Plenty Of Hard Feelings After D.C. Tour Cancellation

When Washington Ballet cancelled its planned tour of Italian summer festivals over a pay dispute with its dancers, it left a slew of Italian promoters and festival organizers in the lurch, having promoted the company as their centerpiece. Most of the festivals will not be able to secure comparable replacement companies, since most ballets are booked well in advance. The dispute between the company and its dancers centered around the amount of meal money to be paid during the tour.

Source: Washington Post - 05/03/05