Ballet? What Ballet?

Back in December, the Washington Ballet Dancers walked out of a dress rehearsal for the Nutcracker. They said it was a lockout. Management said it was a strike. The union went buck nutty and passed out flyers on the street corners. Performances were cancelled. Negotiations were stalled. Now we have dancers leaving comments like these:

Look at everyone writing in on this Blog as if you all know something about what is going on. We the dancers know what we have done and have no problem with it because we are RIGHT!!!!!!
Either we get what we want or you won’t have the Washington Ballet anymore!!!!
We ARE the Washington Ballet, don’t ever forget it!!!!!

Posted by: LuisT at February 17, 2006 02:07 PM

Thanks Luis Torres for weighing in.

And, for the record? You’re not the Washington Ballet until you’re doing pirouettes in a theatre, not the alley outside of the Barnes and Noble/McDonald’s where you’re moonlighting.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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