by Byron Woods
Latest update (6 p.m. Tuesday):
ADF administration reported $1,425 in donations toward the SunTrust Carolinas Group Foundation challenge grant of $6,500 to cover the travel costs of the Argentine dance companies left high and dry by Marca Argentina on June 19 after its February commitment to bring them here. The sordid story thus far can be read here and here.
Meanwhile, Danciti.com's coverage of the story alleges that the festival has actually been adding performances by the companies while it has threatened to cancel the series. The New York city dance blog further accuses the festival of "bullying third world countries" and "using [the event] as (sic) ploy for sympathy and money." That sordid story can be read here.