Living into our name "Corps," Latin for Body and "Bara," Hebrew for Create, we invite dancers to engage their own spirituality in the creation and performance of unique, challenging dance works that embody spiritual themes with a holistic and discernment-centered approach. In this way art is made excellent by deep personal reflection and meaningful themes, and artists are grown by pushing them deeper into themselves to create. Our community is positioned to foster vulnerability and honesty, to hold space for personal connection between artists.
A mandate for collaboration with other community groups and investment into our local dance community are other guiding principles for our work.
Corps Bara Vision: Embodying spiritual journey through contemporary dance.
To create excellent, accessible art, grounded in our Judeo-Christian roots, that invites dancers and choreographers to engage their spirituality in the creation and performance of dance works.
To provide paid opportunities for emerging professional dancers.
To act as a passionate advocate for dance and the arts by seeking out a dance-curious audience, joining in local conversations and partnering with other artists/arts organizations in the city.
Creating a spiritually and artistically nurturing community.
Providing career-advancing opportunities for emerging and professional artists.
Filling a void in the Calgary community by hosting open auditions and paid positions.
Bridging the gap between the arts and faith communities in Calgary.
Cultivating lasting relationships with our current members, audience, supporters and alumni.
"The purpose of the fine arts is to inspire the mind, move the soul and inflame the imagination. Corps Bara does all three for me".
Dr. Charles Nienkirchen