional dancers is one of the best ways to invest in the development of the future of dance. The lucky ones: Olivia Lecomte (UD) | Kylián Foundation Louis Thuriot (UD) | Kylián Foundation Amber Pansters (UD) | DFCH in cooperation with Prince Bernhard Culture Nils Röhner (UD) DFCH | in cooperation with Prince Bernhard Culture Filip Wagrodzki (UD) DFCH | in cooperation with Prince Bernhard Culture Borna Babic (UD) | DFCH David van der Veen (UD) | DFCH Wessel Boot (DD) | DFCH Axelle Demirkan (DD) | DFCH  

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Codarts alumni

Three questions for…Jochem Smit

Almost graduated and already the leading part in Razend, a new musical based on the youthnovel of Carry Slee.

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Codarts Research

Jaco van den Dool: “face-to-face education as we know it, complemented and enhanced by a digital environment”

We are often online. The Web is everywhere and information is always available. ‘Follow, like & share’ are as much part of our lives as going to bed and waking up. We share to our heart’s content, voice our opinions on anything that happens on our timeline, and we decide for ourselves where to obtain our information. For education this means that teachers and students no longer depend solely on scheduled classes. This is a development that should be integrated in education, as it offers wonderful opportunities for enhancing the learning process. This is why Codarts is investing in the research and development of so-called ‘blended learning’, which simply means face-to-face education as we know it, complemented and enhanced by a digital environment and digital tools. Together with teachers, students and educationalists, the Codarts research group Blended Learning is developing the ultimate way of supporting our education by digital means. Art education requires a specific approach, as we are dealing with both a cognitive learning process and a physical one (embodied learning). In addition, our education is primarily aimed at creativity and artistic expression. Codarts Blended Learning focuses on an approach that makes it easy for teachers to use the methods at various levels. This provides students with even more room for different learning strategies, which is unique in education. Blended Learning is admirably suited for this approach. Let’s say you have a very visual attitude. Then it helps if you receive visual feedback, rather than a verbal or written response. As we already do often now, video can be used to, for example, zoom in on your posture during a concert or a dance or circus act. But we want to take this further. For example, we are working on an app that will allow the teacher to draw directly on the …

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Codarts alumni

“I don’t want to be in a band that plays the same routine every night”

Last year Jimmi Jo Hueting graduated from Codarts. His song is being played everywhere around the world now.

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