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Johan Kobborg to run Romanian National Ballet


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#16 Fosca

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:10 AM

I think that in most countries where the artistic companies (opera, dance, symphonies, theatre, museums, etc. etc.) are largely supported by tax-monies, the politics play a much larger, or at least much more visible role in deciding who has "power" to direct and run the various institutions than they do in, say, the USA.

 

Yes, there in the USA it's the donors who decide. What is better???? Maybe you should make a difference between countries like Romania and France, Denmark, Germany etc, Diane.



#17 volcanohunter

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 12:14 PM

Kobborg confirms that he will be submitting his resignation.

https://twitter.com/...599695631360001



#18 JumpFrog

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 01:17 PM

Oh this is very sad. One never knows the inner workings of institutions like this but no one can deny the amazing repertoire and energy Mr. Kobborg has brought there in his few years at the helm. 



#19 choriamb

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 04:28 PM

 
Yes, there in the USA it's the donors who decide. What is better????.


True, that.

#20 stuben

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 07:11 AM

 

Yes, there in the USA it's the donors who decide. What is better????

IMO, it is too bad that this beautiful art form has come down to this....judged by those whom not necessarily have any performing arts background! Seems all so political and unfortunate for the true artists who does this for the love of it all! :(



#21 ABT Fan

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 08:39 AM

I'm still a bit confused as to what happened exactly, but it's sad that Kobborg and Cojocaru will be leaving. Seems a very unfortunate situation to say the least.



#22 California

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 02:27 PM

The NY Times just posted this story: http://www.nytimes.c...l?smid=tw-share

 

The writer just sent it out on Twittter.



#23 canbelto

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 03:14 PM

I'm really dubious that for two years Johan Kobborg was working as AD sans contract. I assume there must have been some contract about his salary, his duties, etc. Unless he was actually given a vaguely worded role like "artistic consultant" or something. So either his contract was cancelled by the new director, or this was a massive case of failing to read the fine print in a contract.



#24 volcanohunter

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 04:11 PM

It's a real mess.

 

Romanian opera apologizes after 3rd show is canceled

http://www.bostonher...how_is_canceled

 

Romanian employees’ strike cancels shows at the Bucharest National Opera
http://www.romania-i...l-opera/169281/



#25 canbelto

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 10:20 AM

The mess gets bigger: JK and AC are banned from entering the opera house.



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Posted 26 April 2016 - 10:28 AM

Canbelto, re JK and AC are banned from entering the opera house.

What is your source for this info?  What a mess, is an understatement.



#27 canbelto

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 10:37 AM

Sorry I forgot to paste the link. Posted in NYTimes this morning.

 

http://www.nytimes.c...ra-dispute.html




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