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Ann Welsh

14-07-01, 09:33 PM (GMT)
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   I do wish the smaller companies would keep their websites up to date. There are those of us who want to know what they are up to, where/when they are performing, eg., AMP, GPDances,(and indeed individual dancers/choreographers). But they don't seem to care that there are audiences out there (not just in the UK) who are waiting for news. We haven't heard from AMP or George Piper Dances for a long time now, even though we have heard, on the grapevine, that they have plans.


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: Ballet company websites Bruce Madmin 15-07-01 1
  RE: Ballet company websites Jane N. 15-07-01 2
  RE: Ballet company websites alison 16-07-01 3
     RE: Ballet company websites Paul A 16-07-01 4
         RE: Ballet company websites Ruth 17-07-01 5
             RE: Ballet company websites Ann Welsh 17-07-01 6

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Bruce Madmin

15-07-01, 07:09 AM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Ballet company websites"
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   I'm sure they care very much for their audience, but its bloody hard work! If they want it done professionally it costs, it can be a lot too particulalry if you go to one of the boutique companies, and few have budget to spare. And if somebody does it as a hobby it could start to look less than professional. So they leave it a few more weeks, consumed by some bigger pile of stuff that needs to be done. I have enormous sympathy for the smaller companies, based purely on my own experience here. For the larger companies I'm desperately jealous of the budgets they have!

Its right to occasionally remind everybody that the web is increasingly the place to have your image sorted and up to date, but achieving this is easier said than done for most. I think there is a role here for ourselves as things unfold, but this isn't the place to make such a pitch!


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Jane N.

15-07-01, 10:25 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Ballet company websites"
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   To be fair, AMP have been very busy recently - they've only recently arrived back from their European tour (which followed filming "The Car Man"), and they are about to go on a six month tour to North America. Obviously there are people in the company who don't leave the home base, but perhaps Bruce is right - under such circumstances the website goes a little way down the list of priorities. Mind you, the information on AMP's website regarding "The Car Man" is fairly accurate, so is there that much to update?


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alison

16-07-01, 01:02 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Ballet company websites"
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   I wish they *all* would, big or small! It's most irritating finding out-of-date information, or for that matter a lack of up-to-date information. For example, I desperately want to book for BRB's Swan Lake at Sadler's Wells, but want to know what casts I've got a choice of first. Given that the Internet, as Bruce says, is the best way of keeping up to date these days, you'd think more people would use it more regularly.


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Paul A

16-07-01, 01:41 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Ballet company websites"
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   Web seems ideal for casting changes - RB please note. It would certainly liven up the latest news section at least.


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Ruth

17-07-01, 02:24 AM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Ballet company websites"
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   >Web seems ideal for casting changes
>- RB please note. It
>would certainly liven up the
>latest news section at least.
>It would seem to be quite interesting and desireable to portray all of the artists, the first artists of the corps de ballet of the RB, as well as the soloists, etc., in natural photos with narrative quotes from each artist to reveal a bit of themselves
as professional dancers and as individual artists......I think it would intrigue the public and invite many more interested inquiries and additions to the ballet posting and RB websites...


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Ann Welsh

17-07-01, 10:27 PM (GMT)
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   I think I meant to say, in my original posting, was that, if a small ballet company sets up a site, it really ought to keep it going. Initially full of enthusiasm, they quickly seem to loose momentum and dwindle away. OK, lack of time and money, maybe, but I would have thought that these smaller companies would need to keep their fans interested.


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