imPerfect Dancers Company in the press

“...The world premiere of Walter Matteini and Ina Broeckx’s latest creation was greeted with thunderous applause. The imPerfect Dancers Company has magnificently staged the existential struggle between secret egos, sublime poetry, fears and aggressive anger, mounting in a continuous crescendo of alternating emotions, linked by a common thread. Imagination and innovation take full flight in the extraordinary choreography, in which every step and every movement is imbued with the stereotypical image of the Black Swan that dwells within each one of us...”
Eliconie, Maria Luisa Runti

“...One thing is certain: no-one will be immune from the deep emotional involvement generated by this performance. An unusual post-modernist adaptation of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet Swan Lake. Definitely not to be missed!”
Egg Magazine, Maria Chiara Gori

“...To stage the ‘Diary of Anne Frank’ through the gestures of dance is quite a challenge but imPerfect Dancers Company has pulled it off, offering a performance of deeply felt, heart-wrenching emotion, illustrated through Walter Matteini’s superb, enthralling choreography. The words and thoughts of Anne Frank take shape and form and become intense movements and an interpretation of her haunting and melancholic poetical writings. Moments of cathartic lyricism and sublimation are interrupted by moments of strong dramatic impact, such as the chilling scene with gas masks or the loud barking of a dog. There are memories and emotions flowing between dream and reality, between the desire to live and the realisation that death lurks around every corner...”
Eliconie, Maria Luisa Runti

“I had to remind myself to breathe as I was completely drawn into the raw emotion and energy of the Italian troupe, imPerfect Dancers.”
Gabrielle Narsted about The Unseen Garden in the Vancouver Observer | Read the full review

“Istante has left audiences in wonder on three continents, with standing ovations in Europe, Africa and South America.”

“This Italian contemporary dance company has charmed Uruguay.”
Montevideo Gazette of Uruguay

“Madame Butterfly's Son is a unique piece that has already earned its reputation as an international sensation.”
Badische Neueste Nachrichten, Karlsruhe

“Great interpreters of contemporary dance demonstrating extraordinary skill.”
“Seeing imPerfect Dancers Company was to witness an emotional journey of great depth.”

La Gazzetta di Parma

“A wonderful success. The music of Vivaldi and Stravinsky meet the beauty and passion of one of Europe's most highly regarded and technically gifted dance companies.”
La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno

“Italy’s imPerfect Dancers made their U.S. debut Saturday with a forceful performance alternately fueled by deep feeling and absurdism ... If there’s imperfection here, it’s not in the dancing but in the inherent tension of condensing such complex emotions into an hour of movement.”
The Washington Post

“The choreography is edgy, vigorous and emphatic. With beautiful, surreal details sparingly depicted, where tragedy and stark reality alternate with subtle humour.”
Mittelbayerische Zeitung about Istante

“A highly complex and highly sensitive production. It’s incredible how flexible a person can be – and how utterly vulnerable.”
Mittelbayerische Zeitung about Istante

"Walter Matteini and his imPerfect Dancers have scaled new heights with ‘Thinking Outside the Box’ at the Regensburg Tanztage Dance Festival ... ‘Thinking Outside the Box’ is about breathing, experiencing, looking, feeling, remembering, being shocked; it’s about making a powerful statement. A true dance tour de force."

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