US Taxpayers Foot Bill for 'Doggie Hamlet'
- The National Endowment for the Arts is spending $30,000 for a series of dance performances, including Doggie Hamlet.
The "conceptual art" features actors yelling and running at sheep in a field in Vermont. Dartmouth College received the funding in the latest round of NEA grants released this month.
Doggie Hamlet involves several actors joining in a field to scare sheep and walk around wearing sheepskins.
"Doggie Hamlet is a full-length outdoor performance spectacle that weaves dance, music, visual and theatrical elements with aspects from competitive sheep herding trials," writes Elsie Management, a firm that promotes the performing arts. "The work is performed by four dancers, one boy, one American Sign Language interpreter, two herding dogs and a flock of sheep in a 30 x 50 foot fenced field."(Excerpt) Read more at: freebeacon.com ...
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