Hippodrome pursuing collaboration with Pennsylvania Ballet
"We should be doing more collaborations," Daniel said. "We should be an arts chamber of commerce for Baltimore. But this is not a done deal. I think I'm ahead of my skis. It is going to take ...
It is not unheard of for arts organizations to develop secondary markets, which can expand funding opportunities as well as audiences.
A prominent example is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which offers full seasons in its home base at Meyerhoff Hall and in Montgomery County's Music Center at Strathmore. The Cleveland Orchestra goes to Miami for a residency every winter.
"I'm a big fan of second-city relationships," Daniel said. "It's a good idea."
Daniel and representatives of the Pennsylvania Ballet have been discussing the possibility of a Hippodrome season for some time. Further talks are scheduled later this week.
The Pennsylvania Ballet, a full time company with 40 dancers, was founded in 1963 by Barbara Weisberger, a George Balanchine protege who is also artistic advisor for the dance program at the Peabody Institute.