Dance: Peter Martins' Red Hot Winter

Peter Martins' Red Hot Winter He tackles new ballets and responsibility for New York City Ballet

For both critics and fans, the popular way to describe Peter Martins, 36, is as "a young god." He is blond, handsome and ruggedly virile, with the physique of a football tight end (6 ft. 2 in., 180 Ibs.). His dancing is strong and clear, the picture of disciplined power and instinctive authority. Yet unlike his great contemporaries Mikhail Baryshnikov and Rudolf Nureyev, Martins is not a magnet for the media. His impact has been almost entirely through...

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