(Paul Mirengoff) Today being Martin Luther King’s birthday, I took time off from thinking about the dossier/sthole and read an essay written for the Heritage Foundation by Peter C. Myers: “The Limits and Dangers of Civil Disobedience: The Case of Martin Luther King, Jr.” I recommend it. Show More Summary
Former NYCB corps member Sophie Flack: "I have known some of you for a long time, so I'm telling you this as a friend: by posting on social media your sadness for Peter's downfall, you are siding with an abuser. You are discrediting the men and women who've come forward, an extraordinarily difficult thing to […]
"Wilhelmina Frankfurt, a former NYCB ballerina and currently a dance educator, joined [Alyona Minkovski] on 'Salon Talks' to discuss Martins's legacy and reveal new claims against her former director." (text and video)
Bernadette Peters is best known for her role as the trumpet playing vixen Marie -- opposite Steve Martin as Navin -- in the 1979 funny film 'The Jerk.' Guess what she looks like now!
Kelly Cass Boal, who was one of the first to publicly accuse Martins of physical violence, describes her interview with the lawyer leading the inquiry as more like a cross-examination than a fact-finding effort: "I felt she was uninterested in the facts, and was just trying to mess up the timeline. She asked me, 'Why […]
"Until accusations of sexual harassment and brutish behavior led to his retirement Monday,... Peter Martins reigned with impunity for nearly 30 years despite reports of inappropriate behavior and complaints about his leadership, according to several current and former company executives and dancers."
George Balanchine set up a uniquely concentrated model of artistic leadership at his company: he choreographed, taught, coached roles, and controlled artistic policy. Peter Martins continued that model (even if he ultimately delegated choreographing duties after his own efforts fell flat). Now that Martins has resigned, Alastair Macaulay wonders if it's time to change that […]
Peter Martins, the renowned head of the New York City Ballet, announced his retirement Monday following allegations of sexual harassment and physical abuse, according to a report in the New York Times. The 71-year-old stands accused by two dozen dancers of verbal and physical abuse as well as using his power to extort sexual favors. Show More Summary
Current and former dancers and executives at New York City Ballet say that some leaders were enamored with or fearful of Mr. Martins.
Peter Martins inherited George Balanchine’s roles: running the School of American Ballet and City Ballet and choreographing. Should this model persist?
New York City Ballet opened an investigation into allegations made against the ballet-master-in-chief in early December.
"After accusations of sexual harassment and physical and verbal abuse" - and following an arrest (his second) for drunk driving on Thursday - "Peter Martins, the powerful leader of New York City Ballet who shaped the company for more than three decades, has decided to retire."
Peter Martins, who has led the New York City Ballet since the 1980s, will retire amid an investigation into sexual harassment allegations.
Peter Martins, 71, has announced his retirement. He had been accused by several dancers of physical and verbal abuse, as well as sexual harassment. The Danish balletmaster has denied the allegations, insisting that he will be vindicated by an internal investigation. Under pressure, he decided not to wait for the outcome. Martins has been in […]
The longtime leader of the New York City Ballet is retiring in the midst of an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct. The New York Times reports Peter Martins wrote a letter to the company’s board of directors on Monday announcing his retirement. The 71-year-old Martins told board...
A little less than a month after New York City Ballet opened an investigation into misconduct claims made against ballet-master-in-chief Peter Martins, the long-standing artistic leader will reportedly bow out of the organization. “Peter has informed the board of the New York City Ballet of his intention to retire,” the ... More »
Mr. Martins had been accused of sexual harassment as well as physical and verbal abuse.
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Now the New York Times has uncovered five people who claim they were either physically or verbally abused by Peter Martins, and the chief dance critic has taken time out from admiring little children's bodies to weigh-in with a proclamation...
Mr. Martins has long been known to have intimate relationships with dancers, as well as a quick, volcanic temper. That he was able to act so freely, his critics say, points to dysfunctional power relationships between Mr. Martins and his employees, and between him and City Ballet’s management, which at times seems to have looked […]