Mini Moodboard: Corps

This mood board traces the etymology for corps. Its a homonym in that it has two meanings for the same word spelling. It originates from the 9c. Old French "cors," which meant body, person, corpse, life. In English, it evolved from "dead body" (13c.) to "body of citizens (15c.) That brings us to corps de ballet or body of the ballet (from French).

L) Victorian post-mortem photograph. Image via Buzzfeed
R) Giselle, The Royal Ballet, London's Royal Opera House. Image via Saturday Matinee