“CONTRA-TEMPO,” the critically-acclaimed Los Angeles-based urban Latin dance company, presents joyUS justUS, an evening-length work that celebrates the power of joy to overcome inequalities, on Friday, January 17, and Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ Bram Goldsmith Theater. CLICK HERE to read a review by one of our staff writers.
Set to the music by the band Las Cafeteras, the powerful work fuses Salsa, Afro-Cuban and contemporary dance styles with theater, offering stories of hope, faith, family and joy collected from communities of color in South Los Angeles. A deeply collaborative effort, joyUS justUS includes choreography by CONTRA-TIEMPO Founder/Director Ana Maria Alvarez as well as company members.
“CONTRA-TIEMPO is known for compelling choreography steeped in social justice,” says The Wallis’ Artistic Director Paul Crewes. “This engaging work beautifully showcases the troupe’s unique style and vision.”
Admission ranges from $29 to $79 (prices subject to change); to purchase tickets, go to http://TheWallis.org/CT
What: CONTRA-TIEMPO: joyUS justUS
Where: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Bram Goldsmith Theater, 9390 N. Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
When: Friday, January 17, 2020, 7:30 pm (artist talk-back immediately follows the performance), Saturday, January 18, 2020, 7:30pm