John Mallinson Posted October 4, 2012 Share Posted October 4, 2012 Interesting and slightly scarey piece in The Stage from a theatrical agent about the use of Twitter, Facebook etc in assessing the saleability or bankability of performers. The message is that if you have lots of followers you must be popular, ergo employable. No mention of skill or competence, it's all about popularity. Might this apply in the dance world too? Looking through Royal Ballet dancers on Twitter (simply because I have a list of them) Lauren Cuthbertson (who tweets a lot) comes out top with nearly 4,000 followers, Avis, Bonelli, Gartside, Kobborg lag well behind with about 2,000. (The Royal Opera House itself has about 50,000.) I don't think one can take this very seriously but I hope it's not really the case that performers are now expected to puff up their public profiles in this way. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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