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Author:  Marie [ Wed Jul 18, 2001 5:37 am ]
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Morley Walker - Winnipeg Free Press, 07/18/01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>RWB's Lewis denies link to president's resignation</B><P>THE Royal Winnipeg Ballet's artistic director claimed innocence yesterday when asked if the troupe's board president had resigned over issues related to his leadership. <P>Deborah MacCawley, a Court of Queen's Bench judge who had held the RWB's top governance spot for less than a year, resigned quietly late last week on a "matter of principle." <P>Unnamed sources have said that MacCawley's decision was related to issues surrounding André Lewis, artistic director since 1996.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><B>more...</B><P><BR>

Author:  Marie [ Thu Jul 19, 2001 5:55 am ]
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Image <P>The Arts Report - CBC Infoculture, 07/17/01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Royal Winnipeg Ballet senior director resigns</B><P>The Royal Winnipeg Ballet has lost another key figure. Deborah McCawley, the chair of the board of directors, has resigned over what she describes as "a matter of principle".<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><B>more...</B><P>

Author:  Azlan [ Fri Jul 20, 2001 8:45 am ]
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Another story:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Visions clash at Winnipeg Ballet</B><P>Chairwoman quits: Dance company's leadership struggles with art v. populism<P>Michael Crabb, National Post<P>The chairwoman of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet board of directors has resigned over "a matter of principle," the National Post has learned, leaving Canada's oldest professional dance company in a state of confusion.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nationalpost.com/search/story.html?f=/stories/20010717/620914.html&qs=Royal%20Winnipeg" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>

Author:  Azlan [ Fri Jul 20, 2001 8:50 am ]
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And another:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Ballet director defends populist shows</B><P>Royal Winnipeg Ballet: 'I was told I cannot lose money,' AndrÈ Lewis says<P>Michael Crabb, National Post<P>AndrÈ Lewis, the artistic director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, admits some people may be concerned by his "market-driven" approach to programming, but he says the board of directors told him he could not lose money.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?f=/stories/20010718/621804.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>

Author:  Marie [ Mon Jul 23, 2001 5:13 pm ]
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Morley Walker - Winnipeg Free Press, 07/21/01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>RWB's artists and board pair up for familiar dance</B><P>. . . McCawley's departure astounded the rabble. She had yet to install a full-time replacement for the executive director she fired eight months ago, again for reasons unstated. In the ensuing chaos, her company has suffered numerous administrative and artistic defections. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><B>more...</B><P>

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Mon Jul 23, 2001 11:45 pm ]
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<B>In praise of elitism</B><P>A simple maxim for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet as its artistic director and board chairwoman lay their cultural cards on the table: Low taste drives out high taste<P>by George Jonas in The National Post<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>There's a perennial dispute between elitists and populists, and it takes many forms. Last week, the chairwoman of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Deborah McCawley, resigned well before the end of her two-year term. Though Ms. McCawley gave only "a matter of principle" as the reason for her departure, reportedly she was concerned about artistic director André Lewis' inclusion of some "populist" works in the repertoire, such as choreographer David Nixon's Beauty and the Beast (Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve's 1740 fairy tale has been recreated as a ballet in 14 versions since 1801, but many critics view Mr. Nixon's version as decidedly down market.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?f=/stories/20010723/625824.html" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A>

Author:  Marie [ Fri Oct 12, 2001 5:45 am ]
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Arts Report, CBC Infoculture, 10.12.01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Royal Winnipeg Ballet slips into the hole</B><P>In the mid 1990's, it managed to clear a debt of $900,000. But at a meeting Wednesday evening, the company announced it lost almost $170,000 last season, leaving a new deficit of $158,000.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><B>more...</B>

Author:  Marie [ Sat Oct 27, 2001 3:03 pm ]
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Morley Walker - Winnipeg Free Press, 10.27.01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>RWB dancing on thin ice in city</B><P>SO what gives with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, anyway? <P>In a month, a full year will have passed since the city's largest performing arts organization dumped its administrative boss, and a permanent replacement has yet to be found. <P>Last spring, the Manitoba Arts Council quietly put the RWB on "concerned status," a designation usually assigned to organizations with big debts.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><B>more...</B><P><BR>

Author:  Marie [ Tue Nov 06, 2001 6:47 am ]
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Morley Walker - Winnipeg Free Press, 11.06.01:<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>RWB didn't have to go very far to find new executive director</B><P>Catherine McKeehan, the RWB's acting executive director since last May, has signed a two-year contract to remain in the troupe's top management position.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><B>more...</B><P>

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