Thursday, November 01, 2007

[The Hankyoreh, October 26 2007] Ballet company punishes prima for nude photos

Prima ballerina violated a rule restricting participation in non-company activities, earning her a one-month pay cut

The Korea National Ballet Company punished its prima ballerina, Kim Ju-won, after nude shots of the dancer were published in the October edition of Vogue Korea.

The ballet company announced on October 25 that its disciplinary committee had decided to impose a one-month pay cut on Kim, explaining that as a member of the company, Kim had violated her duties. According to the ballet company’s regulations, all of its members should get the artistic director’s approval before participating in activities outside of the company.

Park In-ja, the KNBC’s artistic director, said, “The committee’s decision is not about an individual’s freedom of expression, but about a violation of the rules as a member of the company.”

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