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 Post subject: Re: Rent vs Arts
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2000 7:59 pm 
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kim, besides retail dance, what other partnerships and ideas are you suggesting. thank you so much by the way for sharing the idea of retail dance with us


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2000 5:41 pm 
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Believe me it is a pleasure to have a forum to discuss! This site is actually a perfect example of how we in dance can pair with technology. Besides Retail Dance, we are working on adding a show about computers to our Children's Interactive Performance Series. We are currently seeking funding, hardware and software through an internet company. We would like to hold the show in several elementary schools at once and have the students participate in interactive dance through an internet connection. <P>There are a million ways in which we can use the knowledge and funds of these companies to bring dance to the public!! Who knows, maybe they would even put a dance company up in residence in on of their office buildings if you could offer stress relief classes at lunch?


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 Post subject: Re: Rent vs Arts
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2000 7:35 pm 
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mairead,<P>I missed your comment earlier:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>there was an article in one of the broadsheets here in England arguing that arts students should pay a greater amount of the university fees because subjects like dance and drama are just a hobby.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Yes, that <I>is</I> a ridiculous comment. These pursuits are <u>not</u> hobbies. If we do away with them, where would culture stand? We'd have none!<p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited July 02, 2000).]


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 Post subject: Re: Rent vs Arts
PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2000 10:53 am 
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A message from the Mission in regards to a rally:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><BR>As I'm sure we are all aware- the mission is in crisis- with "live/work" lofts, and dot com invasion pushing out longtime residents, small businesses,non-profits, and artists. There is currently a movement building to work with the planning commision to put a stop to this reckless development that is devastating the community.<P>Please come to the next action, which is a rally at the next planning commision meeting on THURSDAY, JULY 13TH AT 1PM- THE POLK ST. SIDE OF CITY HALL IN SF.<P>It is very important that we make a good showing here. If you have not heard already, a meeting was just held at Horace Mann Middle School on June 28th. 500 people attended to communicate with the planning commission that what is going on is unacceptable and we will continue to fight the deterioration of the neighborhood, even if it takes putting our own initiative on the<BR>ballot in November.<P>I hope you are well and that you can come to the rally. Please foward this email to at least 5 people.<P>Peace,<BR>Lisi<BR><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


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 Post subject: Re: Rent vs Arts
PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2000 8:44 pm 
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From <A HREF="http://www.ynpn.org" TARGET=_blank>www.ynpn.org</A> ,<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Tommorow, thursday july 13th on KQED radio 88.5 there will be a "forum"<BR>show on rent control at 10:am. it is a call-in show so if you can listen it<BR>would be great to call in and talk about the CIP initiative. CIPs are a<BR>rent control loophole being used to displace long term renters. also, it<BR>would be good to talk about the viscious tactics of the landlords who have<BR>sued even before we have made it to the ballot. the call in number is<BR>863-2476.<P>---<P>The show has been postponed until next week -- it will air instead on<BR>Thursday the 20th at 9am. The theme is not so much SF but the bay area and<BR>statewide need for rent control. There will be a landlord rep. on so we do<BR>need to counter the myths -- so please listen and call in if you can.<BR>thanks.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


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 Post subject: Re: Rent vs Arts
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2000 10:50 am 
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The situation is getting untenable in SF. Writes Amanda Nowinski in the SF Bay Guardian, "Half of the arts organizations in San Francisco will lose their leases – and may be out of business – by the end of this year. Why is city hall just standing by?" Why indeed?!<P> <A HREF="http://www.sfbg.com/AandE/34/41/vanishing.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.sfbg.com/AandE/34/41/vanishing.html</A>


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2000 12:32 pm 
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Azlan, do you know what became of the former San Francisco Ballet space (their longtime space prior to their move to Franklin Street)?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2000 7:44 pm 
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Gee, Francis, I don't know what happened to SFB's old building. Alas, I missed an opportunity this past weekend to ask the people who might know. But I'll ask around.


