Carmel Dance Festival and the Sunset Center present

PARA.MAR Dance Theatre

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6:30 PM     | Friday Evening Performance, paired with wine and hors d'ouevres

2:00 PM     | Saturday Matinee

6:30 PM     | Saturday Evening Performance, paired with wine and hors d'ouevres

2:00 PM     | Sunday Matinee

About PARA.MAR Dance Theatre

PARA.MAR Dance Theater is a Chicago-based contemporary ballet company that was founded in 2020. In naming PARA.MAR Dance Theatre, founder and artistic director Stephanie Martinez attached her last name to Spanish prefix para, an ode to her individual identity and broader Mexican heritage. Para, meaning together, with, and for, stands to represent why and how the company exists and creates. Along with its goal of continuing innovation in dance as an essential mode of human expression, PARA.MAR finds its center in the unique identities of its artists and audiences, providing performances grounded in excellence and accessibility. PARA.MAR strives to be truly representative of the audiences it serves, focusing on equity in the curation of dance artists, dance makers, and the administrative team.

 

Matinee performances:

The PARA.MAR Dance Theatre programme will include the West Coast premieres of “kiss,” choreographed by Stephanie Martinez, a new solo for Princess Grace Award winner Ching Ching Wong by Lucas Crandall, and a much anticipated quintet by Jennifer Archibald. Enhance your dance goers experience by attending the pre-show Coffee & Conversation with Carmel Dance Festival's Co-Founder Lillian Barbeito and PARA.MAR Dance Theatre's Artistic Director Stephanie Martinez to learn more about this exciting contemporary ballet company and their creation process from 1:30-1:50 pm PST.

Evening performances:

 

The PARA.MAR Dance Theatre programme will include the West Coast premieres of “kiss,” choreographed by Stephanie Martinez, a new solo for Princess Grace Award winner Ching Ching Wong by Lucas Crandall, and a much anticipated quintet by Jennifer Archibald. During this jovial affair, each dance piece will be paired with wine and hors d'oeuvres and enhanced by insights about the work by Artistic Director Stephanie Martinez.

Master classes:

During their time in Monterey County, PARA.MAR Dance Theatre    will offer two classes and a workshop. For more information, click   HERE.

Refund/return policy:

All ticket sales are final. In the case of drizzle or light rain, it shall be assumed that the class and/or performance will go on as scheduled unless otherwise announced by Carmel Dance Festival and the Sunset Cultural Center via email and our websites. In cases of extreme weather that compromises the safety of audience members/participants/artists which includes hard rain, high winds, lightning, thunder and/or flooding, the event will be cancelled and you will be given 100% credit (less the box office fees) to attend a future Carmel Dance Festival presentation.

 

Gathering guidelines:

  • Current outdoor gathering/capacity guidelines will be followed.

  • All tickets must be purchased online (no physical tickets will be issued).

  • Individuals are to self-identify and stay at home if symptomatic. 

  • Face coverings over nose and mouth must be worn if unvaccinated.

  • All staff and volunteers will be fully vaccinated. 

  • With the exception of those living within the same household, attendees will remain socially distanced.

  • Hand Sanitizer will be provided at several stations.

  • All shared surfaces will be sanitized between performances. 

 

Parking options:

  • $20 Valet Parking 

  • Park for free and walk

  • Park for free and take open-air shuttle to event

 

FREE PARKING is located  next door to the Orchid and Bonsai store in beautiful Carmel Valley off of Carmel Valley Road, just less than half a mile east from Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club and 3.5 miles east from Carmel’s Barnyard Shopping Center. The address is 7180 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, CA 93923. 

Special Thanks 

Carmel Dance Festival is fortunate to benefit from generous in-kind donations from the following:

Mackillie Farm

Spencer's Stationary

Carmel Coffee Roasters

The festival's inaugural offerings  featuring PARA.MAR Dance Theatre are graciously sponsored by:

Sunset Cultural Center

The Classical Girl

The Dance Center