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PERFORMING ARTS LIVE
Friday, September 21 at 8PM
Saturday, September 22 at 8PM
CONTRA-TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance Theater creates an invigorating blend of physically intense and socially astute performances rooted in Salsa and Afro-Cuban, and drawing from Hip-Hop, urban and contemporary dance-theatre. With their newest work joyUS justUS, the Los Angeles-based company takes on joy as the ultimate expression of resistance. Whenever humans have survived immense hardship and injustice, prevailing with their humanity intact, the presence of joy—the knowingness and celebration of our true beauty and power—has always been at the root. Embodied through technically rigorous social dance forms that were born out of these experiences, joyUS justUS explores personal truths about the power of hope, faith and family. With stunning and powerful choreography by Ana María Alvarez, vibrant music by East LA band Las Cafeteras and sound by d. Sabela Grimes, joyUS justUS radiates joy, power and connectedness.
Visit www.contra-tiempo.org to learn more.
Tickets to this performance include admission to a post-performance dance party with the company.
This project is funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by Marion Park Lewis Foundation.
Concessions will be available for cash purchase beginning one hour prior to this performance.
CONTRA-TIEMPO URBAN LATIN DANCE THEATER RESIDENCY
Free Masterclass with CONTRA-TIEMPO
Sunday, September 16 from 2PM to 3:30PM • Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy
Join the dancers of LA-based CONTRA-TIEMPO for a masterclass exploring the company’s unique blend of Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Hip Hop and contemporary dance theatre.
Two levels of classes are now open for registration!
Registration is required. Space is limited.
REGISTER AT SCAA: (540) 665-4602
Free Salsa Workshop!
Sunday, September 16 from 6PM to 8PM • Winchester Brew Works (320 N Cameron St, Winchester, VA 22601)
Join the dancers of CONTRA-TIEMPO for a fun and engaging Salsa Workshop at Winchester Brew Works in downtown Winchester! All levels and ages are welcomed. No experience and no partner needed! Free and open to the public. Beer and kombucha on tap, and snacks available, for purchase. (ID required for 21 and up to drink)
Free Salsa Workshop!
Wednesday, September 19 at 7PM • Brandt Student Center, Ferrari Room (Shenandoah University Main Campus)
Join the dancers of CONTRA-TIEMPO for a fun and engaging Salsa Workshop in the Ferrari Room of the Brandt Student Center at Shenandoah University! All levels and ages are welcomed. No experience and no partner needed! Free and open to the public.
CONTRA-TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance Theater Performance & After-Party!
Friday, September 21 & Saturday, September 22 at 8 PM • Glaize Studio Theatre (Shenandoah University Main Campus)
CONTRA-TIEMPO Urban Latin Dance Theater performs their newest work, an immersive evening-length piece titled joyUs, justUS, which explores joy as the ultimate expression of resistance. The Los Angeles-based company is renowned for their invigorating blend of physically intense and socially astute performances rooted in Salsa and Afro-Cuban, and drawing from Hip-Hop, urban and contemporary dance-theatre. Both performances are followed by a dance party, where audiences have the opportunity to meet, and dance with, the artists.
This opportunity is sponsored by Shenandoah Conservatory’s Performing Arts Live Series and is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by Marion Park Lewis Foundation.
During their one-week residency, dancers and teaching artists of CONTRA-TIEMPO will lead a series of dance workshops for all levels. Check back often for more information!
Photos by Eric Wolfe