Creative Performance Lab

Learning Objective
Creative Performance Lab aims to provide master students who have an interest in interdisciplinary art in which music plays a central role, with the opportunity to create performances within a close-knit team of students over the course of a full academic year, coached by guest experts from various disciplines, each resulting in a public performance at the CvA or an external venue or festival.
Course Description
The CPL course consists of three interdisciplinary projects a year. Each project is coached by a reputed artist from outside the CvA, specialized in a specific discipline such as music theatre, movement, video art or electronics, as well as by the CPL tutors. The coaching team helps the students to collectively develop and realize the performances, while the content of the productions is largely determined by the input and interests of the participating students. Each project involves coaching in performance-specific skills, and in the productional and organizational aspects of interdisciplinary productions. The three projects are supported by a number of so-called bootcamp sessions, focusing on specific knowledge and skills related to the projects.

Course details

teachers Arnold Marinissen, Jorge Isaac, Jaco Benckhuijsen
term September 2023-May 2024
participation Open to all master students
method of instruction Sessions take place in the evenings, generally between Monday and Thursday, in 3 concentrated working periods between September and May; a detailed planning is provided at the start of the academic year.
  Projects: 3 blocks of 6 evening sessions, plus 3 performances
  Bootcamp sessions: 4 Monday evenings between September and May
readings In the bootcamp sessions, relevant repertoire, literature and audio/visual material is introduced and recommended.
assessment Each of the three projects is assessed by the tutors and the external coach
credits 10
related electivesBuilding a Successful Professional Practice
  As Waters Rise: Musical Storytelling
  Technological Strategies in Performing and Composing
  Transdisciplinary Approaches: Composing Time & Space