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 Post subject: Graham Lawsuit - the Next Phase
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 10:53 am 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>TROUPE ASSAULT<P>JEANE MacINTOSH, NY Post<P>April 21, 2002 -- To many, Ron Protas is the most hated man in dance: a controlling and abusive manipulator intent on destroying the legendary Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.nypost.com/seven/04212002/entertainment/46062.htm target=_blank>More</a>


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>EPIC BALLET BATTLE TO SHAPE THE RIGHTS OF CREATORS<P>JEANE MACINTOSH, NY Post<P>April 21, 2002 -- The court fight over Martha Graham’s ballets has become a lightening rod for larger issues in the dance world and could go a long way toward determining the rights of ballet creators.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.nypost.com/seven/04212002/entertainment/46061.htm target=_blank>More</a>


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 10:55 am 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>GRAHAM-COPYRIGHT TUSSLE PIROUETTES INTO COURT<P>JEANE MacINTOSH, NY Post<P>April 21, 2002 -- The Capezio crowd will be holding its breath tomorrow when the curtain goes up on the landmark battle over the copyrights to the ballets of Martha Graham.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.nypost.com/seven/04212002/news/regionalnews/46031.htm target=_blank>More</a>


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 10:57 am 
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[Moving Misa's post here]<P><B>Suit Over Graham's Dances Moves Into a New Phase</B><P>Article in the NY Times By Jennifer Dunning:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The second phase of a protracted court battle over the legacy of the pioneering modern dancer Martha Graham began yesterday in Federal District Court in Manhattan, with ownership of her dances at stake.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/23/arts/dance/23GRAH.html" TARGET=_blank><B>Click for More</B></A><BR>


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2002 10:58 am 
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And don't forget the previous thread:

The Graham Company: Changing Steps

(Edited to fix link)

<small>[ 08-09-2002, 01:50: Message edited by: salzberg ]</small>


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2002 6:16 am 
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For those who would like to know more about the background to this controversy, Brendan McCarthy has prepared a good summary for ballet.co.<P>Here is the <A HREF="http://www.ballet.co.uk/magazines/yr_02/apr02/bmc_martha_graham.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>link to his article</B></A>.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2002 6:52 am 
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I was wondering when this would make it into someone's column:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>MADONNA TO GRAHAM'S RESCUE<P>PageSix.com<P>MADONNA once bailed out Martha Graham when the dance legend was so broke she was about to sell some of her jewelry.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.pagesix.com/pagesix/390.htm target=_blank>More</a>


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2002 6:39 am 
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Talk about two nations divided by a common language! What on Earth do these mean:

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But Madonna flack Liz Rosenberg told him: "Give it one day."
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Protas said, "If I had my druthers, I think I would have run away by now....
Interesting to read a piece in favour of Ron and congratulations to the columnist for finding someone who supports him. It would be interesting to know what Madonna thinks.

Here's the link to the topic (second post down) with the listing of the key supporters (covering some 4 screens) for the Graham dancers.
http://forum.criticaldance.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=3&t=000096]

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[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited April 28, 2002).]

<small>[ 08-09-2002, 01:52: Message edited by: salzberg ]</small>


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2002 7:19 am 
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A "flack" is a public relations person; I'm not sure of the etymology.<P>"Druthers" comes from a corruption of "I'd rather".

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2002 9:37 am 
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Thanks Jeff, the Madonna reference makes sense now. However, I still don't understand Ron's point, but on reflection there's nothing new there.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2002 7:34 am 
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<B>Graham Center Wins Key Ruling</B><BR>An appeals court says the center can continue using the late choreographer's name, despite her heir's objection.<BR>By LEWIS SEGAL for The LA Times <P><BR>Upholding a ruling that allows the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance to continue using Graham's name and teaching her modern dance technique at its New York City school, a federal appeals court affirmed Tuesday what it called "Graham's intention to give her name to the Center as long as the Center existed." <BR>"We believe this is a very important decision," the dance center's executive director, Marvin Preston, said by phone on Wednesday. "It removes any constraints regarding the use of the name regarding educational, fund-raising and performance purposes." <BR>Graham died in 1991 and designated her assistant Ron Protas as her heir. But after nearly a decade of increasing hostility between Protas and the center, he was voted off the board and removed as artistic director of the Martha Graham Dance Company early in 2000. <P><A HREF="http://www.calendarlive.com/top/1,1419,L-LATimes-Calendar-X!ArticleDetail-64784,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2002 12:11 pm 
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In Yahoo! News:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Graham Center Allowed to Keep Name <P><BR>NEW YORK (AP) - A dance center and school teaching Martha Graham's techniques can continue to use her name over the objections of the choreographer's sole heir, an appeals court ruled.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020705/ap_on_en_ot/brf_martha_graham_center_1 target=_blank><B>More</B></a><P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>U.S. Appeals Court Rules for Martha Graham Center <P>By Gail Appleson, Law Correspondent <P>NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a victory for the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance and its partner school, a federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling allowing them to use the late modern dance legend's name and teach her technique.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20020703/stage_nm/stage_graham_dc_1 target=_blank>More</a><p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited July 07, 2002).]


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