About

CONTRA-TIEMPO

Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage | July 7-11

Founded by director Ana Maria Alvarez in 2005, CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual dance theater company that draws on their Los Angeles lineage with work rooted in Salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, and contemporary dance. In the company’s Pillow debut, they perform the evening-length work joyUS justUS, an embodiment of radical joy and justice. “Potent, timely, and positive” (LA Dance Chronicle), the work centers joy as a critical part of building a more just and loving world. Featuring original music by East Los Angeles Chicano band Las Cafeteras and d. sabela grimes, this “joyous celebration of community” (San Francisco Bay Guardian) engages local communities as participants and collaborators as an exuberant reminder of our capacity to connect, come together, and celebrate.

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This is an in-person event. An online presentation of this event will be available to stream July 22 – August 5. If you are interested in booking a ticket for the online event, please click here.

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Please review our COVID-19 protocols for visits to Jacob’s Pillow. All patrons are required to wear masks on-site. Patrons are only permitted to enter campus with a completed copy of our pre-provided Health Questionnaire and a ticket to at least one event occurring on the day of their visit. All events at Jacob’s Pillow this summer will be held outside or in outdoor tents. Performances and PillowTalks are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. We value your safety; thank you for helping us to produce our festival responsibly.

Event Dates
Wednesday, Jul 7

2:00 PM

Wednesday, Jul 7

6:00 PM

Thursday, Jul 8

2:00 PM

Thursday, Jul 8

6:00 PM

Friday, Jul 9

2:00 PM

Friday, Jul 9

6:00 PM

Saturday, Jul 10

2:00 PM

Saturday, Jul 10

6:00 PM

Sunday, Jul 11

2:00 PM

Onsite Event:
CONTRA-TIEMPO
(Leir Stage)

At Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage: Jul 7 - Jul 11