Beautiful Decay

JUNE 5 – 13, 2020
Newmark Theatre

1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205


Important information about this performance

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Performance Schedule

Friday, June 5 – 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 6 – 2:00 PM

Saturday, June 6 – 7:30 PM

Sunday, June 7 – 2:00 PM

Thursday, June 11 – 7:30 PM

Friday, June 12 – 7:30 PM

Saturday, June 13 – 7:30 PM

Ageless Beauty

OBT’s Resident Choreographer Nicolo Fonte debuted the vivacious Beautiful Decay in 2015 to extraordinary acclaim. Fonte described his inspiration for the work, “When thinking about a series of photographs of very much dead but still very vibrant flowers — these flowers were so full of movement, and retained such a potent identity and some sense of ‘self,’ that the beauty evident in the decay was to me both noble and touching.” Since its OBT debut, Beautiful Decay has been performed around the country and now, as part of OBT’s 30th anniversary season, returns with national recognition.

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.” – The Dance Journal

Choreography by Nicolo Fonte
Music by Antonio Vivaldi, Max Richter, Ólafur Arnalds
Guest Artists, Diana Byer and Gregg Bielemeier


Previews & Reviews

A Dance for the Ages
by Marty Hughley

The Sets and Costumes of Beautiful Decay
by Brook Manning

Run Time

Approximately 1 hours and 49 minutes, including a 25 minute intermission.

Refund Policy

Please note that all sales are final. There are no refunds. If you find that you are unable to attend your performance, you may exchange your seats, pending availability, for another date in the performance run. For assistance, please call 503-222-5538. If you have purchased your tickets through Ticketmaster, you will need to call their customer service directly at 800-653-8000.

Header Image: Jessica Lind and Brian Simcoe | Photo by Christopher Peddecord