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 Post subject: Boston Dance Umbrella's Woes
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2000 8:17 pm 
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Image <P><BR><A HREF="http://www.danceumbrella.org/" TARGET=_blank>Dance Umbrella</A>, the New England region's presenter and producer of contemporary and culturally diverse dance, has appointed Paul Organisak as its new executive director, according to this <A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/hotb08242000.htm" TARGET=_blank>Boston Herald story</A>.


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Dance Umbrella's Woes
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2000 2:10 am 
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do we know that this is a dance umbrella in new england? the english modern dance festival -in london- is called dance umbrella....... i read this article, and it's still not clear to me, because it's so brief. there don't actually appear to be any geographic references.....

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 Post subject: Re: Boston Dance Umbrella's Woes
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2000 8:16 am 
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Yes, Grace, this is a New England company. Click on "Dance Umbrella" for their web page.


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Dance Umbrella's Woes
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2000 8:54 am 
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I made the same mistake as you grace, the first time I came across the New England version. As the London one has been going for ovre 20 years I suspect that they used the name first.<P>I like the symbol for the US version, as seen above.<P>Here is the link to the topic on the London version which is down in 'Modern' and is going to be amazing.<p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited September 03, 2000).]


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2000 4:00 pm 
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you 'suspect they used the name first'? how very british of you, stuart! i'd just call it a ripoff! Image<P>stuart - at first i liked the logo too - (i didn't realise it was a link) - but then i wondered, why is the rain going THROUGH the umbrella, and what does that say about the symbolism of it? - mind you, don't have time to THINK about this, but that put me off....<P>hey, should this thread be in MODERN DANCE forum?

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 Post subject: Re: Boston Dance Umbrella's Woes
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2000 10:48 am 
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A somewhat harsh article from the Boston Herald:<P><B><A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/umbr10272000.htm" TARGET=_blank>Curtain should fall on Alliger's reign</A></B><BR>by T.J. Medrek, Boston Herald<BR><I>It's getting harder and harder to muster much excitement about crises at Dance Umbrella. There have been so many of them in recent years. The latest involves news that Jeremy Alliger, the dance presenting organization's founder and artistic director, is on his way out.</I>


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Dance Umbrella's Woes
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2000 4:59 pm 
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Image <BR>Jeremy Alliger<P><BR>But Jeremy Alliger moves on:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Alliger finds inspiration in Israel<BR></B><P>By Theodore Bale, Boston Herald<P>Boston dance producer Jeremy Alliger says he ``never really slept'' during the nine days he spent in Israel earlier this month. And while he says the problem was likely just jet lag, he speculated it also could have been caused by the enormous range of contemporary dance he saw during his visit.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><B><A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/danc12222000.htm" TARGET=_blank>More</A></B><p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited April 01, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Dance Umbrella's Woes
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2001 4:00 am 
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'Umbrella's new leader is ready to experiment'. Theodore Bale talks to Paul Organisak, new artistic director for Boston's Dance Umbrella in the Boston Herald:<P>``I think it's time to set off a firecracker or two around here. I believe Boston will embrace the work,'' says Organisak, named to the position in August.<P>Organisak says he's just beginning to scratch the surface of the Boston dance scene, and that he still maintains an outsider's view of the city.<P>And, he says, the new job has been full of surprises.<P>``It was striking to me to learn that Boston does not have a designated revenue source for the arts,'' said Organisak. ``For a major city like this not to have one was really a big surprise to me.''<P> <A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/danc01052001.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/<BR>arts_culture/danc01052001.htm</A> <p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited June 19, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Dance Umbrella's Woes
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2001 12:35 pm 
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Dance Umbrella in dire straits:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Dance Umbrella founders in stormy waters</B><P>Theodore Bale, Boston Herald<P>Dance Umbrella founder Jeremy Alliger says he was quite surprised when he heard news that the organization he started 20 years ago might close as soon as next week.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/danc04012001.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Dance Umbrella's Woes
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2001 1:05 pm 
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Here is more on that in my post of March 31st from the Boston Globe on this subject about the possible folding of this entity:

<A HREF=http://forum.criticaldance.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=5;t=000515 target=_blank>DANCE UMBRELLA</A>

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 Post subject: Re: Boston Dance Umbrella's Woes
PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2001 8:58 am 
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Boston Dance Umbrella will cease operations, according to this article by Theodore Bale in the Boston Herald:<P>"After 20 years of presenting cutting-edge contemporary dance in Boston, and two years after first announcing it was going out of business, Dance Umbrella is ceasing operations. Whether the organization will return under another name remains to be seen."<P> <A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/umbr04062001.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/<BR>arts_culture/umbr04062001.htm</A> <p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited June 19, 2001).]


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Dance Umbrella's Woes
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2001 10:39 am 
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Is this really it? Sad, sad.<P>Jeremy, any comments?<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Final curtain call: Dance Umbrella's farewell features performers with ties to Hub</B><P>Theodore Bale, Boston Herald<P>Ten years ago, when Dance Umbrella brought the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company to Boston for controversial performances of ``The Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land,'' who could have predicted the stunning events that would unfold here just a decade later?<P>Dance Umbrella is ceasing operations, just one year after its founder and artistic director, Jeremy Alliger, quit. And three of Jones' former company members will present the farewell performances that mark this significant moment in Boston dance history.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/danc04262001.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Dance Umbrella's Woes
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2001 6:04 am 
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From the Boston Globe:<P><B>Stepping up for dance in Boston <P>Leaders, fans focus on boosting art form in city</B><P>By Karen Campbell, Globe Correspondent, 4/30/2001 <P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>As Dance Umbrella, New England's leading presenter of contemporary dance for the past 20 years, was getting ready to close its doors yesterday, roughly 70 dance lovers from around the area convened at Boston Ballet studios in the hopes of finding some new doors to open.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/120/living/Stepping_up_for_dance_in_Boston+.shtml" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Boston Dance Umbrella's Woes
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I find all this highly curious...that someone who started working in September has the place closed down in April.<P>Now that a little dust has settled, what's the scoop on what happen? Was it the new fellow, Paul O.? Was it past problems? I read something about it in this month's Dance Mag, but am still wondering.


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