Beasts
WORLD PREMIERE 2015 
Nicolo Fonte
Henrik Schwarz Joby Talbot Ella Fitzgerald Olafur Arnalds Pete Townshend Bryce Dessner Pink Martini Olafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott Patti Smith Debussy
80 minutes
The Wilma Theater

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities…still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
Charles Darwin

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"It’s an enthralling performance that transcends its philosophical underpinnings and allows us to understand the possibilities within contemporary ballet."
THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST

"Wonderful, wonderful - and yet again - wonderful. Wednesday's world premiere of Beasts, an evening-length work made for BalletX by Nicolo Fonte, was so good, I wanted to see it again while it was still happening."
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

"Beasts explores violence, sexuality, humor, and much more, set to a collage of music by artists from Ella Fitzgerald to Débussy. Yet, Fonte pulls it all together, with flattering costumes designed by Christine Darch, a versatile set from newly minted MacArthur "genius" Mimi Lien, and Drew Billiau's innovative lighting."
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
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