December 6, 1992 |
IT WAS ONLY A GLASS OF VODKA THAT HE LIFTED BEFORE A hushed audience at Lincoln Center last year. But for Peter Martins, artistic director and top boss of the New York City Ballet, the shot glass he grasped on stage that evening might as well have been the Holy Grail. The curtain was about to rise on his ambitious restaging of the classic "Sleeping Beauty."
March 15, 1993 |
Chairwoman Alexander?: Although the White House has not yet officially confirmed any candidates for the National Endowment for the Arts chairmanship, one of those said to be under consideration is actress Jane Alexander. Among her supporters are some arts heavyweights--last week 21 arts personalities, including Michael Douglas, Leo Castelli, Ellsworth Kelly, Peter Martins, Itzhak Perlman, Tony Randall, Frank Stella, Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
February 24, 1987 |
"Davidsbuendlertaenze." Home Vision. $39.95. Seven years ago, George Balanchine created for New York City Ballet this intimate, brooding, one-act masterwork set to Robert Schumann's piano cycle. Initially a series of unusual showpiece duets (with the women dancing first in heeled shoes and later in pointe slippers), the ballet soon darkens into a neo-Romantic abstraction of conflicts in Schumann's personal life and career.
January 1, 1994 |
Los Angeles first encountered his expressive face, his lithe body, his mercurial wit and his dramatic magnetism a decade ago. At the time, the former Bostonian was one of the few bright lights in John Clifford's rapidly dimming L.A. Ballet. He was 15, and still a senior at Hollywood High.
August 28, 1996 |
Armed Iraqi hijackers surrendered Tuesday after freeing all passengers and crew members aboard a Sudanese airliner, ending a 16-hour drama that began on a flight from Sudan to Jordan. All the hostages were unharmed. Seven Iraqis, some carrying guns, were arrested shortly after noon at London's Stansted Airport. Essex County police spokeswoman Heather Watts said late Tuesday that no further arrests were anticipated.
October 7, 1994 |
Damian Woetzel remembers that when he growing up, he was "the only boy in ballet classes." But this year, in the New York City Ballet's summer school program at Saratoga Springs in New York, there were 15 boys. Woetzel, one of NYCB's principal dancers and emerging choreographers, had taken over directorship of the program from Heather Watts and his first "pet project," he said, had been to increase the number of male students.