72 hours of work for free? ‘Just, no,’ say dancers and critics of Super Bowl halftime show

Controversy is brewing over the treatment of artists who appear on the field during the Super Bowl halftime show after a call went out to dancers asking for volunteers to donate 72 hours over nine days.

72 Hours Of Work For Free? 'Just, No,' Say Dancers And Critics Of Super Bowl Halftime Show

Los Angeles Times – by Jessica Gelt

Hundreds of excited “fans” will pour onto the field while hip-hop dream team Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar perform during the Super Bowl LVI halftime show on Feb. 13. Viewers will likely see them move their bodies to the music. What they won’t see are the 72 hours they spent over nine days in unpaid rehearsals lasting as long as nine hours a stretch — and how they were asked to provide their own transportation and adhere to a strict confidentiality protocol.

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