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In addition to presenting extraordinary existing works, Carmel Dance Festival commissions new works by emerging and established choreographers. 

The first commission will be a piece choreographed by Ihsan Rustem for Ballare Carmel. The creation will take place early this autumn and be first glimpsed during the soft launch of the much-anticipated ensemble at Hidden Valley on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at 7:00pm. 

The second commission will be choreographed by Clementine Deluy for the Wisdom Project. The creation will take place at Hidden Valley with a presentation of the piece on Saturday, November 20th, 2021 at 7:00pm.