Perhaps a return to the patron system is prescribed. The government funded system has produced few artists of note.
He will be missed. Kulture Klash was quite a legacy.
It's not the role of the government to dole out (ie redistribute from state funds derived mostly from income taxes) funds to art projects. Perhaps if we had solid statewide infrastucture, no schools that needed building / repairing, etc AND were running a surplus, but...sorry.
local thrauter companies are slowly unvelling theit newseason line urs heres whats we head of so far
Great news. Thank you City Paper. Please put this in print!!!!
Thank you City Paper for such a wonderful mention! Everyone can find out more information at www.charlestondanceinstitute.com or find us on Facebook.
-Charleston Dance Institute
I hope they fare better then the failed Southeast Atlantic Ballet. Jon and Stephen are both excellent instructors and will provide a nurturing environment for young artists! I encourage folks to check them out. I worked with them for a few years as a former CBT dancer, and am encouraged that they are branching out on their own! God bless y'all!
Sorry. I'm ready for something new without all the bad aftertaste. I'm not saying I want them to fail, I'm just saying there are other new dance programs and groups that deserve their shot like Jenny Broe and Stephanie Bussel (former CBT & recently on the cover of CCP) with Dance FX and the Charleston Dance Initiative. What they are doing is progressive, extremely inclusive and 100% worthy of being the go to for dance in Charleston. They earned their right to being at the top.
Charleston is eagerly looking forward to seeing you perform this month during Piccolo Spoleto!!! Congrats CBT!
I think that this information that both the Post & Courier as well as the City Paper present are something of value. Supporters of the arts need to know that the money they earn and chose to give to the community in such a generous way is being spent responsibly. While I agree with Ms. Vogelzang in that it "is imperative that the artists with the vision and passion be supported by their communities to ensure that these arts organizations survive" I have to wonder if it's worth supporting an organization that is fiscally irresponsible. Numbers don't lie (and if they do, the IRS should be contacted) and if they aren't making the numbers, it's time to try something new, perhaps new artistic leadership (or new CEO). There is a reason that they can't fill the seats and it's time to put the excuse of the recession of 2008 still being the cause of financial distress. Other organizations made it through and are now thriving. Perhaps the problem is that there hasn't been any innovation on stage to fill the seats within the last few years. This does not mean that the talent hasn't been there, just that it has been underutilized.
Jill Bahr has had a long-standing relationship with regional dance beginning with the National Association for Regional Ballet and now Regional Dance America. Currently, she is acting as a National Adjudicator for the Regional Dance America National Festival 2012 to be held in Montreal, Canada May 1-5. In my dealings with Jill, she has been an absolute professional. Her attention to detail and her depth of knowledge is deeply appreciated by our entire membership. The current financial environment has placed MANY arts organizations in precarious positions. It is imperative that the artists with the vision and the passion be supported by their communities to ensure that these arts organizations survive this very difficult period. I applaud Jill for her strength to face these difficulties head-on with positiveness and clarity. I also urge the Charleston community to rally around the Charleston Ballet Theatre - a company that has given so much for 25 years.
Gretchen Vogelzang, Executive Director
Regional Dance America
here also is a link to the Adjudicator specific guidelines.
Isn't SC State University in Orangeburg?
I'm just waiting for them to have some actual working-class creatives on stage.
I like the idea Thea, keep up the good work!
...and righteous you are! Many of these athletes also combine artistry into their stylin'ness... dooood...
Skateboarding in PE ! excellent idea! Going to have to get the creative juices flowing and submit for a great cause.
30 years ago we couldn't get any respect, but now i think everyone knows its a sport and deserves support. Pour it now !
As of today (1/25) there are tickets left for the Wednesday, Feb 1 at 6pm and 10pm.
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