Submissions To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier 2020

Jacob Jonas The Company presents individual choreographers and dance companies ranging in all dance forms and genres to present live performance work at To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier. Artists may apply to perform by carefully reading the below information and submitting an application and video of their work.

4th annual festival will be held April 2020.

Learn more about previous festivals.


$40 Submission fee payable online.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please email us.

Performance notifications will be sent February 2020.


Performances take place on the Santa Monica Pier. Both audiences and performers are surrounded by the natural space of the Pacific Ocean and the Pier. Performances are free and open to the public.

Please remember that both the content and production needs of your presentation must be appropriate for a free outdoor venue with sound only. There are no lights, wings or other staging.

Jacob Jonas The Company is unable to provide transportation or housing.



Performances take place every day at sunset. Duration of the work up to 15 minutes accepted for submission.



The Stage is 20’ x 36’ with sprung floors and laid Marley. It is custom built on the Pier. There is a unisex dressing area, out of view of the audience. The stage is lit only by the natural light of the outdoors. There is an excellent sound system. There are no wings, curtains, lights, or masking. Two crew members coordinate all technical needs and run sound during the performance.



All To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier performances are filmed, and most are photographed. Artists receive a complimentary video of their performance to use for not-for-profit promotional purposes. The following credit is required on the video, and in all public materials of any kind: To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier presented by Jacob Jonas The Company.


To the Sea: Dance Concerts on the Pier was made possible in part by a grant from the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission.


Photos by Matthew Brush (of Pilobolus) + James Roblee.