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Wednesday, September 4


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:08 AM

Former members of the Algerian National Ballet are granted refugee status in Canada after requesting asylum while on tour in 2010.

 

The dancers sought refuge on the grounds they had been threatened by Algerian Islamists, whom they said equate ballet with homosexuality and “depravity.” Neither police nor the ballet company took steps to protect them, they said.

 



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:37 AM

The Nashville Ballet  reports good financial news.

 

Revenue climbed 11 percent to $4.14 million in fiscal year 2013, generating a surplus exceeding $100,000, according to audit numbers provided by the ballet. That compares to a $68,600 deficit the previous year, when revenue failed to match rising expenses. Those numbers are reflected differently on tax returns because of the timing of donations and depreciation costs, according to Executive Director Angie Adams.

 



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:52 AM

A feature on Doug Fitch and Edouard Getaz of Giants Are Small by Allan Kozinn in The New York Times.

 

What it evolved from was “The Unspoken Side of Show Business,” a series Giants Are Small created to help the New York Philharmonic promote “A Dancer’s Dream.” In that series, which is more humorous than overtly promotional, Wigglesworth posed as a casting director who promised to find a bankable star to play the opera’s magician.

 

Sara Mearns, the dancer who starred in “Dream,” appeared in the series. So did Alan Gilbert, the Philharmonic’s conductor and music director. In the final episode, shown shortly after Mr. Gilbert halted a concert because of a ringing cellphone in the audience, Wigglesworth telephones the conductor during a concert. Mr. Gilbert continues conducting as he takes the call.

 



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:09 PM

Q&A with Michael Kaiser on getting married and other matters.

 

How has it been, trying to navigate an arts organization through the Great Recession?

 

It’s been a real challenge. It’s obviously been a very, very difficult time for this field. Unfortunately there’s been a lot of misunderstanding of how to best navigate challenging economic times, and a lot of arts organizations have made it more challenging for themselves rather than less so.

 




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