Contemporary dance on tap
By MOLLY GLENTZER
Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle
Dance companies across the nation rely more on ticket sales and individual donations than they did 10 years ago. The current economic slump could reduce earned income by as much as 30 percent. So says a report released this month by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Jane Weiner and Rob Davidson perform Swedish Meatballs, one of the contemporary dances that will be featured next weekend at Miller Outdoor Theatre.
Houston's small companies mirror national trends. They're surviving, but not growing.
Contemporary ballet company founder Sandra Organ says the last two years have been "really touch and go." Corporate donations have evaporated and individual support has nose-dived. click here for more
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