FSU School of Dance is pleased to announce it will be hosting the 21st annual CORPS de Ballet International Conference – Identifying Inclusivity, Equality, Equity and Privilege in Ballet’s Training and Culture – July 9-12 in Montgomery Hall at the Florida State University.
CORPS is comprised of ballet and dance faculty who teach in higher education, conservatories and dance studios. Its mission is to promote the development, exploration, and advancement of ballet in higher education. The CORPS conference will boast scholarly presentations, movement sessions, and choreographic showings.
Celebrating its 21st year, activities will include a pre-conference seminar July 7 and 8, titled CORPHYÉE: Leading for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Arts. This event will be facilitated by Ms. Tammy Bormann, who conducts forums on dismantling racism through knowledge and dialogue. The conference opens with a Lifetime Achievement Award dinner on Monday July 8th. This year’s recipient is Ms. Virginia Johnson, currently Artistic Director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem and former principal dancer.
Over 20 years ago retired FSU Dance Professor Richard Sias realized the need to support young developing artists and professors, and address issues in ballet. From that initial idea CORPS has evolved into an internationally recognized organization presenting conferences throughout the U.S. as well as Paris, Toronto, and Florence.
For more information about the conference and registration visit their website or contact Anjali Austin 850-644-8961.