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Codarts Pop Orchestra big success

In the classical entourage of the old Luxor Theater, the premiere of the Codarts Pop orchestra took place on 22 March.

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Intensive renovation Coolsingel

The intensive renovation of the Coolsingel has started. First the side of the City Hall will be taken care of and in 2019 the renewing of the side of the Lijnbaan will start. In March 2021 the new Coolsingel will be finished.

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Wagemans says goodbye with world premiere

Peter-Jan Wagemans: “I will definitely miss my colleagues and the students, but I don’t mind taking it a bit easier from now on. I’ve been working pretty hard.”

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Behind the scenes

Young Talent Program at Scapino

During the fourth year of the Bachelor of Dance programme, our students will do an internship at a professional dance company, such as Scapino Ballet Rotterdam. We took a closer lok behind the scenes. Join us!

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Meet our students: Gijs van Oosterhout

Meet our students! Gijs van Oosterhout (20): "Here I am laying the foundation of my career"

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An evening with Martha Graham

In the first year the dance students immerse themselves in a variety of dance styles like the style of Martha Graham.

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OTRA at Podium Witteman Extra

Podium Witteman extra made an extensive broadcast about OTRA - Gran Orquesta Típica.

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De Formule Wins Fifth Edition of Grote Kamermuziek Prijs

The ensemble De Formule is the winner of the first edition of the Grote Kamermuziek Prijs. The finals took place on Tuesday 27 March in the Jurriaanse hall of De Doelen in Rotterdam. The other contestants were Trapeze, the Ketting Trio, and the Altéïde Quartet.

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Student Life

Student Life Campaign: drink water!

Codarts Student Life is handing out water bottles to all students to stimulate them to drink enough water.

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MILD wins Erasmus Jazz Prijs 2018

Last Sunday, 18 March, MILD was the winner of the Erasmus Jazz Prijs 2018. The prize for best jazz ensemble of Codarts Rotterdam comes with a cheque for €2,500 from main sponsor Nedspice. The jury, consisting of Joost Patocka (chairman), Sophie Blussé, and Felix Schlarman, announced the winning ensemble late in the afternoon. “MILD plays energetically and extremely dynamic and has a very persuasive narrative. Idiosyncratic music that really hits home. Strong instrumentalists who are ready to conquer international stages. Humberto Rios (the pianist in the DHD Trio) received the prize for best soloist. The Erasmus Jazz Prijs was introduced 23 years ago by Codarts and the Friends of Codarts Foundation to stimulate young jazz talents in finding their way to the professional circuit of the international jazz scene. In a packed Eduard Flipse Hall at De Doelen, MILD competed in the finals against Neon and the Deons (Dillon Baiocchi, Adam Taylor, Johannes Fend and Richie Struck) and DHD Trio (Humberto Rios, Daan Arets and Damien Rousos). The members of MILD are Donatas Bielunskis (double bass), Jorrit Westerhof (guitar) and Denis Baeten (drums). MILD – an acronym of: ‘Mnemonic Induction of Lucid Dreaming’ – are an experimental, free, stylish jazz ensemble exploring the various elements of jazz to arrive at a unique sound. The by now prestigious Erasmus Jazz Prijs has proven to be a great boost for a number of successful young jazz musicians, including Jan van Duikeren, Bart Wirtz, Louk Boudesteijn, Dimitar Bodurov, Jasper van Hulten, Jasper van Damme, Mark Schilders, Stephanie Francke, Niek de Bruijn, and Jimmi Hueting. Eduardo Liberati, who won the award in 2017, called it ‘a musical stamp of approval that will be opening doors to us in the years to come’.

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Lukas Karvelis wins dance prizes

Third year student Lukas Karvelis from Lithuania won two prizes at the 22nd edition of the Internationales Solo-Tanz-Theater Festival in Stuttgart (Germany), Sunday 19 March. For his choreography Blank spots Lukas won second prize ánd the video dance prize.

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