COSTA MESA — This week's demise of the San Diego Foundation for Performing Arts will not affect the Paul Taylor Dance Company engagement Nov. 28 and 29 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Nor will it affect the remainder of the 1992-93 Center dance series, according to Center President Thomas R. Kendrick.
The San Diego facility canceled upcoming appearances by Taylor and three other companies in closing its doors permanently Wednesday because of lack of financial support.
"It does have an impact (for the long term) because costs can be shared when several venues cooperate in presenting a company," Kendrick said Thursday. "The fewer the presenters, the higher the costs.
"You also have to have a company that is . . . willing to tour for a reasonable fee," he said. "If companies get weak, one tendency is to raise their fee, and they can only do that within reasonable limits. Virtually every company is in some form of trouble, and so are many presenters at this point."