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Peter Martins Retires From New York City
Ballet After Misconduct Allegations

New York Times, by Rogin Pogrebin

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Posted By:MissMolly, 1/2/2018 4:53:48 AM

After accusations of sexual harassment and physical and verbal abuse, Peter Martins, the powerful leader of New York City Ballet who shaped the company for more than three decades, has decided to retire. “I have denied, and continue to deny, that I have engaged in any such misconduct,” Mr. Martins, 71, wrote in a letter dated on Monday informing the board of his retirement, which takes effect immediately. Mr. Martins, who has been on leave as the company investigates his actions, added, “I cooperated fully in the investigation and understand it will be completed shortly. I believe its findings would have vindicated

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 1/2/2018 7:06:15 AM     (No. 11497414)

Glad I’m retired - I wouldn’t last a week in any workplace today.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jebediah, 1/2/2018 9:01:52 AM     (No. 11497521)

I am female and I state unequivocally that this is beginning to look like the Salem Witch Trials. There is actual harassment and then there is what goes on in the real world, and a lot of women are beginning to look like Snowflakes. Anything a man says is harassment, if he touches your back once by mistake (Jeffrey Tambor) he is evil, even when he apologizes. I am NOT speaking about the Weinsteins, even the Dustin Hoffman´s (what a shame as I always admired him) who use their power to either rape, harass or embarrass women. I am talking about run of the mill commentary and actions. I believe Martins, it goes without saying.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/2/2018 9:19:46 AM     (No. 11497537)

Peter Martins shaped the company with a great deal of $$$$$ help from Anne Bass. I remember when he was Anne Bass’s very favorite some years back.

I always thought sexual harassment and physical and verbal abuse were part of ballet. George Balanchine comes to mind...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/2/2018 9:36:02 AM     (No. 11497550)

Our 28 year old daughter is a professional dancer - ballerina. And she attended a residentialballet h,s, in another country.
She has not talked about sexual abuse, but the physical and psychological stuff reigns supreme, in an occupation the requires perfection. Weight is a critical factor in personal appearance, height, especially for women, is critical. There are no ´too tall jones´ female ballerinas.

It helps that our daughter is a perfectionist, like most ballerinas.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: starboard, 1/2/2018 9:46:58 AM     (No. 11497558)

This "Me Too" crap is out of control. I would like to start a "Not Me too" movement. Obviously, the Left has nothing else to write about these days. Most of these Ashley Judd´s are has been actresses and Hillary supporters...aka Losers, typical feminists, always complaining, always playing the victim looking to blame someone else for their insecurities.

Successful busy women don´t have time for this.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: greggojo, 1/2/2018 10:36:53 AM     (No. 11497614)

A ballet company is defined by its balletmaster, and based on the excellence of the NYC Ballet, Martins is superb at his job. If balletmasters and coaches and music teachers of all types, are now to be forbidden to yell and scream and lose their tempers, or heaven forbid, touch a pupil, it might make for easy sailing for students, but rest assured those students will not reach the heights that they might have had the full humanity of their instructor been allowed to express itself. As we say here on Lucianne.com, liberals destroy everything in their path. Much like locusts.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: confused, 1/2/2018 11:46:12 AM     (No. 11497705)

Ballet companies treat their young dancers like Kleenex. Use one up, throw it away and another will pop up.


Since the 2008 Recession when donor/subscribers turned their backs on companies, there are millions of ballet dancers, from high school drop-out hopefuls to college degreed dancers trying to get the same jobs at even the lowest entry level. Many will apprentice for free or even have parents make large contributions to the company or subsidize their child´s hospitalization and living expenses on the small chance a "job may open up next year".


No dancer is going to bite the hand that feeds them and company´s creative personnel feel no obligation to treat or even pay the dancers well.(See Kleenex analogy).


Peter Martins is not the worst autocrat but maybe the most visible. In the USA the NYCB and SAB are the most professionally organized of all the professional companies including,in my estimation, ABT and SFB. To see real dancer abuse, look at 3rd and 4th tier ballet companies in cities under 200,000. "Everything is beautiful at the ballet" but not in the ballet.

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