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Looking to the Apple

October 08, 1988

Reading about the new partnership between Joffrey Ballet (based in New York and Los Angeles) and Cal State L.A. made me realize that even here art is about politics ("Joffrey and Cal State L.A.--Both to Benefit?" by Lewis Segal, Sept. 27).

In the 10 years since I relocated from New York City, I see less and less support and opportunity for the Los Angeles dance companies. It never ceases to amaze me how the arts organizations and institutions continually look toward New York for their glory.

What's up? Have we lost our vision and faith in Los Angeles being another major cultural center through our own efforts, our own art and artists? Could be the people calling the shots are all from New York.

Let's start with a partnership with Bella Lewitzky.

RUDY PEREZ

Choreographer

Los Angeles

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