Codarts has three operational professorships:

22779_14_FotoJanineStubbeProfessor Janine Stubbe 
Performing Arts Medicine
+31 6 21 15 78 21

Performing artists go to extremes to achieve the maximum. Physically, dancers, musicians, and circus artists are tested by the many hours of training. On top of this, the mental pressure is high. They need to perform on the highest level on a daily basis under the watchful eye of a critical audience. Therefore, dropout as a result of injuries and mental injuries is an ever-present risk. On 1 September 2014, Codarts created the Performing Arts Medicine professorship and appointed Janine Stubbe, PhD as professor Performing Arts Medicine. She conducts applied research on the physical and mental load on dancers, musicians, and circus artists. Five research questions are at the centre of this research:

  • What is the magnitude and nature of injuries and mental complaints among Codarts students?
  • Which risk factors can be identified in injuries and mental complaints?
  • Which interventions prove to be effective in preventing injuries and mental complaints?
  • Which interventions prove to be effective in optimizing on-stage performance?
  • How can the return to perform process be optimized?

Within the professorship researches, PhD candidates, teachers, and students of Codarts and its partners develop knowledge together. On a national level, the lectorate works with the Amsterdam University of Applied Science, the Erasmus Medical Centre (general medicine department), VU kinesiology, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Dutch National Ballet, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, and the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA). On an international level, the lectorate will cooperate with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance (London), University of Wolverhampton. Aside from her work at Codarts, Janine works as a professor of Sports Medicine at the Amsterdam University of Applied Science (HvA), where she focusses on the prevention and treatment of injuries in talented amateur and elite athletes.

Research Group:

  • Lecturer Janine Stubbe
  • Stephanie Keizer – Hulsebosch (Head of Student Life)
  • Suze Steemers (al. Student life / (research assistant)
  • Diana van Winden (research assistant)
  • Rogier van Rijn (sr. researcher)
  • Annemiek Tiemens (research assistant)
  • Angelo Richardson (researcher HVA)
  • Anne-Marie Beijsterveldt (researcher HVA)

Micha Hamel
Performance Practice
+31 6 15 07 77 34

The borders of the western classical music practice are rapidly disappearing. In many ways, the audience’s experience is sought to be intensified or have its meaning enriched by connecting the music with theatrics, other art forms, or social themes. Usually, such interventions are meant to give art music a new shine, because the aspirations of de-elitifying or even reformat classical music do not just sprout from a generous artistic social ideal as much as from the macro-cultural transition from a culture focused on meaning to one focused on experience, which has decreased the leading role of art music.

In September 2010, Codarts created a lectorate which performs research on new directional and necessary developments for the classical music practice. Its lector is Micha Hamel, composer, poet, and also performing musician, programmer, maker of music theatre, and creator of interdisciplinary projects. During the research, the lectorate worked in two ways: test set-ups of new configurations between content, performers, and audience and workshops in which new possibilities for the concert practice were sought together with students. At this point, as part of the lectorate, Micha Hamel is working on the implementation of the results of his research in the Classical Music curriculum.

Research Group:

  • Lecturer Micha Hamel
  • Research group members:
  • Henrice Vonk (research coordinator Master of Music)
  • Dirk van Weelden (writer / philosopher / TV maker and presenter

RTEmagicC_Dool_van_den_m_jpgJaco van den Dool
Blended Learning
+31 6 52 03 65 04

In a world where information is available always and everywhere and in which information can shared with others blazingly fast, art education must follow. The reality is that students do not just learn within the four walls of the institute, but also share and receive information in digital environments, which are flexible, international, and fit for a personalized way of learning. On of the possibilities to connect this digital world and the formal institue, increasing student involvement, increasing safety, and enhancing study results is blended learning. This trend in education focuses on blending contract education with digital learning aids and in doing so aims to improve the education and better connect with the students’ digital world. Much research has been done on the gains of blended learning in an academic setting. These researches show that blended learning contributes to a better embedding of meaningful learning in daily life, increases involvement, and in some cases enhances study yields.
Research on blended learning in an art education setting is still in its infancy and deserves our attention, because learning artistic skills is not, as is the case with academic education, a mostly cognitive process, but is largely a physical activity. Learning a rhythm or mastering a choreography requires elementary use of the body. The lectorate will do research on the way students use digital learning aids, how they learn from these, and what they learn from these. Researching the way students study and improving the artistic learning process with digital learning aids will be the focus of the ‘blended learning’ lectorate.

Research Group:

  • Lecturer Jaco van den Dool
  • Carlo de Wise (teacher / researcher)
  • Joan at Hoonte (teacher / sr. researcher)
  • Arienne Vineyards – Zwijnenburg (teacher / researcher)
  • Wander van Baalen (research assistant)