Ballet Negotiations Continue…

Last month we covered the strike at the Washington Ballet and the ensuing closure of the company. Looks like things are getting worse: The Ballet has rejected an offer for mediation from the President of the Kennnedy Center. Of course, it probably doesn’t help that the dancers still view their own strike as a lockout. That said, it doesn’t seem to help that the management of the Ballet is unwilling to guarantee a certain number of dancing positions. Kaiser used to be the Executive Director of the American Ballet Theater, which gives him some serious insight into the artists’ community, as well as the management’s views. Here’s hoping they’re able to come to an agreement.

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1 Comment so far

  1. Timmy O'Tool (unregistered) on January 9th, 2006 @ 10:54 am

    The one sidedness in reporting and the obvious lack of thought going into the Post stories has me asking: Why does Sarah Kaufman wish to destroy the Washington Ballet? I wouldn’t assume that the ballet is closing its doors…I think they’ll persevere through these dark days.



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