Institut del Teatre Condemns Abuse Of Power In Its Dance Center

The Institut del Teatre has condemned this Friday “any inappropriate practice of abuse of power” that may have happened in the Conservatori Professional de Dansa , integrated in this institution, and has shown its support for students who have suffered this type of intimidation.

In a statement, the Institut del Teatre refers to the information that appeared today in ‘El Periódico de Catalunya’ , in which students and alumni of the Conservatori denounce abuse of power and humiliations by teachers. The management of the center, however, has once again refused to speak to this newspaper.

Janna Mir, former student of the Professional Dance Conservatory of the Institut del Teatre.

A former Dance student from the Institut del Teatre: “They destroyed my self-esteem”.

The newspaper collects testimonies from young people who assure that teachers of this institution have directed them, on more than one occasion, humiliating phrases, which have caused them emotional and psychological damage.

In this regard, the Institut del Teatre has reiterated its commitment “to prevent this type of attitude from occurring within the institution” and has expressed its “solidarity with the students who have been affected by these situations.”

This news comes after the controversy raised by the complaints of abuse of power and sexual harassment that forced the Institut del Teatre to remove the theater director Joan Ollé and the management team from teaching .

Students from the Conservatori Professional de Dansa protest with an action in the atrium of the Institut del Teatre.

Dance students from the Institut del Teatre denounce humiliation

“Unacceptable behavior”
The Institute has stressed that the new management, appointed just two weeks ago, “continues to work to adopt the relevant measures and mechanisms as quickly as possible, with the aim of ending these unacceptable behaviors.”

In this sense, “a dossier of good practices in dance has been prepared that will soon be transferred to teachers, students and various groups for the presentation of amendments”, he added.

Work is also being done on “the configuration of a permanent ethics committee and the elaboration of an institutional deontological framework.”

In addition, the dance school has a full-time psychopedagogue since 2000 and the dance and theater superior school offers a diet and nutrition service, which “has also served students from the Conservatori Professional de Dansa, derived at the request of the School health “.

The Institut del Teatre has stressed that the Consevatori has 63 teachers, of whom “the vast majority do their work with the professionalism required for many years”.

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