Crumbling

“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… With this work, there seems to be a hopeful future in this unique theatrical dance form: hopefully it won’t be the last solo Romantini offers to dance audiences.”
– The Dance Current

 

Twelfth Night
Classical Theatre Project

“Tears seemed to be the only remedy for relief from the sidesplitting and even, at one point, show-stopping hilarity. The actor playing Malvolio (Matthew Romantini) hit such a chord of funny bones at one point that he was unable to continue over the din of laughter produced by this delighted audience.”
Malcolm J. Taylor, Blogger

 

Gorey Story
The Thistle Project

“The ensemble of Horne, Romantini, Cole J. Alvis, Whitney Barris, Tania McCartney, Ginette Mohr and Nathan Younger is a pleasure to watch – no one steals the show, everyone pulls her weight and, at times, they even breathe as one.”
– Sandra Alland, Xtra!

“…co-creator/performer Matthew Romantini ‘s choreography adds vivid life…”
 Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine

 

April 14, 1912
Theatre Rusticle

“For me, the success of April 14, 1912 hangs on Matthew Romantini’s death scene. Drowning in the sea, both legs and one hand are on the bare stage floor, but the rest of his body is convincingly in an environment hostile to human life. And he surrenders to it at last.”
Plank Magazine

“Phillips’ circling hand standing for his Marconi transmission of CQD, and later the new emergency call SOS, becomes more agitated with each coming, until his whole body literally transforms itself into the distress message itself.”
Paula Citron, the Globe and Mail

“Patrick Connor and Matthew Romantini’s …relationship is both amusing and touching.”
– The Coast

 

Just Out of Reach
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

“Romantini communicates through exquisite choreography.”
Broadway Baby

 

Psappho’s Sparrows
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

“Romantini is a dramatic presence both before and after his dance.”

“The theatrical high point was Romantini’s new dance “Lift,” performed with Iannis Xenakis’ “Psappha.” The dance was heart-rending in the intensity of its futile striving, a desperate energy that was well matched with the Xenakis.”
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

 

In The Wake
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble

“Press Release” [one piece of “In The Wake”] choreographed by Romantini and performed by four musicians, was beautifully wedded to Lang’s intricate music.”

“…What could possibly follow this heart-rending experience? The silent dance “Memories in Red” was Romantini’s final appearance, really a memory in this context. It was a daringly slow dance, performed with a great sense of timing and technical control, and filled with haunting sweetness and vulnerability, as well as some pride.”
Pittsburgh Tribune Review