Luminarium's annual feature productions, outreach projects, and work in the greater Boston community are continuously applauded in the press. The company has been favorably reviewed and profiled by noteworthy publications including: The Boston Globe, Boston Arts Review, Mount Holyoke Alumnae Quarterly Magazine, Improper Bostonian, MetroWest Daily News, Boston Events Insider, and South Shore Critics, among other.


Press highlights include:

  • Improper Bostonian: Guerra and Holman are hailed as "unsung heroes," with Luminarium featured as one of ten "stellar organizations" in the Boston arts scene.

  • The Boston Globe:

    Secrets & Motion is highlighted as Critic's Pick twice and is featured in the annual Fall Arts Preview (2013)  

    ChoreoFest is featured as Editor's Pick (2012) and Critic's Pick (2013)

    Mythos:Pathos is featured twice as Editor’s Pick (2012)


We welcome you to peruse our press coverage below to learn more about Luminarium's work in the greater Boston dance community. If you are a member of the press looking for images or to set up an interview, please contact Merli V. Guerra at

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August 9, 2016

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November 14, 2016

Luminarium Dance Company Inspires Transcendence in Face of Uncertainty

Hannah Bresnahan

Everything She Wrote

November 13, 2016

For many of us, the upending of the world as we’ve known it following the results of the Presidential Election may not have seemed a very fruitful...

November 23, 2015

"Spektrel" shines in the limelight

Marjorie LaPrade

November 23, 2015

Going to the Boston Ballet's production of “The Nutcracker” is a time honored tradition in some circles. They have run dates from Black Friday, Nov. 27 through New Years Eve, Dec. 31, 2015....

November 4, 2015

"Spektrel" Spectacular

Gillian Daniels

New England Theatre Geek

November 4, 2015

Spektrel is four stories sewn together, a series of modern dances united by themes of self-realization and independence. More broadly, it’s about millennials that have figured out what they wa...

October 30, 2015

Fall, and Rise Again

Celina Colby

Trends & Tolstoy

October 30, 2015

Luminarium has done it again with another spectacular performance. Spektrel, which plays tonight and tomorrow night at the Multicultural Center for the Arts in Cambridge, is an intricate masterwork of ligh...

October 29, 2015

Shadows and light in Luminarium Dance's "Spektrel"


Jeffrey Gantz

The Boston Globe

October 29, 2015


CAMBRIDGE — In the dance world these days, making it to your fifth season is no small achievement. And Luminarium Dance Company, which was founded in 2010 by Merli V. Guerr...

August 7, 2015

Somerville Celebrates Cosplay


Arick Wong


August 7, 2015


Sailor Moon, Luigi and Avatar: The Last Airbender were only some of the characters recognized at the first Summer Cosplay Celebration in Somerville on August 1. Hosted at the Center for Arts at the Armory, th...

December 16, 2014

The Sleeprunner


Kilian Melloy

EDGE Boston

December 16, 2014


If you attended the sold-out run of Luminarium Dance Company's The Sleeprunner, which took place at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge and ran from Dec. 5-13, ending this past weekend, then you'll know w...

December 9, 2014

I'll Be in the Luminarium:

A Dance Company Burns the Midnight Oil


By Jessica Ellen Monk

Arlington Advocate

December 9, 2014


Another year, another opening night for Luminarium Dance, this time with The Sleeprunner. And as I love to point out, the dance/lighting design comp...