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.”
Student Life: information about nutrition and muscle mass.
Teacher Ewout van der Linden has a tip for music students: experiment, especially now. Also with modest business models. ‘What you present online doesn’t have to be perfect, as long as it’s honest. And place an open tikkie with it!’
Student Life: tips for nutrition and balance.
Teachers do what they can to continue teaching. And they are also being creative in their profession themselves. Like Music Theatre teacher Joeri van Spijk, who placed his own web series online in no time. ‘This is the moment for new forms of theatre acting.’
Percussion teacher Nils Fischer is now teaching via Zoom. ‘The trouble is that you can’t play together. And you know, Latin percussion is something you learn mainly by playing together and learning from others.’
Teacher Marije Gubbels: ‘I usually clam up when faced with anything digital! But I am also very flexible. So, instead of doing a musical we are now creating monologues.’