Dancers "sponsored by"
Posted 29 October 2002 - 09:16 PM
I think the "sponsored by" credits are merely a way to acknowledge the "most generous" (or publicity-starved) donors. Personally, I find it vulgar and out of line with the spirit of giving, but if it loosens purse strings, it's a small enough irritant to forgive.
Posted 30 October 2002 - 04:23 AM
Posted 30 October 2002 - 04:36 AM
I cite a recent ABT playbill before me, substituting initials for the names of actual human donors:
Ms. Ananiashvili's performance was underwritten by N.E. and W.R.
Mr. Carreno's peformance was underwritten by N.E. and W.R.
Mr. Corella's performance was underwritten by M., P., and L.R.
Ms. Dvorovenko's performance was underwritten by Dr. & Mrs. K.
Posted 30 October 2002 - 04:49 AM
Posted 30 October 2002 - 04:51 AM
Posted 30 October 2002 - 05:06 AM
Is ABT the only company that does this, at least in print?
Posted 30 October 2002 - 05:25 AM
ABT has been doing this for a couple of years now. At first, the only "underwritten" dancer was Nina Ananiashvili, then Susan Jaffe and (I think) Julio Bocca. Perhaps ABT will find itself in a position where it feels compelled to promote everyone to principal status in order to pull in the really big bucks.
Posted 30 October 2002 - 06:59 AM
THANKS A LOT, N.E. AND W.R.
I second Calliope's idea.
Posted 30 October 2002 - 07:37 AM
Does this mean some of them are making "too much" that they need sponsors??
Posted 31 October 2002 - 05:32 PM
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