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Beyond Ballet: A Town Hall on the State of Ballet and Diversity (Seattle)

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On ‎6‎/‎16‎/‎2017 at 8:01 PM, sandik said:

 

Yes!

What's most remarkable about Ms. Howard's article is the amount of access she was apparently granted to SAB. As this 2010 article from Dance Magazine shows, she's been highly critical of City Ballet in the past. http://www.dancemagazine.com/rant__rave_and_now_a_word_from_the_darker_side-2306875242.html

 

The organization deserves credit for allowing one of its most vocal critics to be allowed to see inside their diversity initiative.  And  according to their website, they now invite responsible criticism. It's good to see arts organizations not be on the defensive when discussing diversity. (And yes, it's good PR as well.)

 

Anyway, good for them.  And I sincerely mean that.

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3 hours ago, Tapfan said:

The organization deserves credit for allowing one of its most vocal critics to be allowed to see inside their diversity initiative.  And  according to their website, they now invite responsible criticism. It's good to see arts organizations not be on the defensive when discussing diversity. (And yes, it's good PR as well.)

 

Anyway, good for them.  And I sincerely mean that.

 

I have a feeling it's just as hard for organizations to hear criticism and not respond reflexively as it is for individuals.

 

2 hours ago, Helene said:

Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.  

 

Or as a friend used to say, better to have the horses in the tent peeing out, than have them outside and peeing in.

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