Dancers' Rights; When is it too much?
I was handed this article yesterday by a colleague of mine at Lincoln Center. Personally, I’ve always been a huge advocate for dancers’ rights, but as I read the article I started to have mixed feelings. In this bad economy, all of us have suffered cutbacks, pay freezes, insurance changes, etc . . . Yet, I’m wondering where and how the sacrifices should happen. It’s such a tangled web to weave. This is not to say I am for pay freezes or any type of infringement on dancers’ rights. But, I am questioning what is considered a true ‘infringement.’ The dancers at City Ballet receive substantial paychecks and benefits in comparison to other company and freelance dancers. I’d love to hear others’ thoughts.