A review of Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre by Karen Campbell in The Boston Globe.
The larger sections of “Vanished Verses” don’t fare as well. The risk in choreographing to music with Bach’s exacting rhythmic impulse is that it casts irregularities of timing in sharp relief, and the company’s corps was lax. However, Mateo frankly admits in the program notes that the new work “miraculously emerged from barely two weeks of rehearsals,” so hopefully this new ballet will polish well with time. It has promise.