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ABT's new director


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#1 samba38

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 03:38 PM

I'm eager to read views from the dance vets. Will this be the fellow who can shake sense into ABT and salvage their administrative mess?
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ABT has a new executive director. Jennifer Dunning reports for the New York Times:
[url="http://"http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/17/arts/dance/17APPO.html"]http://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/17/arts/dan...nce/17APPO.html[/url]

#2 Alexandra

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 05:26 PM

Samba, I don't know anything about him. A presenter is quite different, and has different problems, from an executive director of a ballet company (the presenter gets the package gift-wrapped, so to speak, and doesn't have to worry about what the company goes through to perform on a tour). But he may well know that :) I have a soft spot for anyone who majored in dance at college. I wish him and the company all best -- they deserve some calm.

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 06:23 PM

From my days running a modern dance co. that performed at Hancher, I remember Chappell as a nice guy. But I do find it curious that ABT couldn't find anyone from NYC who was familiar with the funding and social scene in their last two searches. NYC is not Iowa.

#4 LMCtech

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Posted 17 October 2001 - 06:50 PM

Maybe that's a good thing. It might be good to get some freshness into this rot-ridden organization. I hope he knows what he's getting into.

[ 10-17-2001: Message edited by: LMCtech ]


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