- joyUS justUS by CONTRA-TIEMPO
joyUS justUS by CONTRA-TIEMPO
CONTRA-TIEMPO is a multilingual South Los Angeles-based dance theater company dedicated to moving audiences to imagine what is possible. Centering stories not traditionally seen on stage, they create spaces of resiliency and healing, where joy is the ultimate expression of resistance. The performance titled “joyUS justUS” reclaims the deficit-based narrative and flips it on its head by embodying stories collected from communities in South Los Angeles. Performing in a style called Urban Latin Dance, the dancers physically embody a powerful, healing joy. The stories shared in this work are personal truths about the power of faith and family, the strength of community, and the wealth that lives in the collective histories of struggle and resistance.
Social Studies, Dance
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