Diablo Ballet, Walnut Creek CA
Posted 20 August 2002 - 07:00 AM
Posted 20 August 2002 - 08:35 AM
Posted 21 August 2002 - 08:02 AM
Posted 24 August 2002 - 09:29 PM
Small Companies have to be very careful with expenses, I recall the Hartford Ballet had a lot of difficulties with expenses and big plans. Every Company wants to tour, but it often will bankrupt the organizer.
Besides Nut******r (still too early to say the N word) Few ballets draw enough to pay for themselves. Even the classics can cost a fortune to stage.
Was the Walnut creek community behind the company? Walnut creek is a BART ride away from SF and the cultural institutions there.
Posted 25 August 2002 - 11:40 AM
Posted 25 August 2002 - 07:06 PM
Posted 29 August 2002 - 07:32 AM
Now I'm hearing of other places going under. It's not ballet, but in a sign of the times a long established Santa Barbara musical theater group called it quits this week. I'm sure there's more to come.
I tell you. Not that this is the problem here, but I think people got complacent in the 90's. Cash was so easy to find for arts organizations, people were practically throwing it at them. Now when times are tough, I don't think development directors know how to go looking for it when they need money. Used to be it took a lot of time and effort to network, grow interest in a company or art form, then begin to reap the financial benefits. I think some companies are about to learn hard lessons simply because they don't know how to work hard to get the money they need.
Just my thoughts.
Posted 01 September 2002 - 09:18 AM
Posted 07 September 2002 - 07:58 PM
that Diablo Ballet's fundraising had reached the $73,000 level, just under half that is needed to continued, with approximately a week left to the September 15 deadline the Board had set to raise the funds. Lauren Jonas, the artistic director, remarked in the initial appeal that if Contra Costa residents gave a dollar for every year they had lived in the area that there would be no problem. Ten or twenty dollars a person could make all the difference, and I am certain five dollars would be cheerfully accepted as well.
Posted 07 September 2002 - 09:05 PM
Posted 09 September 2002 - 11:42 AM
The support has been tremendous and we've received donations from arts lovers all over the globe.
For a very special story please go to News/September 9, and read about Ron Huxley, an angel if there ever was one.
PS: I'm looking forward to the publication of Alexandra's book. What a terrific subject she was able to research and write about!
Posted 09 September 2002 - 04:25 PM
Posted 09 September 2002 - 08:00 PM
Posted 09 September 2002 - 08:48 PM
Perhaps the light at the end of the tunnel is starting to shimmer through?
Posted 10 September 2002 - 07:50 AM
go, you just may do it!
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