Beautiful Decay

April 8 – 10, 2022
Newmark Theatre

If ever there was a moment to reflect on the passing of time and our connections to each other, it is after the year we’ve all collectively just lived through.

When Resident Choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s Beautiful Decay premiered in Portland in 2016, it was met with rapturous applause and audiences that were blown away by this incredibly entertaining and ultimately touching full-evening work. Weaving together high-wire athleticism, poetic stagecraft, and much beloved music, Fonte succeeds in creating an unforgettable experience that stays with the viewer long after the curtain has come down. Portland contemporary dance icon Gregg Bielemeier and former principal ballerina and New York Theatre Ballet founder Diana Byer perform alongside OBT company members, evoking the sense that although age may bring a more fragile state – it is one that resonates nonetheless with the power, beauty and memory of robust youth.

Showtimes & Tickets

Friday, April 8 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 9 | 2:00 PM
Saturday, April 9 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 10 | 2:00 PM
Sunday, April 10 | 7:30 PM

Advance tickets available now to 2021/22 season subscribers only. Learn more HERE

Individual tickets will go on sale November 1, 2021.


Beautiful Decay

A full length contemporary ballet in two acts

Choreography: Nicolo Fonte
Music: Antonio Vivaldi, Max Richter, Olafur Arnalds

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