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 Post subject: A bill of rights for dancers?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:24 am 
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Bill of rights for dancers
From Article19

At present artists working in this country [UK] have little or no legal protection from anything. In dance most short term contracts are not worth the paper they are written on because if something goes wrong the penalties for breaching those contracts would be irrelevant since the party in breach almost certainly has no money to pay compensation even if the dancer could afford to sue them.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:43 am 
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The provisions seem all to be about money and benefits. Might I add:

8. Dancers shall not be asked to perform or rehearse on concrete, stone, or otherwise dangerously hard stage surfaces, nor shall they be asked to perform or rehearse on stages composed of individual platforms which might separate under them.

9. The temperature of every space in which dancers must perform or rehearse shall at no time be less than 77°(F)/25°(C).

10. The edges of all raised platforms (including the stage) shall be clearly marked with electric lighting.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:53 am 
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I've put a proposed Lighting Designers' Bill of Rights in the Backstage
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:41 pm 
No less than 77 degrees Farenheit :shock: ??? That is pretty warm wouldn't you say?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:19 pm 
I might add that contracts seem to be worth nothing to the companies either --- if a dancer breaks a contract, the amount of money involved is small enough, and the companies poor enough, to make it impossible to hire a lawyer to go after the dancer.


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Uhh... that second "Guest" post was mine. I didn't realize phpBB now allowed guest posts, that can be turned off I believe.


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