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Commissions

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.

New Work    (Still  in  progress)  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  (Scheduled for Spring of 2022)  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.

New Work  (Scheduled for Summer of 2022)  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.