Corps Bara Dance Theatre

Registered Name: CORPS BARA DANCE GUILD OF CALGARY

Business Number: 856100334RR0001

Corps Bara Dance Theatre

Our Vision

We are a thriving contemporary dance company that explores life's meaningful questions.

Our Mission

We develop and invest in artists, facilitating an expansive, holistic dance practice to create and present work which engages our diverse audiences.

Our Values

  • Creativity
  • Inspiration

  • Spirituality and faith

  • Collaboration

  • Individual Growth

Our Impact

▪ Our dancers have stability

▪ Our dancers are challenged

▪ Our audiences are our champions

▪ Our partner and collaborator relationships are mutually beneficial

▪ Our partner and collaborator relationships are stable and ongoing

▪ The spiritual lives of our dancers, audiences, and partners are enriched

Our Work

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 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 and challenged by pushing deeper into themselves throughout the creation process. Our community is positioned to foster vulnerability and honesty and 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. We have worked with local choirs, theatre groups, and orchestras as well as performed in art galleries, churches, and in partnership with other local dance artists. This diversity provides a rich soil for our artists to create in and develops unique works that engage our audience.

"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

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