For its summer season, BalletX is going all in with a full-length program by guest choreographer Nicolo Fonte. While the name may not elicit huge nods of instant recognition, Fonte — a former member of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal and Nacho Duato’s Compania Nacional de Danza — generates buzz on the international ballet scene for his detailed dances that deftly balance architectural design and poetic movement. His world premiere here, Beautiful Decay, explores how we change in both mind and body as we grow older. Featuring two longtime stalwarts of the Philly dance scene, Brigitta Herrmann and Manfred Fischbeck of Group Motion Dance, local dance pros will no doubt show up in force to catch this production, which should tell you something.
Through July 14, $22-$35, Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St., 215-546-7824, balletx.org.