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MATTHEW ROMANTINI

Woodwards Production Studio

Crumbling

The human desire to transcend the mundane permeates this work, choreographed by Barbara Bourget for Matthew Romantini. Using imagistic movement, sound and text, Crumbling juxtaposes strength and vulnerability, the meeting of the other-worldly and the senses in the body, and pushes the body’s expressive qualities and communication with the audience. The piece digs into the creative desire to ascend and the destructive desire to crash – the impulse to destroy even oneself in the service of transformation.

About Matthew Romantini
Matthew Romantini is a multi-faceted professional, working in the fields of Performing Arts (Dance, Theatre and Staging of Orchestral Concerts), Yoga (Therapeutic Yoga, Moksha, Yin, Vinyasa and Hatha), and Voice. He teaches effective communication and voice to Yoga and fitness instructors. He is also a Teaching Assistant at York University and hosts coaching, workshops and retreats live and online in his fields. These areas all cross-pollinate and he is interested in the intersections between them. Matthew is led by the desire for transformation in his audiences and client base, and bases all his yoga, artistic and educational decisions on that intention. LEARN MORE

Performer: Matthew Romantini
Choreographer: Barbara Bourget
Music: George Crumb

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“ The power of the work is that it gives us enough to spur the imagination into new territory, and is simple enough to hold our attention... Bourget brings out the most compelling and natural moments, coaching her dancer to reveal mundane moments in a lively, attentive manner. ” —Eury Chang – The Dance Current – September15, 2014
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