September 21 - September 22| $28
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.
During their one-week residency, dancers and teaching artists of CONTRA-TIEMPO will lead a series of dance workshops for all levels. Stay tuned for more information.
Photos by Eric Wolfe