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The two Martin Luther King Jrs

(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

An Open Letter To New York City Ballet Dancers Supporting Peter Martins

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 […]

Ex-New York City Ballet Dancer Goes On-Camera To Detail Allegations Of Peter Martins's Violent Abuse

"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)

Marie in 'The Jerk' 'Memba Her?!

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!

Former NY City Ballet Dancers Wonder If Board's Investigation Into Peter Martins Will Be Cover-Up

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 […]

New York City Ballet Board Knew About Peter Martins's Conduct For Years, Say Insiders

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"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."

Could Peter Martins's Departure Change How New York City Ballet Is Run?

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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 […]

Head of New York City Ballet retires after abuse allegations: report

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

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

Ballet Leaders Allowed Peter Martins to Act With Impunity, Dancers Say

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Current and former dancers and executives at New York City Ballet say that some leaders were enamored with or fearful of Mr. Martins.

Critic’s Notebook: At City Ballet, History Is About to Change. How?

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Peter Martins inherited George Balanchine’s roles: running the School of American Ballet and City Ballet and choreographing. Should this model persist?

Peter Martins Will Retire From New York City Ballet Following Misconduct Claims

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

New York City Ballet opened an investigation into allegations made against the ballet-master-in-chief in early December.

Facing Allegations Of Abuse, Peter Martins Resigns From New York City Ballet

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"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."

Ballet guru Peter Martins retiring amid sex harassment claims

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Peter Martins, who has led the New York City Ballet since the 1980s, will retire amid an investigation into sexual harassment allegations.

NY City Ballet chief retires amid sexual 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 […]

Peter Martins, leader of the NYC Ballet, is retiring amid misconduct investigation

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...

Peter Martins Will Reportedly Retire From New York City Ballet Following Misconduct Claims

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 »

Peter Martins to Retire From New York City Ballet After Misconduct Allegations

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Martins had been accused of sexual harassment as well as physical and verbal abuse.

Celebs Are Just Like Us: 39 Lovely Snapshots That Capture Daily Life's Moments of Famous People From the 1960s

Celebrities are just normal people. These lovely snapshots that captured moments of some famous people in their daily lives from the 1960s. Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and others watch Hendrix play guitar, 1967 Millicent Martin, ca. 1960s Nancy Kovack, ca. 1960s Paul Revere and Dino Martin, ca. 1960s Rita Hayworth, ca. 1960s See more »

It's enough to turn a person into a Republican

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...

Five Dancers Accuse Peter Martins Of Physical Abuse

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 […]

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