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Although this week's arts cuts were more considered than in 2008, Dance Umbrella is one of the excellent companies that will suffer

As far as the performing arts are concerned, there’s nothing really controversial about the cuts, or indeed the increases. What remains at issue is the value—in both political and “real” terms—of making the cuts at all. It’s almost too wearisome to point out that the arts make money for this country, or that television and the film industry leech off their creativity, or that life is not…

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