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#1 Rosie

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 03:20 PM

Hi, I wonder if someone please can tell me what an artistic director is?
And what do they do? :wink:

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 03:41 PM

Everything you see on stage is the work -- directly or indirectly -- of the Artistic Director. This is the person who chooses which ballets to perform; hires and casts the dancers; selects the designers for sets, costumes and lighting. S/he also hires outside choreographers to make new ballets, and the ballet masters and teachers. Sometimes the Artistic Director commissions a new ballet from him/herself, but it is not necessary to be a choreographer in order to be an Artistic Director.

In addition, the Artistic Director is generally the most visible single behind-the-scenes personality of the company and can be called on for fundraising and publicity.

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 04:31 PM

Everything you see on stage is the work -- directly or indirectly -- of the Artistic Director.  This is the person who chooses which ballets to perform; hires and casts the dancers; selects the designers for sets, costumes and lighting.  S/he also hires outside choreographers to make new ballets, and the ballet masters and teachers.  Sometimes the Artistic Director commissions a new ballet from him/herself, but it is not necessary to be a choreographer in order to be an Artistic Director. 

In addition, the Artistic Director is generally the most visible single behind-the-scenes personality of the company and can be called on for fundraising and publicity.

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Ok thank you so much for the help :wink: Carbro :yahoo:


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