Visiting Artist in Residence
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Dance
Marcela Santander Corvalán, a Chilean native and Paris-based dancer, choreographer, and curator, is teaching at Bard as part of the Dance Program’s partnership with Villa Albertine / FACE Foundation (French-American Cultural Exchange). The mission of Villa Albertine is to bring together leading French and American thinkers, writers, artists, and activists for a series of dynamic and thought-provoking debates on topics central to today’s society, and to forge new relationships between the United States, France, and the French-speaking world. Santander and frequent collaborator Volmir Cordeiro are leading a dance repertory course based on the work of women artists from the 20th and 21st centuries. Santander studied theater and dance at the Paolo Grassi School of Dramatic Art in Milan and went on to earn a bachelor of performing arts degree in dance at University of Paris 8. She also studied history at Trento University and earned a National Superior Professional Diploma of Dance at CNDC Angers. At Bard: Fall 2023.