World Ballet Symposium in the UK
Posted 09 January 2003 - 06:54 AM
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Posted 09 January 2003 - 12:10 PM
So thanks for raising the topic, Ballet Dad. What do you think of the conference?
Posted 13 January 2003 - 08:01 AM
What's making today's directors nervy, though, is that the climate of creativity seems to have turned sour. It has become much harder to persuade audiences to watch anything outside the tried and trusted rep. Tickets are prohibitively expensive and the really adventurous public has been appropriated by modern dance.
and another by jann parry: wayne eagling says:
...ultimately, being a good director is a question of taste. You've got to be able to look at a dancer, choose a choreographer, give a company a sense of direction. You're not a business administrator, it's not your job to balance the books.'
Oh yes it is, said the young Turks, who now go on management courses to prepare for their second career. They have been advised by American gurus such as Michael Kaiser (ex-Royal Opera House) and Bruce Marks (ex-director of Boston Ballet) that running a big dance company is big business. 'They need to be able to read financial statements to be able to challenge their boards,' said Marks. 'Then they can say, "We could afford to do this if we spent less on that." Without that, they're powerless.'
Posted 13 January 2003 - 08:30 AM
Sorry, but I didn't have time to search for the article on the Guardian site to see if it's somewhere else.
Posted 13 January 2003 - 08:38 AM
neither of these newspaper reports are very informative, or at all enlightening. and, with due respect to wayne eagling for his various accomplishments over the years, i nevertheless think his view - that AD training isn't possible - is naive.
Posted 13 January 2003 - 08:42 AM
The same thing may be happening with the link??? You'll go to the page that's cached in your browser, but if I go to that page, it's new to my browser and so I'll get the new page. Hope that makes sense?
Posted 13 January 2003 - 09:01 AM
Posted 13 January 2003 - 09:03 AM
ah - HAAA !
Grace, all of the problems you're having sound like browser problems -- do you click Refresh/reload or clear your cache? When you view a page it's stored in the browser, so if you try to view the page again, you'll get the old page,
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