Fall in Love with Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre's LOVE'S PULL

José Mateo Ballet Theatre continues its 31st Company season with Love's Pull, February 17-March 5, 2017 at The Sanctuary Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Love's Pull features three original works of love, lust and intrigue by 2017 Commonwealth Award recipient José Mateo. The concert also includes JMBT's new Wine Curation program with a wine selection curated by Jen Fields of Alden and Harlow.

A live theater experience like no other, Love's Pull offers reserved cabaret-style seating, beer and wine during the show, and the dancers so close you feel part of the beauty and drama onstage!

The Program:
In Our Minds (2016)
Juan Pinera, Trio Cervantino

The Sirens (1989)
Antonio Vivaldi, Concerto in A Minor

Vanished (2013)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Cello Suite in D Major

From Artistic Director José Mateo on the music featured in Love's Pull
Each performance of Love's Pull also honors the masterful creations by the composers represented. Bach's Cello Suite No. 6 (one of six suites rediscovered by the famous Spanish cellist Pablo Casals) is at once strikingly brilliant in form and deeply moving. Vivaldi's commanding and exuberant concerto, also extending into stirringly emotive ranges, is exemplary of the Venetian virtuoso's compositions that enlivened the music of the Baroque tradition so popular even today.

The music of contemporary Cuban composer Juan Piñera brings our program into the 21st century with Trio Cervantino. The composition has the clarity, soundness of structure and beauty we appreciate in classical music but with a sonic and dramatic range that speaks of the complexities of current day realities. The insight and creativity I find in his work continue to arouse my curiosity and inspire me to explore new directions. I look forward to one day meeting this intriguing composer, also my compatriot.

The Wine Curation for Love's Pull is provided by Jen Fields of Alden & Harlow

Tickets: $42 for reserved cabaret-style seating
The Sanctuary Theatre, 400 Harvard St., Harvard Square, Cambridge
Call (617) 354-7467 or http://www.ballettheatre.org/the-201617-season/
FRI Feb. 17, 24, March 3 8:00 pm
SAT Feb. 18,25, March 4 8:00 pm
SUN Feb. 19, 26, March 5 4:00 pm
THU March 2 8:00 pm

The Commonwealth Award
On Wednesday, February 15, JMBT's Founder and Artistic Director, José Mateo will receive the 2017 Commonwealth Award - the state's highest honor in the arts, humanities and sciences. This award, given out every two years, will honor Mr. Mateo's many achievements and his impact on the cultural enrichment of Massachusetts and its residents.

The remainder of the Season at The Sanctuary Theatre:

Taking Flight (March 24-April 9, 2017)
The Last Circus (1999), Stravinksy

Reverie (2003), Ravel

The Even and the Odd (2016), Clyne

Wine Curation by Morgan Carney at Grafton Street

Inescapable Orbit (April 28-May 14, 2017)
Risk of Repetition (2012), Glass

Still Waters (2002), Debussy


Wine Curation by Paul Manzelli at Bergamot

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 creator of Dance for World Community™, an initiative that builds community by expanding the role of dance in our culture. Over the past 31 years Cuban-born Founder/Artistic Director José Mateo has developed his unique vision to create a new model for an inclusive and socially responsible ballet organization that engages today's diverse audiences.

THE COMPANY, praised by local and national critics and hailed by Boston Magazine as "Best of Boston Dance Performance", regularly presents Mateo's highly acclaimed concerts at its Sanctuary Theatre in its home at Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Harvard Square. Its presentation of Mateo's treasured version of The Nutcracker at The Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston's Theatre District and The Strand Theatre in Dorchester offers an intimate, dance-focused, and affordable holiday experience.

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 new Dorchester studio. The Young Dancers Program provides expert training for students ages 3-18 and the Open Class Program for Adults offers Introduction to Ballet courses and daily drop-in classes for all levels.

DANCE FOR WORLD ™ makes dance accessible to thousands of children, families, and new audiences through several year-round outreach programs and its annual Dance for World Community Festival in June, a week-long indoor/outdoor festival in Harvard Square.

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