Canada's Ballet Jorgen commissions Jose Carret to create a new work for the company!
March 3, 2021
CBJ Commissions Award-Winning Choreographer and Dancer Jose Angel Carret for New Work
"Several years ago I was invited to create a solo and a duet for CBJ's "Solos and Duets" program, and the dancers I worked with were very talented and inspiring. I am very excited and honored to have been invited again to create a new piece for the company, I cannot wait to start rehearsals with CBJ's talented dancers."
Cuban born Mr. Carret is an award-winning choreographer and principal dancer who has created more than 60 original works. He was as principal dancer and choreographer at Danza Espiral from Matanzas, Cuba, and performed many renowned Cuban choreographers’ works such as Narciso Medina’s piece Metamorphosis, a Cuban modern classic. He has created choreography for the International Ballet competitions in Cuba and for the Youth America Grand Prix international competition (2018) held in Canada.
Left: Danza Espiral in Matanzas Cuba, Mr. Carret dancing one of his pieces titled Oxigen. Right: Last Encounter at CBJ.
Mr. Carret performed at the International Ballet Festival of Cuba in the city of Matanzas. One of his works "Invernal" was performed during a special gala in which Prima Ballerina Absoluta Alicia Alonso was given a Dance Award. Mr. Carret received many awards as a principal dancer and choreographer, given by prestigious dance artists in Cuba such as Narciso Medina, Clara Luz Rodriguez, and Ramiro Guerra among others.
Carret first shared his unique Cuban dance style and heritage with Canadian audiences in 2005 as a guest dancer with Decidedly Jazz Dance Works (Calgary) and dance Immersion’s Erie Music Festival (2010). His many credits include permanent guest teaching and choreographing for Toronto’s Ballet Creole School and Company and guest choreographer for Canada’s Ballet Jörgen.
"Jose is a passionate artist who brings beautiful physicality meshed with powerful emotions to his creations. He will challenge our artists to reach deep inside themselves and to dance on the edge!"
- Bengt Jörgen, C.M., Artistic Director
Funding provided by the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Arts Council.