Rehearsals for Maciej Kuźmiński’s diploma film with first-year students of the ArtEZ in Arnhem in the Netherlands are underway. The work was originally intended to take the form of a theatrical performance, but due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the format was changed to film, and rehearsals and lessons are held remotely on the Zoom platform. The premiere is scheduled for the summer. The watchword is #Metamorphosis.

From the choreographer: Remote work in the conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic completely changes the approach to the student and the work itself. It is of course more difficult, because it is hard to work in front of a screen for 8-10 hours a day, being cut off from other students who, under normal circumstances, inspire and motivate each other. But there are also positive sides. The creative process primarily takes into account the aspect of individual work – the student is fully responsible for it from the beginning to the end, and thus for the execution, framing and organization. Of course, we also have 1 to 1 consultations, but the final shape of the work depends on the student.

ArtEZ, with headquarters in Arnhem, Enschede and Zwolle, is one of Holland’s largest art academies, and its dance department is considered, alongside Codarts in Rotterdam, one of the best in the Netherlands. The history of ArtEZ school dates back to the end of the 1930s (Winja Marova School).

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