Beyonc accused of paying dancers low rates
Beyoncs choreographer has responded to accusations that the singer pays her dancers .
The Dancers Alliancewhich claims to negotiate equitable rates and working conditions for non-union workers in the industrytook aim at Beyonc for a music video shes reportedly shooting.
In a two-part Instagram post, the Dancers Alliance claims that SAG-AFTRA, a labor union representing working performers, found out that Beyonc held a casting call for models, actors, and dancers. The Dancers Alliance further claims the casting call announced it would be paying dancers $250 per day rather than the Dancers Alliances baseline standard of at least $500per day.
Dancers accepting these low rates for this caliber artist or any artist is UNACCEPTABLE, it wrote. Choreographers not sticking up to production companies about proper DA baseline rates to hire professional dancers is UNACCEPTABLE!
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Want to know WHY non-union rates have not increased over $500 a day in the last 20 years? With non-union music videos such as the Beyonc MV, thats shooting as we speak, for $250 + 20% agency (per day), dancers, choreographers, and agents are NOT upholding the DA baseline standard of at least $500 + agency. Dancers accepting these low rates for this caliber artist or any artist is UNACCEPTABLE! Choreographers not sticking up to production companies about proper DA baseline rates to hire professional dancers is UNACCEPTABLE! Agents NOT informing production companies and upholding their roster of clients to DA baseline rates before the call is sent out is UNACCEPTABLE! This flawed system is never going to change without DANCERS TAKING THEIR POWER BACK! We MUST stand by the DA baseline non-union rates for ourselves as a community! But it takes EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US! . #dancersalliance #dancecommunity #dance #professional #professionaldancer #musicvideo #beyonce #artist #nonunion #thesystemisflawed #unacceptable #dancers #choreographers #agents #rates #wages #worth #knowyourbusiness #knowyourworth #wemuststandtogether
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