Dance for World Community Festival - Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre 6/14/14

FREE celebration showcasing the power of dance to better our world.- 6/14/14, 11:00 am-6:00 pm.

José Mateo Ballet Theatre presents the Sixth Annual Dance for World Community Festival, Saturday, June 14, 2014.  FREE and open to the public, this indoor/outdoor celebration in Harvard Square, Cambridge showcases dance as a positive force to better our world.  The Festival offers something for everyone with free performances and classes in all dance forms, from Ballet to Hip Hop and beyond. This year’s Festival, at José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s home (1151 Massachusetts Avenue)  is expected to attract over 20,000 people.

Dance for World Community Festival
Saturday, June 14, 2014
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Home of Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre
1151 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA
More Info
Friday, June 13, 2014 Talk About
Sunday, June 15, 2014 Film Festival
“The power of dance that unites us for artistic performance, fitness training or fun parties also has a vastly underutilized potential to bring people together over the social issues we must all care about if we are going to better our world for our children and generations to follow.” says Artistic Director José Mateo.

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Saturday, June 14, 11:00 am-6:00 pm
1151 Massachusetts Avenue (traffic closed on Mass. Ave. between Bow and Remington streets)

FREE dance performances and introductory classes and opportunity to connect with local nonprofits bettering our world.

Four outdoor stages with performances by 65+ local dance troupes in a variety of dance forms including African, Ballet, Folk, Hip Hop, Irish Step, Modern, Salsa, and many more.  Performers include:  José Mateo Ballet Theatre, BoSoma Dance Company, FlamencoBoston, and Triveni Ensemble.

See the full list of performers here
Free, intro-level classes for adults and children in diverse dance forms, including Salsa, African, Ballet and more!

See the full list of instructors and classes here
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Advocacy Way providing the opportunity to connect with the important work being accomplished by local non profits such as the United Nation’s Girl Up Program 

Festive food, raffles, special guests and children’s activities make it the perfect outing for the whole family.


Additional Dance for World Community Festival Events

Friday, June 13
7:00-9:00 pm – 1151 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
The kick-off event for Festival Weekend, this year’s panel and discussion focuses on Stages of a Dancer's Life.  Panelists include Patricia Adams Kissinger, Peter DiMuro, and Eleanor Duckworth.
Saturday, June 14
7:30-11:00 pm – 1151 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
Let the energy of Festival Weekend carry you into a night of dancing, drinks, music, and performances!
Purchase tickets now $30 or $100 VIP package for four
Sunday, June 15
1:00-6:00 pm, 1151 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
Enjoy films that promote dance and social change.  Screenings include Musical Chairs, excerpts from UPAJ: Improvise, and Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil le Clercq.

Supporting Partners

Harvard Square Business Association, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge Peace Commission, Cambridge Historical Society, Eastern Bank, Doors to History, and Sign-a-rama, and WBZ, Cambridge Trust Company, The Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, Boston Dance Alliance, Wooden Kiwi

About José Mateo Ballet Theatre

Founded in 1986, José Mateo Ballet Theatre is one of America’s leading producers of new ballets, the area’s most innovative ballet school, and the originator of Dance for World Community, a project that builds local and global networks to expand the role of dance in our culture.  Over the past 25 years Cuban-born Artistic Director and Founder, José Mateo has developed his unique vision of using the power of dance to inspire and engage today’s diverse audiences.
Recently hailed by Boston magazine as “Best of Boston 2011 Dance Performance”, the Company regularly presents Mateo’s highly acclaimed concerts at its stunning Sanctuary Theatre in its home at Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Harvard Square. The School offers an innovative model for a high-quality academy with a humanistic approach to ballet training that fosters diversity and inclusion at both its Cambridge campus and Duxbury satellite program. 

Dance for World Community makes dance accessible to thousands of children, families, and new audiences, and produces the annual Dance for World Community Festival, a two-day event that features performances by over 70 local dance groups, workshops, classes, and advocacy that celebrates the role of dance to create social change.  Learn more about José Mateo Ballet Theatre at
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre
400 Harvard Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge
(617) 354-7467

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Posted: Jun 10, 2014    Nancy J Conrad