José Mateo Ballet Theatre is opening its 2012-13 season with “Mysterious Arrangements.” Mateo in his program note says the phrase refers “to the intriguing, ever-changing choreographic positionings of the performers,” as well as to “the complex relationships that the dancers’ physical interactions describe.” He could, of course, be talking about any choreography, from Merce Cunningham to George Balanchine. At the Sanctuary Theatre Sunday afternoon, Mateo ran closer to Balanchine, in three works that ranged from mysterious to mystifying.
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