GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS DEPOSED DIRECTOR

Even while the Scottish Home Office has ordered deposed Scottish Ballet director Robert North to leave the country, the Scottish arts minister is supporting North. “There has been cross-party support at the Scottish Parliament for Mr North, who still has one year of his contract left to run before the transformation of Scottish Ballet into a contemporary dance group begins.” Glasgow Herald 08/25/01

GO NORTH

Scottish Ballet dancers are supporting ousted director Robert North, saying he was not to blame for the company’s woes. “The dancers believe there was no audience for contemporary dance outwith the Edinburgh Festival and specialised showcases such as the annual New Moves event. The Scotsman 08/23/01