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 Post subject: Re: Rent vs Arts
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2000 7:29 am 
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A message from our friends at Dancers' Group Footwork:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Dear Friends, <P>On August 15, after 18 years of residence in a dance studio at 3221 22nd Street at Mission, Dancers' Group Footwork will be evicted from their home. Their rent has been raised from $3,000 to $15,500 a month. That's a 400% increase, and a cumulative rent of $186,000 per year. This studio has been occupied by dancers for over 50 years. It's fate now is to become, what? Another dot.com office? <P>NO MORE!<BR> ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!<BR> STOP THE GENTRIFICATION!<BR> STOP THE CLEAR-CUTTING!<BR> HAVE SOME RESPECT! <P>It's time to take direct action against the ongoing decimation of San Francisco culture and the insane gentrification going on in our neighborhood. <P>We are organizing a demonstration/protest/sit-in around Footwork's eviction, beginning the evening of August 15, and going on for as long as is necessary. Please show up and support this action. <P>We encourage you to take whatever creative actions seem appropriate - dancing on the street, sitting down, encampments, installations, poster art, public funeral, cry in, sigh in, die in, orchestral maneuvers... WHATEVER YOU'RE MOVED TO DO, WE INVITE YOU TO DO IT HERE. We want to turn this site into a rallying cry for what is happening in the Mission and the whole city. <P>We're hoping lots of people will show up for this, and we encourage you to create actions together with small groups of friends and allies, which will be part of the larger action. <P>Make like Julia Butterfly - sit in the tree and don't come down til they talk... <P>More messages to come on this action. Please join us with all your creativity, sorrow and rage... <P>Please send this message on to whoeever you think can hear and appear. The more of us who participate the better. Let's make it clear that we cannot accept this wholesale clear-cutting of our cultural institutions.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I have also been told there will be a planning meeting at 848 Community Space on July 24 at 8 p.m. (848 Divisadero street).


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 Post subject: Re: Rent vs Arts
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2000 10:43 am 
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Francis asked:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Azlan, do you know what became of the former San Francisco Ballet space (their longtime space prior to their move to Franklin Street)?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>SF Ballet responds:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>It is now a Chinese Christian Church (located on 18th Avenue and Clement). We moved out in 1983 when our new building was completed here at Civic Center.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Any more questions, Francis? Image


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2000 11:41 am 
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A great pity that it did not stay in the dance community (particularly given the endless strife that resounds throughout SF on high rent and land use issues). But, I'm sure SFB was paid handsomely for it in 1983.


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 Post subject: Re: Rent vs Arts
PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2000 6:34 pm 
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It looks like soaring rents have also affected dance spaces in Philadelphia. In <A HREF="http://www.phillynews.com/content/inquirer/2000/06/14/magazine/kumq14.htm" TARGET=_blank>this Philadelphia Enquirer story</A>, Eils Lotozo writes that the dance companies at the Kumquat Dance Center "got notice they'd have to pack their things and move on, a victim of the Center City boom, which has real estate prices soaring."<P>Oh dear. What is to happen?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2000 9:38 pm 
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Artists are finding creative ways to protest the rent situation in SF. According to Mark Martin in the SF Chronicle:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>A man and woman painted white from head to toe and sporting computer parts pasted to their bodies took center stage last week. <P>Next week, it will be a dozen or so people walking naked down San Francisco's Valencia Street, screaming into cellular telephones. <P>Mission District artists -- from dancers to sculptors to performance artists -- are taking to the streets this summer to protest their neighborhood's rising rents, changing demographics and the fear that one day the city will be nothing but one giant Starbucks.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/08/05/MN8220.DTL" TARGET=_blank>Read on</A>.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2000 7:48 pm 
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From the Dancers' Group:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>CIRCUS OF RESISTANCE!! <BR>LARGE SCALE ART EVENT/DEMONSTRATION <BR>COME and PROTEST DANCERS' GROUP'S DISPLACEMENT <BR>FROM THEIR 22nd STREET STUDIO <BR>& THE DECIMATION OF ART AND CULTURE IN SAN FRANCISCO<P>After 18 years of residence at 3221 22nd Street, Dancers' Group is being forced to leave their studio due to a 512% increase in their rent. This place has been a dance studio for 50 years! Within three months, Dance Mission on 24th and Mission, will also be removed from their space. By the end of this year, four of the five dance studios devoted to classes, performances, and community events, will be gone. <P>We say Enough Is Enough! With this action, we're drawing a line. THE RENT IS WAY TOO HIGH! The cultural EMERGENCY is HERE!<P>Come to Circus of Resistance, a Large-Scale Art Action to protest the clear-cutting of San Francisco Art and Culture. <P>We seek to save Dancers' Group and Dance Mission, and send a clear signal and demand for justice to the people and the government of San Francisco.<P>August 15, 2000 <BR>7 p.m. - midnight <BR>22nd Street at Mission<P>Expect dance, puppets, spoken-word, street spectacle, and surprise interventions at this event. Indoor and outdoor performance from 7 p.m. - midnight, artists including Sara Shelton Mann, Remy Charlip, Rachel Kaplan, Keith Hennessy, the Devitettes, Shar Rednour, the SF Mime Troupe, Michelle Stortz, Krista de Nio, and others...<P>JOIN US! <BR>Come in Costume! <BR>Bring the Whole Family! <BR>SPREAD THE WORD!<P>For more information, call 415-643-0469<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2000 6:40 pm 
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This thread continues in the Artists vs Dot-Coms thread.

<font size = -2><center>(Edited by salzberg to fix link)</center></font>

<small>[ 08-10-2002, 15:32: Message edited by: salzberg ]</small>


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