Hard Times for Ballet Tech
Carman, Joseph, Dance Magazine
On April 28, Eliot Feld made a surprising announcement that his company, Ballet Tech, will be suspending operations for the 2003 04 season, a total of eleven performing weeks at The Joyce Theater in Manhattan. Although Ballet Tech has been regarded as one of the most stable American dance companies, Feld explained that the decision was prompted partly by the economic hardships that have hit many dance troupes. But more important, be said, "Our principal supporter, the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, has gradually reduced its grants to us from a high in 1994 of $822,290 (24 percent of our expenses) to a promise of $350,000 (8 percent of our expenses) in 2004." If Feld had not …
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Publication information: Article title: Hard Times for Ballet Tech. Contributors: Carman, Joseph - Author. Magazine title: Dance Magazine. Volume: 77. Issue: 9 Publication date: September 2003. Page number: 19. © 1999 Dance Magazine, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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