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Jose Mateo's UNBRIDLED to Open 2/14

Jose Mateo's UNBRIDLED to Open 2/14

José Mateo Ballet Theatre continues the Company's remarkable 28th Season with a concert of stunning original ballets by New England's celebrated dance-maker, José Mateo. Unbridled (Feb.14-March 2) warms up winter's cold with three of Mateo's most popular ballets that explore the passion and complexities of human relationships. Unbridled is the second of a four-concert repertory series at the glorious Sanctuary Theatre, 400 Harvard St, Harvard Square, Cambridge. UNBRIDLED (February 14-March 2, 2014) Press Night: Fri, Feb. 21 Great musical works from the Classical, Romantic and Modern styles are the forces behind this program of three Mateo favorites that will escort you to varied personal realms of love, courtship and sensuality. Take a journey through dance's vast range of dramatic expression from the emotionally restrained to the passionately unbridled.

Unbridled features Mateo's intimate and deeply passionate Schubert Adagio, set to Franz Schubert's Quintet in C. The ballet has become one of Mateo most popular and acclaimed works since its premiere in 1991 at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. While deceptively wrapped in the alluring formal patterns of classical ballet, Mozart Concerto (premiered 1991), set to Mozart's Piano Concerto #20, unsuspectingly takes audiences to the more private realm of personal emotion. Sound Secrets (premiered 2010) features a woman haunted by her own guilt about her disloyalty to a lover who is himself unashamedly disloyal, set to Béla Bartok's Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. The 28th Company Season offers Boston audiences a thrilling theater experience with cabaret-style seating, cocktails during the show and an extraordinarily close-up view of the dancers. 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.

Tickets Unbridled opens at the stunning Sanctuary Theatre at 400 Harvard Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, February 14-March 2, 2014. Tickets are $40 for reserved cocktail table seating. For tickets, or more information, call (617) 354-7467 or www.BalletTheatre.org. FRI Feb. 14 8:00 pmSAT Feb. 15 8:00pmSUN Feb. 16 4:00 pmTHU Feb. 20 8:00 pm FRI Feb. 21 8:00 pmSAT Feb 22 8:00 pm SUN Feb. 23 4:00 pmFRI Feb. 28 8:00 pmSAT March 1 8:00 pm SUN March 2 4:00 pm The remainder of the Season at a glance: SILFENT CURRENTS (March 21-April 6, 2014) Be swept away by these dances about the relentless tides that define life's cyclical nature. Be closely drawn in to peer into the troubled soul of one protagonist trapped by her incurable obsession, then cast back to marvel at the shifting abstract patterns of an entire community rapt by the compelling rhythms of three very different masterful scores.Press Night: Fri., March 28

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