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NEW YORK — The longtime leader of the New York City Ballet is retiring in the midst of an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct by him.
Peter Martins wrote a letter to the company's board of directors on Monday announcing his retirement, saying the scandal had "exacted a painful toll on me and my family."
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The 71-year-old Martins told board members he continues to deny sexually harassing or abusing members of the company, including dancers. He said he had been the subject of news articles reporting largely anonymous and decades-old accusations.
City Ballet announced last month Martins would take a leave of absence from the company and its School of American Ballet during an independent investigation. The company hired a law firm to conduct the investigation after receiving an anonymous letter accusing Martins of harassment.
Martins said he had "cooperated fully" in the investigation.
"I believe its findings would have vindicated me," he wrote in his letter to the board.
He said that to "bring an end to this disruption which has enveloped the Ballet and the School," however, he had decided it was time for him to retire.
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Board chairman Charles Scharf heaped praise on Martins for his work but said the investigation would continue.
"We thank Peter for his tremendous contributions to New York City Ballet as ballet master in chief for over three decades, leading the Company to exceptional artistic heights and accomplishments," Scharf wrote in a statement. "At the same time, the board takes seriously the allegations that have been made against him and we expect the independent investigation of those allegations to be completed soon."
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"Noé", the Mass of Rossini's Gloria danced by the Malandain Ballet Biarritz
The dancers of the Malandain Ballet Biarritz enchanted the scene of the Zénith de Pau with an exceptional performance of "Noé". A "Messa di Gloria" originally composed by Rossini, performed and performed by dancers and musicians. Based on the biblical myth of the Flood, the play evokes humanity caught in the chaos of the world, a theme that is still relevant today.
Created in 2017 bythe ballet "Noé" continues its journey on the biggest French stages. It is at the Zénith de Pau that dancers and musicians have offered a unique evening.
Reportage: Genet / R. Hauville / M. Galle
The ballet, conceived on the fiery "Messa di gloria" of Rossini, is seen as a communion.
I wanted a Mass and Rossini's is nice. She is not only religious and very pleasant to listen to the general public.Thierry Malandain
Through the myth of the Flood, common to various traditions, the cheerful figure of Noah embodies a kind of break in the history of humanity. Summarizing the past and preparing for the future, it symbolizes the birth of a new world, happier than the previous one. "Noah", a piece that starts from the biblical myth to evoke humanity.
This is a subject that suits us today, because the world suffocates and is in crisis and everyone calls for a renewal, Noah is an emblematic character of this call for better days
For the representation at the Zenith of Pau, the 22 dancers of the Basque ballet are accompanied by 60 musicians, 5 soloists and 80 chorists of. Between classical music and neoclassical dance the osmosis is total. The conductor even offers an unpublished version of the original score.
I sometimes have the feeling of seeing ballet as the end of the world while the score does not indicate at all
After Pau, "Noé" continues his journey with a performance May 27, 2019 at the Alexandre Dumas Theater in Saint-Germain-en-Laye at 8:45 pm and May 29 at the Avignon Opera.
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