Dancers Needed

Photo by Dan Hopkinson

Dancers Needed

Casting has begun for the Nov. 3, 2018 SHORELINE PROJECT, where The Assembly will give an opening performance after the sun sets on Laguna’s Main Beach. We are seeking a core group of 10-12 dancers to be present at all or most rehearsals, and 13-15 additional dancers to attend at least half of the rehearsals, the most crucial being in late Oct. The core group will receive a stipend on the night of the performance. In addition, participation may lead to future paid opportunities with The Assembly.


This project is part of Laguna Art Museum’s programming and will take place on 11/3/2018 at sunset on Main Beach. 1,000 participants will carry LED-lit umbrellas printed with an X-ray of seashells in the form of a mandala. The essential point of the event is to build a common memory for the entire county. Gifting each participant their umbrella (an “art-ifact”) afterwards creates a vehicle for future unexpected conversations between neighbors who may have been strangers. Through the umbrella design itself, which represents the fundamental mineral calcium, along with the act of coming together, we are celebrating commonalities, not division. Our vision is to duplicate this concept in other cities along the shoreline, moving around the Pacific demonstrating that borders can be shared optimistically.


We will hold rehearsals both in studio and on the beach at locations throughout Orange County. There will be one week of rehearsals in Aug., two in Sept., and two in Oct., with two rehearsals per week. Meetings in between these dates may arise as we go, but will be optional. If you are interested in being cast, please fill out this form (Link: The Assembly will review all responses and reply by July 31, 2018 with a finalized rehearsal schedule and notification of casting.


We will hold a tech/dress rehearsal on Main Beach in Laguna Beach on Nov. 1 or 2, 2018, just after sundown. The performance will take place on Nov. 3, 2018, at the same place and time and will last approximately 20-30 minutes. Some or all dancers will then take part in the 1000-person event immediately following, where they will enact various improvisation prompts.


We are opening our process to the entire community. See and contribute here. (Link:


Call or text creative director Lara Wilson at 248-231-8634 or email any time.

Development Coordinator

Seeking someone with excellent writing, organizational, and interpersonal skills to identify grants and other funding opportunities on local, state, and national levels for which The Assembly would be a good fit. The candidate will work with company directors to create and maintain systems for applying for grants and communicating with donors. Experience in the nonprofit sector is preferred, although this opportunity would also be great for a student or recent graduate interested in arts administration. Part-time, flexible commitment. Remote candidates will also be considered, although they must be willing to delve into local OC/LA opportunities. Please send brief note of interest, resume or CV, and contact information to to apply.


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