FREE: Chicago Dancing Festival 23-27 August, 2011Balanchine, Graham, Moulton, Kylian, Lubovitch, Taylor, Varone, etc
Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:28 AM
Posted 13 July 2011 - 08:44 PM
Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:26 PM
Has the Joffrey settled it's labor dispute in time to perform?
Oh I hope so -- I worry about this kind of conflict.
Posted 14 July 2011 - 07:03 AM
Decades ago, when NYCB dancers struck (they wanted to continue to draw pay in case their orchestra struck), some enterprising fans or somebody arranged some performances at Queens College, but as Stravinsky Violin Concerto calls for as many as twenty dancers (two principal couples, eight men, and eight women), such an independent performance seems to be more in doubt this time, regardless of precedent.
As to the larger issue of the contract dispute (the company wants another five hours a week of rehearsal time without raising the dancers' pay, apparently) and consequently, the Fall season, no, while local Chicago media, especially the radio stations, just might "scoop" the national ones with news about this situation, I've heard no new developments in several days, not even on WFMT, our surviving classical-music station.
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