Why Indy Ballet Went Down

Why did Indianapolis’s Internationale Ballet go out of business? Insufficient ticket sales, a decline in donations, rising expenses and the lack of an endowment. “The sad thing is we are at a time when Indianapolis has an appetite for something other than sports. And when sports can get the support of government, what you have is a situation where, in many ways, the commitment to the arts is expressed more in words than in actions.”