FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BalletX Presents The Premier Party:
A Celebration of World Premiere Choreography
An evening of festivities and auction
featuring special guest choreographer Nicolo Fonte
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
PHILADELPHIA—BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, will hold its annual fundraiser on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 6:00pm to 9:30pm at Top of the Tower, 1717 Arch Street, 50th Floor, Philadelphia, PA. A festive evening complete with wine tasting by Moore Brothers Wine Company, live musical performance by Philadelphia band Sunshine Superman, and a silent & live auction featuring the best of Philadelphia’s restaurants, shows, and more, The Premier Party benefits BalletX’s mission to produce new works that expand the vocabulary of classical dance for all audiences. Special guest, choreographer Nicolo Fonte, will speak of his upcoming World Premiere ballet, Beautiful Decay, for BalletX’s Summer Series 2013 in July, and Co-Artistic Directors Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan will reveal exclusive highlights of the 2013-2014 Season.
The Premier Party is sponsored by Moore Brothers Wine Company, Pravda Vodka, Victory Brewery, and Top of the Tower, where the newly renovated Vista Room offers BalletX guests stunning nighttime views of Philadelphia from the 50th Floor.
To purchase tickets, visit www.balletx.org/premierparty or call 215.893.9456 x128. Limited press tickets are available. For reservations, contact Johnny Van Heest at 215.893.9456 x102 or email email@example.com.
For questions about sponsorship, auction, and advertising opportunities, contact Dan Cooperman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.893.9456 x128.
Choreographer Nicolo Fonte is recognized worldwide for his daring and original approach to choreography. He has danced with prestigious companies in New York, Montreal, and Madrid, and has choreographed works for international companies including the Dutch National Ballet and Australian Ballet. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has called Fonte “a thinker, an architect who creates the new rather than reinventing the old. He is a master of manipulating space and creating relationships.” Merilyn Jackson of The Philadelphia Inquirer has proclaimed his work “too important to be unknown to Philadelphia ballet lovers.”
Beautiful Decay will be BalletX’s first evening-length ballet by a guest choreographer. Complete with costumes and set, it will explore through dance what it means for an individual to grow older. Beautiful Decay will receive its world premiere at Summer Series 2013 on July 10-14 at The Wilma Theater and will mark Fonte’s company debut with BalletX.
BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, unites distinguished choreographers with an outstanding company of world-class dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. The daring vision of its award-winning founders and artistic directors, Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX challenges the boundaries of classical ballet by encouraging formal experimentation while preserving rigorous technique. The Company is committed to producing new works of the highest quality and integrity that bring the combined visions of choreographers and dancers to life and cultivate in audiences a collective appetite for bold new dance.
John Van Heest, Public Relations Manager