About

CONTRA-TIEMPO

Digital Screening | July 22 – August 5
Online premiere with live chat July 22 at 7:30pm Eastern

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 online film presentation of a live event occurring at Jacob’s Pillow July 7-11. If you are interested in booking a ticket to attend this event in-person, please click here.

Event Dates
Thursday, Jul 22

7:30 PM

Online Event:
CONTRA-TIEMPO

At jacobspillow.org: Jul 22