March 7 - 8
School Performance: CONTRA-TIEMPO- joyUS justUS
Approximate Run-time: 50-60 minutes
$4.00 tickets + Bus Reimbursement for All!
Recommended Grades 4–12 | Curriculum Connections: Social Studies/History, Spanish, English/Language Arts, Dance, Social Emotional Learning
Dedicated to transforming the world through dance, the activist dance company CONTRA-TIEMPO takes Latin Social dance to new heights by infusing elements of Salsa, Afro-Cuban and urban dance styles. joyUS justUS reclaims the dominant deficit based narrative of people of color in this country as being underprivileged, voiceless, powerless, and victimized, and flips it on its head by embodying stories of joy collected from communities of color in South Los Angeles. Beginning with our pre-colonial roots, the piece will explore the values and proclamations of who we are and who we claim to be as a contemporary society and our connections with the Bill of Rights, Miranda Rights and the Pledge of Allegiance.