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‘Artists don’t value it’: pop accused of taking advantage of dancers

Vague promises of ‘exposure’ used as cover for poor pay and insecure working conditions, Guardian told

Last year, one of pop’s rising stars was heading to London for a show and needed local dancers to accompany her. The singer’s management only wanted the best, a handpicked group who could live up to the high standards expected from the US entertainment industry. It was an amazing opportunity, with one large catch: the gig didn’t pay.

Some dancers, however, jumped at the chance. “Instead of payment you were going to get ‘exposure’,” said Windy Tsoi, a dancer and choreographer, who says the story is typical.

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