It’s striking how well you come to know the dancers during the performance. Separated only by a bit of floor space, the audience is wrapped into the experience as if invited into the home of friends.

Iris Fanger, Patriot Ledger

… The Sanctuary Theatre inside the Old Cambridge Baptist Church provides an almost religious experience. The seats are so close that you can see every slash of muscle, hear each clack of a pointe shoe, and practically feel the performers’ exhalations. The intimacy lends Mateo’s dynamic choreography a raw power that’s compulsively watchable, whether you’re a ballroom expert or have two left feet.

Best of Boston 2011, Boston Magazine