Method and Madness
May 10 - May 19, 2013
“…the antithesis of stuffy, over polished dance…The intimacy lends Mateo’s dynamic choreography a raw power that is compulsively watchable…”
Best of Boston Dance Performance 2011, Boston Magazine
“Mateo has cultivated a thriving dance laboratory…Here its all about the creation, a place for teaching, growth, and ingenuity.” WGBH Greater Boston Arts
Unlike the many traditional narrative ballets that recount a linear sequence of logical events, Mateo's ballets invite the audience to suspend their reliance on reason and to experience a different order -- or is it a world of madness into which his beautiful dancers lure us? See the Season’s culminating event, Method and Madness, featuring a highly anticipated Mateo premiere.
The concert features Over and Over (2009) set to Symphony #2 by American composer Philip Glass, considered one of the most influential composers of the late-20th century. Over and Over takes us to the all-too-familiar but nameless space where the painfully compacted effects of personal loss and the vastness of repetitious history intersect. The concert finale offers a Mateo world premiere.
Method & Madness offers a unique theater experience with an extraordinary close-up view of the dancers, reserved cabaret-style seating and cocktails during the show. Recently hailed by Boston Magazine as “Best of Boston 2011 Dance Performance”, the glorious Sanctuary Theatre is home to Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre and considered one of the area’s most spectacular performance spaces.