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Upcoming Performances


May 6 at 2pm and May 13 at 6pm

For the Love of Dance  FUNraister with simon bull


Carmel Dance Festival is honored and elated to collaborate with esteemed artist SIMON BULL to provide joy, beauty, and thought-provoking entertainment for our community through extraordinary art.

Our resident dancers from Ballare Carmel will perform, Simon Bull will paint, and then the dancers and Simon will interconnect; fusing dancing and painting. Don't miss this unique opportunity to collect Simon Bull's original artwork while supporting a great cause. Proceeds will provide scholarships for promising dancers and fellowships for emerging choreographers; helping foster the future of dance. After the performance, enjoy wine, charcuterie, and meeting the artists.


The exclusive event (limited capacity) on May 13 will sell out, so don't wait to get your tickets!

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Past Performances

November 4-5 @ 8pm

triple world premiere

at the Sunset Center

Ballare Carmel will perform 3 WORLD PREMIERES by prominent choreographers; Brooklyn-based Jennifer Archibald with special guest Maddox Haberdasher, Zurich-based Ihsan Rustem with set design by Mark Baer, & Los Angeles-based James Gregg with live violin by Edwin Huizinga.

August 5-6 @ 6pm and August 7 @ 3pm

the outer gate at Folktale Winery & Vineyards

Ballare Carmel performed "The Outer Gate" by Noelle Kayser at the second annual Carmel Dance Festival. The choreography (inspired by the electrifying lives of Carmel's notable Bohemian women, Nora May French, Carrie Sterling, and Vera Connolly) galvanized the stunning grounds; dazzling the audience.

April 14 @ 6:30pm

Fun-raiser at Blue Fox Cellars

Ballare Carmel's first annual FUNraiser included a solo performance by trainee Celia Rammel, excerpts of Ihsan Rustem's Just Don't End Up In The Pine Cone, Honey, and a preview of James Gregg's Here Lies set to Bach's Chaconne played by fiddle master Edwin Huizinga. 

March 11 @ 7:30pm and March 12 @ 3pm & 7:30pm

YES! Dance Festival

Ballare Carmel performed excerpts of Ihsan Rustem's Just Don't End Up In The Pine Cone, Honey in Richmond, VA, at the Firehouse Theatre.

September 18 @ 6:30pm

Launch Party 

at Hidden Valley Music Seminars

Ballare Carmel launched with an intimate performance featuring works by Ihsan Rustem and Skye Schmidt. The launch party included a silent auction and wine reception with the artists.

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