Posted 09 January 2004 - 12:02 PM
If anyone can confirm or deny this rumor, it would be appreciated.
Posted 09 January 2004 - 07:14 PM
Posted 10 January 2004 - 06:51 AM
The objection to tights was in fact the cause of the problem; I'm not sure the objection was raised institutionally by the church, the objections did raise confusion at the company as to their origin and purpose. The LDS is not the largest contributor to the company; the sponsorship withdrawn was for a single performance of the Nutcracker. It either happened this winter or last. I'm recounting the facts as I recall them, and I may have some of them wrong, but this is what I recall.
Posted 11 January 2004 - 01:15 PM
Leigh, it's great you went straight to the source for rumor control.
I had spoken with the management of Ballet West regarding this situation when it happened...
The objection to tights was in fact the cause of the problem; I'm not sure the objection was raised institutionally by the church, the objections did raise confusion at the company as to their origin and purpose.
I'm sure someone's attitude towards tights causing a loss of sponsorship could raise confusion within the company. As someone else wrote, it's not like ballet tights are something new and shocking. Whether an expression of institutional disapproval, or just the view of a few individuals in power, it still indicates another expression of the neo-puritanism that seems to be infecting the country. :green:
Posted 11 January 2004 - 07:45 PM
No matter what, it's a shame it happened, but I don't think the monetary loss was devastating.
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