December 6, 1998 |
Dance is a paradoxical art: eloquent yet wordless, immediate yet timeless, impelling yet surpassingly graceful, reliant on equal measures of bodily prowess and spiritual transcendence. It is also an art that needs a stage, given how poorly it translates into other forms. Films fail to record the fervency of live performance. Books are even more disadvantaged; generally, descriptions of dancing serve to affirm dance's founding truth that no power is greater than the power of silence.
October 7, 1994 |
Whenever the consumer can deal directly with the maker of a product, a bargain often results. Such is the case with Peter Martin, an artisan whose designs in wrought-iron furniture and accessories are sold by retailers across the country. Samples and custom pieces are sold at close to wholesale prices at Martin's studio and showroom in North Hollywood. Martin Iron Designs is a full line of wrought-iron pieces, ranging from the classical to the whimsical.
October 16, 1993 |
Once upon a time, dear children, in the dark and distant age when people weren't in a constant rush, there was a wondrous, slow-moving Russian ballet called "The Sleeping Beauty." Marius Petipa devised choreography that ennobled every lofty quiver and quaver in Tchaikovsky's lush score. This coming-of-age fairy tale on point entailed three acts plus a prologue.
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."
July 23, 1992 |
Charge Dropped: A misdemeanor assault charge against New York City Ballet head Peter Martins was dropped Wednesday in Sarasota Springs, N.Y., under an agreement between authorities and his wife, ballerina Darci Kistler, who had Martins arrested Sunday after a marital row. The couple arrived at the courthouse together and left arm-in-arm after a brief appearance before a judge. They said nothing to reporters. The charge was withdrawn "without prejudice," which means it could be refiled.
December 31, 1991 |
Dance of Love: Peter Martins, director of the New York City Ballet, and principal dancer Darci Kistler were married secretly last week in Martins' native Denmark. News of their marriage came as a surprise even to members of the company. The two have been secretly living together since October. Kistler, a native of Riverside, joined the company in 1980. Martins joined the company in 1970 and became co-director with Jerome Robbins 13 years later. Martins became the company's sole director in