change in artistic directors
Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:10 PM
Posted 27 April 2006 - 04:47 PM
Posted 27 April 2006 - 09:46 PM
Posted 07 May 2006 - 09:43 AM
Edited by Helene, 07 May 2006 - 09:56 AM.
Posted 07 May 2006 - 09:56 AM
Welcome to BalletTalk, whether you're de-lurking or have just found the site its nice to have new voices posting. I hope you'll drop me a line at the theater sometime.
PNBmom I was going to shoot you a PM but your mail box is full/disabled?
Edited by Ed McPherson, 07 May 2006 - 10:12 AM.
Posted 07 May 2006 - 10:21 AM
Posted 07 May 2006 - 03:06 PM
ahh thanks. I didnt even think to look, pnbmom and I exchange PM's on Ballet Talk for Dancers...
Posted 19 May 2006 - 02:20 PM
Posted 20 May 2006 - 07:28 PM
The Salt Lake Tribune, 5/20/06 Ballet director says he was forced to quit
Contrary to a news release sent out three weeks ago, he did not decide to leave the company, he said. He was called in to a board meeting to discuss a performance review and told the results were bad - bad enough that his contract was going to be terminated. His only choice was between two already-prepared releases, one stating he had resigned, the other that he was fired.
Posted 20 May 2006 - 08:29 PM
Did you notice, towards the end of the article, they quoted Francis Timlin from criticaldance.com, in a series of quotes including Allen Ulrich, formerly of the San Francisco Examiner and Dance Magazine. I think it's very interesting that they included commentary from the electronic community.
Posted 03 June 2006 - 03:57 PM
I don't buy the "artistic differences" argument that is being speculated about, e.g. the types of ballets performed--at least, not much. I'd guess it was more a conglomeration of reasons, and maybe some personal issues as well. I've enjoyed some of the changes Kage instituted since his arrival, particularly the reduced emphasis on story ballets, but in the past year that seemed to be changing back to what it was...a bit disappointing... And there have been quite a few dancers that I've been very sorry to see leave in the past four years....
Regarding financial issues: There has definitely been a big reduction in the number of dancers/performances/etc. in the past few years, probably to some degree reflecting the changing economy. We're about one to two years behind everyone else in that area, and just recently began noticing the effects of a strong recovery. On the other hand, in the past couple years, the company became unionized and there is a junior/trainee company.
I can't help but think they already have somebody in mind....
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