New NCDT chief making plans to weather slump
From The Charlotte Observer
Quality on a budget. That's LaRue Allen's mission as new executive director of N.C. Dance Theatre.
The former executive director of New York's Trisha Brown Dance Company -- and a former dancer -- moved into her new office last month at NCDT's headquarters on North College Street.
She arrived midway through a season where sluggish ticket sales caused the company to drop three of the more cutting-edge works, and single-ticket sales for NCDT's most recent show, "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" fell short of the $28,000 goal by about $8,000.
"Maybe this is not the year to grow by leaps and bounds artistically or institutionally," Allen, 55, said in a recent interview. "But what we do produce should be very fine." click for more