Re: IDAT99 and no budget

Dennis Diamond (
Thu, 17 Dec 1998 08:48:44 -0500

I agree with Cory and Marcos.  I am a capitalist who has not received funding to do
my dance video.  I am very surprised that there is no travel and hotel accommodations
for people presenting workshops.  In addition the hotel costs of $160.00 per night
are very expensive.  
Dennis Diamond
Video D Studios Inc.
29 West 21 Street New York  NY 10010
212-242-3345   1-800-543-2623      fax: 212-633-1479

> From: cory <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: IDAT99 and no budget
> Date: Thursday, December 17, 1998 8:07 AM
> I forgot one thing.  Your comment about "free capitalist" attitude is so
> right on.  I think that integration of art into universities so strongly
> has ruined the market for performance and art in America.  Why should
> people with money pay to see great pieces performed when they can simply
> have kids in college dying to do something creative work their asses of
> and give them a free performance.  I am speaking from experience and this
> happens greatly with dance.  Most the dance I see come >from American
> Universities is pretty dry, modern and boring anyway.  The push just isn't
> there, it's all about learning this ancient artform and pushing older
> styles and not paying choregrapher enough to get great ones in.  I guess a
> lot of the students aren't also so great either.  I know it depends on
> where you are because I am not at a performing arts university by any
> means so I am sure it is different other places, but, this is my
> experience and I do hate the way that people are constantly telling
> everyone, "here, perform for free, your work will be seen by all these
> people"  GREAT, too bad these people son't give a flying fuck about my
> work because they didn't even have to pay, it jst happend to be a free
> performance.  I know wo many people here who do su much work for free.
> It's getting the same way in the film industry.  Non-union extra work is
> everywhere, it's mcuh cheaper for the filmakers and there are tons of
> willing wanna-be actors that think somehow being an extra could be their
> big break.  O.K. I vented, thanks for listening.
>                                 Cory Bunyard
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