Press & Media Coverage - José Mateo Ballet Theatre
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October, 2021 – The Harvard Crimson
Community and Social Justice is the Main Act at the Dance for World Community Festival

September, 2021 – The Boston Globe
A dance festival celebrating humanity and inclusivity is coming to Harvard Square

August, 2020 – Boston Magazine
Best of Boston – 2020 Best Family-Friendly Show

April, 2020 –
ARTISTS ALONE: Dancers feel isolation of pandemic, says choreographer José Mateo

February, 2019 – Press Release
José Mateo Ballet Theatre Announces Dance Saturdays at the Sanctuary

July, 2018 – Boston Magazine
Best of Boston – Best Dance Troupe

June 3, 2018 – This is New England on NBC Boston (video)
New England Shares: Dance for World Community Festival

June 1, 2018 – Basic Black on WGBH (video)
The Challenges of Running a Dance Company in Boston

May 4 – Dance Studio Life Magazine
Dance for World Community Celebrates 10th Anniversary

April 30, 2018 –
An Appreciation of José Mateo’s New Classicism

April 24, 2018 – Dance Informa
José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s ‘Moving Violations’: Remembrances in movement

April 18, 2018 – WBUR The Artery
After 32 Years Directing His Ballet Theatre, José Mateo Shifts Focus to Education and Outreach

April 15, 2018 –
Final José Mateo Production is ‘Moving’

April 9, 2018 – Improper Bostonian
Encore! José Mateo on his next act

April 3, 2018 –
Last dance: With his company all grown up, José Mateo steps aside

March 5, 2018 –
Mateo’s ‘Stolen Hearts’ is a memorable affair

February 15, 2018 – The Boston Globe
For José Mateo, a new direction in dance

January 24, 2018 – JMBT Press Release
José Mateo Ballet Theatre announces long-term plan to grow Dorchester School and Dance for World Community as the organization prepares to launch a national search for Mateo’s successor as Artistic Director of the Performance Company.

December 28, 2017 – WCVB Channel 5 (Video)
The power of dance helps Cambridge girl flourish

December 25, 2017 – The Boston Herald
Final show of ‘The Nutcracker’ presented by José Mateo (Photo Gallery)

December 13, 2017 – Dance Informa
José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s ‘The Nutcracker’: Less can be more

December 4, 2017 – The Patriot Ledger
Mateo’s Ballet Theatre offers a cozy, charming ‘Nutcracker’

November 27, 2017 – The Boston Globe
Intimate Mateo ‘Nutcracker’ brings its own delights

November 21, 2017 – Wicked Local
Young Dancers Revel as Clara in Mateo’s ‘Nutcracker’

October 20, 2017 – The Dorchester Reporter
Dance Perfects Halloween Choreography

October 16, 2017 – The Harvard Crimson
José Mateo Ballet’s ‘Assault on the Senses’ Blends Vigor with Grace

October 7, 2017 – Take Magazine
#TakeAction: José Mateo Harnesses the Power of Dance

August 30, 2017 – Boston Magazine
Culture Vultures: Date Night Ideas to Help Love Take Flight

July 2017 – The Improper Bostonian
Boston’s Best – Arts & Entertainment

June 20, 2017 – CCTV
Dance for World Community Festival Recap

May 18, 2017 – Dance Informa
José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s ‘Inescapable Orbit’: Gravitational Dances

March 31, 2017 – Dance Informa
The surprise and the expected: José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Taking Flight

March 8, 2017 – Princeton Alumni Weekly
José Mateo ’74 and the ‘Underutilized Power of Dance’

February 20, 2017 – WCVB Channel 5, CityLine
Arts Leaders – José Mateo’s 30+ Year Career

February 20 – Conversations on Dance Podcast
José Mateo

February 15, 2017 – Gloucester Times
Dancing for Diversity

December 20, 2016 – Dance Informa
José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s ‘The Nutcracker’: Beauty in elegance

December 16, 2016 – WGBH News (audio)
José Mateo Ballet Theatre Performs Their 29th Annual Production of The Nutcracker

December 15, 2016 – NECN (video)
Ballerina Puts Her Heart Into ‘Nutcracker’ After Years of Surgeries

December 12, 2016 – The Boston Globe
Why I became a 10-foot-tall cross-dressing ‘dancer’

December 9, 2016 – The Boston Globe
Tiny dancer puts her heart into ‘Nutcracker’ role

December 6, 2016 – The Patriot Ledger
José Mateo’s ‘Nutcracker’ captures the spirit of the season

May 11, 2016 – The Boston Globe
Worlds collide in dramatic program from Mateo

May 9, 2016 – The Patriot Ledger
José Mateo ends 30th season with a flourish

April 10, 2016 – Wicked Local
Polished, strong Mateo troupe dazzles in latest program

April 1, 2016 – WGBH
Open Studio with Jared Bowen (skip to 7:13)

March 2, 2016 – Emertainment Monthly (Emerson College)
A Review of José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s The Cuba Files

February 21, 2016 – The Patriot Ledger
José Mateo pays tribute to Cuba in new ballet

February 18, 2016 – The Daily Free Press
José Mateo’s “The Cuba Files” fuses ballet and history

February 15, 2016 – The Boston Globe
Rhythms of Cuba from José Mateo

December 13, 2015 – The Boston Herald
Dorchester girl fulfills dream in ‘The Nutcracker’

December 5, 2015 – Boston Magazine
Meet the Nutcracker Princes of Boston

December 4, 2015 – Boston Magazine
Meet the Mouse Kings of Boston

December 3, 2015 – NECN (video)
Center Stage: ‘The Nutcracker” Returns to Boston

December 3, 2015 – Boston Magazine
Meet the Snow Queens of Boston

December 2, 2015 – Boston Magazine
Meet the Claras of Boston

December 1, 2015 – The Patriot Ledger
A ‘Nutcracker’ that’s intimate and charming from José Mateo

December 1, 2015 – Boston Magazine
Meet the Sugar Plum Fairies of Boston

November 30, 2015 – Chronicle (video)
Christmas Presence (skip to 2:27 mark)

November 25, 2015 – The Patriot Ledger
New-look ‘Nutcracker’ for José Mateo troupe

November 25, 2015 – The Improper Bostonian
Pointe of View: A fresh look for José Mateo’s Holiday Tradition

November 21, 2015 – The Boston Globe
Nutcracker on a bigger stage
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November 19, 2015 – The Cambridge Chronicle
José Mateo Ballet rings in 30 years with The Nutcracker

June 11, 2015 – NECN
Preview of the Dance for World Community Festival

April 26, 2015 – The Boston Globe
José Mateo Ballet Theatre explores time and ‘Spaces’

December 17, 2014 –
José Mateo’s Traditional ‘Nutcracker’ Brings Ballet to Greater Boston

December 16, 2014 – The Boston Globe
Dance Review: José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s ‘The Nutcracker’ at Sanctuary Theatre