I stumbled upon the law firm of Sack, Goldblatt, and Mitchell http://www.sgmlaw.com/
by googling Kimberly Glasco!
For those of you too lazy to log onto http://www.sgmlaw.com/libr/index.asp?action=show&inhalt=case&area_id=1
and find ‘Glasco,’ I have enclosed the highlights for your consumption with some commentary by yours truly! There are 3 pdf files opened via Adobe Reader, which will provide illuminating information from the court records.
“Ms. Kain says that Ms. Glasco never had a broad range of repertoire that suited her and that her range had declined in recent years. She contends that Ms. Glasco’s physicality, articulation and strength in her dancing had diminished, with the result that her work lacked speed and endurance. In Ms. Kain’s view, Ms. Glasco’s dancing lacked dynamism and excitement.
Ms. Glasco points out that she has never been told that her dancing has declined. She says that Ms. Kain’s comments on her dancing have always been extremely positive. She has received no critical comment from Ms. Kain. Ms. Glasco has produced cards she received from Ms. Kain over the past three years, following Ms. Glasco’s performances of Onegin in 1996, A Month in the Country in 1997 and Musings performed in New York in October 1998 (shortly before Ms. Glasco was notified of the non-renewal of her contract). These cards are highly laudatory of Ms. Glasco’s performances. In the last, for example, Ms. Kain describes Ms. Glasco’s ‘beautiful movement quality’ and her ‘understanding of this time in your life,’ which Ms. Glasco understood to refer to the maturity she displayed, as was required to perform the role she did in Musings.”
The above seems to fly in the face of logic – especially so when you peruse the prose exuding the beauty of Kimberly Glasco’s dancing in the National Ballet of Canada’s yearbooks.
“From the ravishing and subtle shading of her Natalia Petrovna in Ashton’s A Month in the Country, to the tempestuous fire of her Kitri in Don Quixote, she is a dancer of kaleidoscopic colour and imagination.”
“Glasco’s presence and individuality add spirit to her contemporary repertoire…”
“Glasco is a favorite of many of the world’s contemporary choreographers…”
“…she expresses the emotional turmoil of each character, revealing their vulnerability and humanity.”
“From row double D in the front orchestra all the way to the starry heights of row double Z in the rear balcony—Kimberly Glasco shoots rays and rays and rays of stage charisma! This ballerina knows how to shine. Kimberly Glasco has the glowing face and beaming body of which National Ballet of Canada dreams are made on.”
Okay, okay, the above quote was from Michael Goldbarth and sadly never appeared in the NBoC’s yearbook.
The below is sell-explanatory and rather revealing. Hence, it requires no comment from me.
“Ms. Glasco was raising the plight of the dancers’ wages and terms of employment in support of Actors’ Equity’s collective bargaining demands for improved pay and working conditions, and she was suggesting that there were morale problems among the dancers because of the conditions under which they worked. The June report suggested a misplacement of priorities.
Ms. Wilder, the Ballet’s Executive Director, interviewed on January 5, 1999 on a radio program, ‘This Morning’, broadcast by public radio throughout Canada by the CBC, said the following: ‘[Ms. Glasco] never did speak up at a board meeting, ever. That is absolutely not factual. The minutes will show it. Her claims are absolutely incorrect. In fact, they are baffling, quite honestly. She not only had never spoken up about our new production of Swan Lake, she never spoke up about fiscal responsibility or any such topic. . . .’
The same position was advanced by the Ballet in an article in which Ms. Wilder was quoted in the Toronto SW, on January 7, 1999 and, on January 11, 1999, on the television program, ‘The National’, which is broadcast throughout Canada by the CBC.
The position adopted by the Ballet was erroneous, and it appears that the Ballet has not publicly acknowledged the error. From a reading of the minutes it is clear that Ms. Glasco did raise these matters at two board meetings.”
<small>[ 16 June 2004, 09:38 PM: Message edited by: Michael Goldbarth ]</small>