Anita Ashley 
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Re: “Charleston Ballet Theatre accused of using works without permission

I meant to use the term idealism in the most positive sense . I am sorry that you misunderstood that. I want nothing more than to see a rebirth of artistry in South Carolina.
Big Jim, thanks for putting that information out there. I agree that that's the way it should be with a board. But I have seen a lot of destruction via a well-meaning, but misdirected, board.
I have seen "funding organizations" create feuds and try to force mergers of dance companies, whose missions were as different as night and day. I lost my idealism in 1986.
I still maintain that ticket sales will not be enough to keep a company afloat. The board HAS to be the fundraising arm.
I am most disturbed by the use of the term "misappropriated funds". At this point, as far as I can see, there has been no proof.
From here on, I am out of the discussion, as I have no desire to argue . I simply thought that there were always 2 sides to a story. Apparently I was wrong.

Posted by Anita Ashley on October 12, 2011 at 10:29 AM

Re: “Charleston Ballet Theatre accused of using works without permission

Vox Populi, I admire your idealism. Really. I just don't think that this issue should or will affect funding. Good luck to you.

Posted by Anita Ashley on October 11, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Re: “Charleston Ballet Theatre accused of using works without permission

Has anyone been to Columbia lately? It's the Mecca for plagerized works. From where I sit, it appears that SC audiences don't care or don't want to know about the work's integrity or the choreographer's intelligence. They just want to "see a show" and rub elbows with their neighbors in their finest clothes. And why is anyone surprised that CBT dancers are underpaid or underinsured? So are most dancers in most companies. Professional companies depend not on ticket sales, but on philanthropy.
As for the writer who said the the Board should step in: A board's job is to give money, get money or get out. Any time a board steps into artistic decision making , it is stepping away from its true purpose. If the dancers are poorly paid, look at the Board.
Now let's talk stealing...Most choreographers are influenced by others. Especially if one has actually danced the choreography. It's in the body memory. So chill out , all you morally outraged newbies. You haven't lived or danced long enough. Your words will come back to bite you. After all, how many original "steps" or gestures actually exist?

Posted by Anita Ashley on October 11, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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