Help the dancersIncludes Dancers' Benefit Info
Posted 08 January 2006 - 07:51 AM
From the Dance Insider 12/23/05
"In other news, I'm elated to share that the Independent Artists of America, which represents the dancers and stage managers of American Ballet Theatre, has just sent the American Guild of Musical Artists, which represents the artists of Washington Ballet, a $3,000 check to support the Washington dancers, embroiled in a labor conflict with management which they did not choose, but which they have no choice but to pursue -- not just for their rights, but for the rights of dancers everywhere to a safe and secure work environment. If you'd like to emulate the ABT workers' fine example, IAA VP Lori Rosecrans Wekselblatt suggests you send your check, earmarked on the check "Washington Ballet Dancers," to:
AGMA Relief Fund
New York, NY 10018-3308
You can also e-mail letters of support for the dancers to: AGMADC@comcast.com."
Posted 08 January 2006 - 08:46 AM
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Posted 09 January 2006 - 05:25 AM
sympathetic to the dancers position. I am not sure any aide would reach them through the Washington Ballet Board of Directors.
Posted 09 January 2006 - 06:43 AM
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:30 PM
It's a relevant question because Ballet Talk policy is that if someone is directly involved with a subject raised on the board or a performer, they must state their interest/relationship in their post. Which is why Mel, a board Administrator, raised it.
Mel - Interesting question. And that would be relevant because....?
Posted 22 February 2006 - 07:26 AM
WASHINGTON's BALLET DANCERS TO PERFORM BENEFIT
"The AGMA Dancers of the Washington Ballet still do not have a contract. They still do not know if or when they will be returning to work. We have been in negotiations again, after the cancelled NUTCRACKER, since Jan. 3rd. In the meantime, the dancers will be presenting a benefit performance to raise funds to help support themselves in this difficult time. We sincerely hope you will be able to attend one of the performances to support these courageous dancers and will spread the word to all you know. Performances will be at 7:30 Pm on March 9th, 10th, and 11th, and at 2:30 on Sunday, March 12th. The benefit performances will take place at American Dance Institute, 1570 East Jefferson Street in Rockville MD. Tickets are $35 with proceeds going to the dancers."
Posted 24 February 2006 - 11:20 AM
The performances on March 9-12 benefit the dancers and will take place at the American Dance Institute, 1570 East Jefferson Street in Rockville MD. Tickets are $35 at the door; call the American Dance Institute to reserve your ticket at 301-984-3003 or visit the ADI website at www.americandance.org for more information
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