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SPAC honors Martins with sidewalk star

Peter Martins, New York City Ballet Master in Chief, left, cradles his face in his hands as he is honored with a star on the Walk of Fame with Marylou Whintey at SPAC Thursday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Peter Martins, New York City Ballet Master in Chief, left, cradles his face in his hands as he is honored with a star on the Walk of Fame with Marylou Whintey at SPAC Thursday.
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Since 1967, Peter Martins has played an important role in New York City Ballet, first as a dancer, arriving from Denmark by invitation from George Balanchine to perform in his “Apollo” and partner with his then-muse, Suzanne Farrell, then, upon Balanchine’s death in 1983, taking center stage again as the succeeding ballet master-in-chief. Over the years, he has sustained the Balanchine legacy with a steely devotion. He has also striven to advance and expand the ...


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