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Funding Cuts Could Impact Durham's Dance Festival

Posted June 22, 2007

— Funding cuts in Argentina could impact Durham's American Dance Festival.

About 14 dancers from Argentina are supposed to perform in the festival for five days with two performances each night.

Argentina's government has cut their travel funding. ADF officials are trying to get reduced flights to get the dancers here.

The festival is world renowned and brings in top modern-dance professionals. It has also attracted more than 400 students from 41 states and 21 countries.

The festival runs through July 21.


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  • Refiman2 Jun 24, 2007

    juanitaswebb, I agree, it looks more like interracial porn. Yes, we should review their funding for that type of "art"

  • parawife Jun 24, 2007

    looking at the posted picture i dont consider this art.

  • Refiman2 Jun 24, 2007

    oh well. they will need to get used to funding cuts, especially after Durham gets sued by the Lacrosse boys. Thanks Nifong, want to believe another hooker and cost the city multiple millions due to lawsuits.

  • mrduffin Jun 23, 2007

    You would be amazed as to how much Durham Public schools contibutes to this event using your tax dollars. Durham School of The Arts is used during the entire event. The sponsors pay a token fee that covers about 5% of the cost to run the building. This is another $10,000 wasted that could be used to lower the DPS budget requirements.

  • weasleyes Jun 23, 2007

    Good for you! You pay them, but allow other taxpayers to opt out! Signed: Ignorant.

  • WillnDurham Jun 23, 2007

    Weasleyes - do you pay taxes in Argentina? What are you worried about then? Did you read the article? Also the Mapplethorpe exhibit you are ignorantly referring to is of a cross in urine, not Jesus. While that isn't my particular style of art then I dare say that a community without art isn't much worth living in. As a taxpayer I'm not always pleased with how my taxes are spent (i.e. this Nifong mess) but don't carelessly go bashing art which takes places in many forms and serves many functions.

  • weasleyes Jun 23, 2007

    No, but they expect the rest of us to pay for things that offend us. Example: Christ standing in a puddle of urine. Art should be privately funded. There should be no taxpayer money involved. If you like it, pay for it!

  • rllyman Jun 23, 2007

    Question: Only liberals like the arts? Really? Really? dairygirl

  • weasleyes Jun 22, 2007

    Waaaaaaaa! The liberals who want this sort of stuff should pay for it! If the "arts" cannot be totally paid for by the people who want to see this sort of stuff, then they are not worth it! Watch! The US taxpayers will get another soaking! NO taxpayer money for the "arts."