COOS BAY, Ore. - Looking for a happy ending of their own, the Eugene Ballet Company kicked off their fundraising dance tour in Coos Bay, Ore., on Thursday night with the classical production of Swan Lake.
The 21 dancers at the Eugene Ballet Company have become concerned with losing their jobs after learning the company is currently facing a $130,000 deficit due to reduced ticket sales.
Dancers said it's more than just saving their jobs: it's about saving the arts in general.
"We're doing this for the support and information and the criteria and all the things that you can learn thought the arts is very important," said Gillmer Duran with the Eugene Ballet Company. "In order for us to keep going forward and keep growing as human beings, we need to have art."
That's why they've teamed up to launch their 'Dancers Act Now' campaign. You can access their Web site, filled with news, events, and bios, as well as make contributions to the Eugene Ballet Company, by visiting www.dancersactnow.com.