2021 Conference Schedule

Suspended in Grand Renversé: Embracing the “Big Upset” and Ballet’s Relationship to Liberatory Practices

Times shown in Eastern Time

Tuesday July 6, 2021
12:00-12:25 PM Meet-and-Greet with the CORPS Board
(new members and non-member attendees)
12:30-12:50 Welcome and Introductions
Courtney Harris, President
1:00-2:30 Somatic Practice, Day 1: Elemental Body Alignment System
Scott Putman
3:00-3:30 Research into Practice: Teaching Ballet Under Lockdown
Susie Crow
3:30-4:00 Style, Aesthetic, and Credibility of the Black Ballet Teacher
Monica Stephenson
4:10-4:55 Trauma, Development, and Functionality: Prosocial Strategies for Humane Teaching in the Ballet Class (Applied Demonstration)
Elizabeth Johnson
Luc Vanier
4:55-5:25 Gestures of Hierarchy in Ballet
Michael Landez
7:00-9:00 PM
Lifetime Achievement Award Celebration

Honoring the Life and Career of Mr. Louis Johnson

Wednesday July 7, 2021
11:00-12:30 PM Somatic Practice, Day 2: Elemental Body Alignment System
Scott Putman
12:40-1:25 BarreLAB: Embodying Change
Paige Cunningham Caldarella
Emily Stein
1:40-3:05 Membership Meeting #1
Feel free to join us with your lunch!
3:15-3:45 Ruth Page’s Modernist Turn in Ballet Choreography
Joellen Meglin
Jennifer Conley
3:45-4:15 A Framework for Discouraging Self-Objectification and Encouraging Embodied Flow States in the Ballet Class
Courtney Liu
4:25-4:55 Preservationist Pedagogy: “Visibilizing” Culturally-Specific Language in Ballet Curricula
Amanda Whitehead
5:00-5:45 Choreographic Sharing #1
Vivaldi: Rise
Rubén Gerding
Madeline Harvey
Y Que Mas 
Jeffrey Rockland
P-73 #1
Julia Gleich
Thursday July 8, 2021
11:00-11:45 AM Supporting the Ballet Dancer from the Ground Up: Ankle and Foot Stability through Functional Awareness®
Nancy Romita
Allegra Romita
12:00-1:30 PM Ballet Master Class with Dwight Rhoden
Complexions Contemporary Ballet
2:30-3:30 NIQUE: Training on and off-center 
facilitated by Christina Johnson
Dwight Rhoden, Co-Artistic Director
Desmond Richardson, Co-Artistic Director
Complexions Contemporary Ballet
3:40-4:10 Quare Dance: Fashioning a Queer, Black, Fem(me)inist Aesthetic in Ballet  
Alyah Baker
4:10-4:40 Ballet and Writing as Incantatory Practices: a Collaborative Pedagogical Project  
Kate Mattingly
Kristin Marrs
4:50-5:35 Choreographic Sharing #2
Delia Neil
Kerry Ring
Molly Lynch
“Act II Finale” (Storm Scene) The Pearl Fishers
Christa St. John
Friday July 9, 2021
11:00-12:30 PM Somatic Practice, Day 3: Elemental Body Alignment
Scott Putman
12:40-2:10 Ballet Master Class with Desmond Richardson
Complexions Contemporary Ballet
2:35-3:55 Membership Meeting #2
Feel free to join us with your lunch!
4:05-4:50 What a Difference a Year Makes: Making a Case for Examining Subtext as a Basis of Liberatory Practice in Ballet; Or, Sometimes a Tendu isn’t Just a Tendu
Molly Faulkner
Julia Gleich
5:00-6:00 In Discussion with 
Theresa Ruth Howard, Founder/Curator
6:05-7:15 PM CORPS Social / Cocktail Hour
Mingle with CORPS in rotating breakout rooms!

Schedule subject to change