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July 8, 2013

BalletX Presents The World Premiere Of Beautiful Decay, The Contemporary Troupe’s First Evening-Length Work, July 10-14

Philadelphia's always-exciting contemporary ballet troupe BalletX performs its first evening-length performance, Beautiful Decay, this week. (Photo by Alexander Iziliaev)

Philadelphia’s dynamic contemporary dance troupe BalletX never fails to entertain its audiences with remarkable moves and extraordinary spectacles of athleticism, agility and musicality.

Since founding the company in 2005, co-artistic directors Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan have been committed to producing progressive dance and have debuted dozens of new works, expanding BalletX’s repertoire with more than 30 world premieres of contemporary choreography.

Now, the company takes a notable leap into exciting new territory with its summer series and the world premiere of Beautiful Decay, an evening-length ballet set to take the stage at The Wilma Theater July 10-14.

Choreographed by Nicolo Fonte, who has created works for companies the world over, Beautiful Decay represents the first full-length work to be choreographed for BalletX and a departure from the company’s familiar program of several short pieces.

Fonte is known in the dance world for his boundary-pushing approach and original style of choreography. That creative spirit, coupled with the company’s incredible ability and underscored by fantastic sets, lighting and costumes, is sure to generate a tremendous theater-going experience.

Interested in supporting BalletX outside of the theater? This month, Bridgette Mayer Gallery stages Benefit Exhibition for BalletX, an expansive group exhibition to support the company.

Opening July 9 and running through August 9, more than 200 local, regional and international artists will exhibit 400 works at the gallery, with 20 percent or more of sales going to BalletX.

Tickets for Beautiful Decay are available online, so jump on plans to catch one of just six performances now and don’t miss a single plié.

BalletX presents Beautiful Decay
When: July 10-14
Where: The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street
Cost: $22-$35
More info: www.balletx.org

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