José Mateo Ballet Theatre Opens 29th Season with 'Far Reaches'

José Mateo Ballet Theatre Opens its 29th Season with Far Reaches on October 10, 2014. Be Moved! Two gripping Mateo ballets plus a highly anticipated world premiere.  The Sanctuary Theater offers a close up view with the dancers with cabaret-style seating and cocktails during the show. The performance space is located in the Old Cambridge Baptist Church, a National Historic Landmark.

José Mateo Ballet Theatre
29th Season
Opens Oct 10, 2014
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Various (see below)
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(617) 354-7467
José Mateo Ballet Theatre opens the Company’s 29th Season with a concert of stunning original ballets by New England’s celebrated dance-maker, José Mateo. 

Featuring a world premiere, Far Reaches (Oct 10-26)
- offers a sampling of Mateo’s most emotional and powerful works
- is the first of a four-concert repertory series
- offers a thrilling live dance theater experience for today’s audiences
- is performed at the glorious Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge.  

Named one of Massachusetts’ 1,000 Great Places to Visit, the stunning Sanctuary Theatre offers an extraordinary close up view of the dancers with cabaret-style seating and cocktails during the show. See ballet in a new light and be part of the drama, passion, and beauty on stage at the spectacular performance space in Old Cambridge Baptist Church, a National Historic Landmark.

Far Reaches (October 10-26, 2014)
Far Reaches features Mateo’s Presage (2005). Set to Polish composer Henryk Gorecki's soaring Symphony #3, it is a powerful and visually stunning dance that celebrates the majesty of the human spirit.  A favorite from one of Mr. Mateo’s popular Cuban-inspired concerts, Ayer Pasado (2004) meaning “The Day Before Yesterday”, unfolds to music by Manuel Samuel, a romantic composer considered the father of national Cuban music, and composer of 58 Contradanzas for piano. Crafted fresh from a three-month sabbatical, Mr. Mateo closes the fall season with the season’s first world premiere.
Press Night:  Friday, Oct. 17, 8:00 pm
Hailed by Boston Magazine as “Best of Boston Dance Performance 2011”, Mateo’s hallmark-style of presenting dance close-up makes dance personal and relevant to today’s audiences.


The Fall Season opens at the stunning Sanctuary Theatre at 400 Harvard Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, October 10-26, 2014. Tickets are $42 for reserved cocktail table seating.  For tickets, or more information, call (617) 354-7467 or

FRI  Oct. 10* SAT Oct. 11 SUN  Oct. 12 Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre

FRI  Oct. 17 SAT Oct. 18 SUN  Oct. 19
THU Oct. 23 FRI  Oct. 24 SAT Oct. 25 SUN  Oct 26

The remainder of the Season at a glance:

THE NUTCRACKER (November 28-December 21, 2014)
Performances of The Nutcracker will take place this Holiday Season at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center (Nov. 28-30), The Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge (Dec.4-14), and The Strand Theater, Dorchester (Dec.19-21).
(February 6-22, 2015)
  Sound Secrets (2010)  - Bela Bartok, Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
  Released (2014) - Ferruccio Busoni/Bach Concerto for Keyboard and Strings in D Minor
  Danzones Balleticos (2004) Various Cuban composers

(March 13-29, 2015)
  Time Beyond Time (2005) - Olivier Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time
  Pagano y No (2011) – Aruan Ortiz, Santiarican Blues Suite
  Vanished Verses (2013) – JS Bach, Cello Suite in D major

(April 17-May 10, 2015)
  House of Ballet (1993) – Alfred Schnittke, Gogol Suite
  Back to Bach (2002) - JS Bach, Piano Concerto in G minor

For more information on the Season, including tickets and subscription packages, call (617) 354-7467 or Programming is subject to change.

About Jose 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 29 years, Cuban-born Artistic Director and Founder, José Mateo has developed his unique vision 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 in both its Young Dancers Program and Open Class Program for Adults. 

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

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Posted: August 27, 2014    Nancy J Conrad