New ballet company faces its swansong
By TIM MARTAIN
TASMANIA'S only professional ballet company is in danger of folding.click here for more
Tasmanian Classical Ballet Company director Mark Reddish said yesterday a lack of government funding and difficulty in finding sponsors meant that unless the next three shows played to packed houses, the company may die.
"It's really frustrating to not get people turning up to the shows," he said.
"We're charging almost nothing at $30 a seat, but we're getting this really lethargic response."
Mr Reddish formed the company in April last year with his wife Linda and has since gathered a troupe of 14 dancers and two choreographers, all with national, and some international, credits.