RECESS: An improvisation structure for sound and movement

dance composition: Megan Guise + Jobel Medina | sound engineering: Zaq Kenefick with Jeff Livingstone | dance artists: Haihua Chiang, Lenin Fernandez, Hannah Frankel, Megan Guise, Jobel Medina, Joey Navarrete, Lara Wilson

Be immersed in The Assembly’s evening-length improvisation structure for sound and movement on September 21, 2017 at Costa Mesa’s 10,000 sq. ft. Westside Museum. Scored by Long Beach choreographers Megan Guise and Jobel Medina in collaboration with musicians Zaq Kenefick and Jeff Livingstone, the performance marks the company’s seventh season to date. Five additional OC- and LA-based dancers will make decisions as the evening unfolds, giving audience members a closer look at the innate spontaneity, possibility and eloquence of contemporary dance. Audience members can choose whether to view the performance from the ground floor or mezzanine, and can partake of small plates and drinks sold by The Boathouse Collective. Artwork and merchandise will be available for purchase care of visual artist Kristen Morabito, costume collaborator Dustë Goods, and The Assembly.

‘RECESS’ strives not to take itself too seriously: the work has been conceived as a playground, with set rules and separate sections giving it structure but not predetermined form. The prompt to relax and have fun has been extended to the group’s dance artists and collaborators, and, ultimately, will be requested of audience members as well. The Assembly creates unique events that appeal equally to dance-lovers and people who’ve never experienced concert dance.

Close to PCH, the 55, 405, and 73 freeways.

Parking: $5 valet or street parking nearby. We recommend carpooling and/or using Lyft!

Westside Museum | 729 Farad St., Costa Mesa, CA

$18 General Admission
$15 Online/Pre-sale
$12 Group Rate (5-8 people; online only)
$12 Student (with ID; online only; $15 at door)

Please note: due to venue restrictions this event is 21+ only. Thank you for understanding!


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Please consider making a tax-deductible donation in the amount of $100 (studio tier), $250 (dress rehearsal tier), $500 (performance tier), or $1000 (impresario tier). Sponsors will be listed on our site and in event programs and will be treated to a special event package including two complimentary tickets. They are instrumental to our success.

The Dance Resource Center of Greater LA is our fiscal sponsor and a 501(c)3 organization. Thanks to them, we guarantee that your generous contribution will turn into artistic innovation, opportunity, and a wonderful experience for our audiences.

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