The Assembly is requesting submissions of existing works from choreographers for its fifth season show, an evening of contemporary dance and/or dance theater work to be presented in Orange County, CA, in June 2016. We will be reviewing two categories of submissions:

MOVE WITH US (LOCAL-ISH) – New work by OC-, LA-, or other California-based companies who are available to perform alongside The Assembly for three evenings in June 2016, including dress rehearsal. Works should be 10-30 minutes in length and created within the past two years. Chosen participant will be included in all promotional materials and will receive professional photography and video documentation of their work. Please submit video of the work in performance or rehearsal, if in progress. Exact dates TBD. Once accepted, the company will be responsible for a production fee of $275 for works under 15 minutes in length and $550 for works between 15 and 30 minutes in length.

MAKE OUR MOVES (FROM NEAR OR FAR) – Work by emerging or established choreographers for 3 to 6 dancers to be set, in person or remotely, on our company. Applicants may be based anywhere. Video footage of the complete work must be available, but edits may be made by the choreographer during the process of setting it. If working remotely, choreographer must be available to Skype during the rehearsal process. If working in-person, choreographer must be available to attend up to 10 hours of rehearsal, either intensively or throughout the process. (Exact schedule will be determined in the process of finalizing our selection.) Costumes, lighting design, and other aspects of the work will be created by and for our company with input from the chosen choreographer. They will receive a stipend and their application fee will be reimbursed. Submissions may be up to 30 minutes in length.

For applicants in both categories, we are seeking physically rigorous and inventive choreography that is suited to an intimate, non-proscenium dance space and that complements our company’s aesthetic.

Application fee: $25
Deadline: March 31, 2016

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To apply, use the links below to first pay your application fee via PayPal, then review and fill out the Application Form. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach us at

To pay your application fee by mail, make checks payable to “The Assembly Dance” and mail to: 1549 Orange Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627. Please make sure your name and “MAKE OUR MOVES” is somewhere on the front of the check.

Applications for MOVE WITH US / MAKE OUR MOVES 2016 are closed at this time. Please check back for future opportunities.

Thank you!

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