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CAN DANCERS SAVE THE WORLD?
Cuban born Jose Mateo explores the ways dance artists are creating deliberate social change. While the arts have always had an impact on the way social order is perceived, many artists in today’s highly-connected global culture openly declare their intended commitment to “save the world” through their work. Experiments seem to proliferate in dance circles because the medium is so well suited to community building. How much impact do these artists really have and is their work done at the expense of artistic excellence and innovation?
José Mateo is one of the area’s most prolific choreographers and since 1986 Director of José Mateo Ballet Theatre. He was also one of the earlier pioneers of contemporary social entrepreneurism and in 2008 founded Dance for World Community, a set of programs that culminate in an annual Festival in Cambridge that has changed the way the Greater Boston area perceives the role of dance in its communities. The project brings together over 80 dance groups and other partners from diverse sectors to significantly amplify the social impact of dance on local community and beyond.
This Dance Barre enhances the experience of the Ballet Hispánico mainstage performance on Friday, April 12. Find out more here.