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Sun, Oct 30



Master Class with Ihsan Rustem

Join Ballare Carmel for a master class with world-renowned, Zurich-based choregrapher Ihsan Rustem. Designed for experienced movers, this class will include a warmup and repertory.

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Master Class with Ihsan Rustem
Master Class with Ihsan Rustem

Time & Location

Oct 30, 2022, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT

Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921, USA

About the Experience

Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet and work with one of the most acclaimed choreographers in the world in an intimate, fun, and friendly atmosphere. 

Ihsan is in Carmel for two weeks for the world premiere of Just Don't End Up In The Pine Cone, Honey. Performances will take place at the Sunset Center on November 4th and 5th at 8:00pm. GET YOUR TICKETS! 


Ihsan Rustem was born in London, where he trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. Ihsan is the Co-Founder of Swiss-based dance company Cie. La Ronde, Resident Choreographer for NW Dance Project, and former Artistic Director of the Dance Art Studio Ballettschule Luzern.​

His work has earned numerous accolades, including Sadler’s Wells Global Dance Contest in 2012, the Public Prize at the 25th International Competition for Choreographers Hannover, and Dance Magazine's 2017 Readers' Choice Award for Best Collaboration. Rustem was the 2014 recipient of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's International Commissioning Project and named an Up & Coming Choreographer by Nederlands Dans Theater during their 2018/19 season. In 2021 he joined the Jury of the prestigious Prix de Lausanne.

Collaborations include Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, National Ballet of Chile, Ballet Moscow, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2, Istanbul State Ballet MDT, Tanz Luzerner Theater, Konzert Theater Bern, Whim W'Him Seattle, Ballett Augsburg, Thuringer Staatsballett, Theater St Gallen, Staatstheater Braunschweig Tanztheater, Kazan State Opera and Ballet, Koblenz Ballet, Ballet Regensburg, Repertory Dance Theater Utah, Würzburg Ballet, Siberian State Ballet,  Salt Contemporary Dance USA, Moving Arts Cincinnati, Ballare Carmel, Arts Umbrella Dance Company Vancouver, National Youth Dance Company, Palucca Hochschule Dresden, The Rambert School, Codarts and ZHdK. He was a featured choreographer for Russia's popular TV show 'The Bolshoi Ballet'.​

From 2000-2014 Ihsan Rustem was a dancer with the Ballet Theater Munich, Introdans, State Theater Bern Ballet, Tanz Luzerner Theater and Adventures in Motion Pictures. He originated roles in creations by Wayne McGregor, Hofesh Shechter, Alexander Ekman, Matthew Bourne, Stijn Celis, Patrick Delcroix, Cayetano Soto, Felix Landerer, Cathy Marston and worked with choreographers Mats Ek, Jiri Kylián, Paul Lightfoot / Sol Leon, Hans van Manen and William Forsythe, amongst others.​


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