BalletX is thrilled to welcome the return of Nicolo Fonte’s Beautiful Decay, the company’s first-ever full-evening work commissioned in 2013. Inspired by a series of Mark Goleblowski’s 3-D photographs of exotic flowers, Beautiful Decay takes audiences on an intimate journey exploring the connection between memory and the physical transformation of growing older. Fonte’s work features two senior guest dancers, sets by Mimi Lien (Obie Award Winner, 2015 MacArthur Fellow), and the sounds of Vivaldi, Max Richter, and Olafur Arnalds. At its premiere in 2013 The Dance Journal raved Beautiful Decay “is not only an evening of explosive, athletic dance that leaves the audience speechless after just the first act, but also a witty and sophisticated meditation on the passing of time.” Nicolo Fonte has created or staged his ballets for several notable companies, including The Dutch National Ballet, Houston Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Ballet West, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Stuttgart Ballet, The Australian Ballet, The Göteborg Ballet, The Finnish National Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, The Perm Tchaikovsky Ballet, The Washington Ballet, Ballett Mainz, Ballett Nürnberg, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, TANZ Ensemble Cathy Sharp, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Tulsa Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal and Queensland Ballet. He is currently the Resident Choreographer for Ballet West and Oregon Ballet Theatre.