In addition to presenting extraordinary existing works, Carmel Dance Festival commissions new works by emerging and established choreographers.
"Just Don't End Up In The Pine Cone, Honey." by Ihsan Rustum
In the fall of 2021, Carmel Dance Festival commissioned Zurich-based choreographer Ihsan Rustem to make a work for our resident company, Ballare Carmel at Hidden Valley on Saturday, September 18th.
"Here Lies" by James Gregg
In the winter of 2022, Carmel Dance Festival commissioned Los Angeles -based choreographer James Gregg to make a new work for Ballare Carmel to Bach's masterpiece Chaconne, played by violinist Edwin Huizinga.
New Work by Jennifer Archibald
In the spring of 2022, Carmel Dance Festival will commission Brooklyn -based choreographer Jennifer Archibald to make a new work for Ballare Carmel.
"The Outer Gate" by Noelle Kayser
In the summer of 2022, Carmel Dance Festival will commission Chicago -based choreographer Noelle Kayser to make a new work for Ballare Carmel.
The Wisdom Project with Clementine Deluy
This creation for dancers aged 40 and better was originally scheduled for the fall of 2021. It was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Check back in 2023 for new dates.