CONTRA-TIEMPO, an activist Urban Latin Dance Theatre, is deeply rooted in its surrounding L.A. community providing quality performances, free community dance classes, a summer arts academy program, and summer dance intensive for teens and adults. CONTRA-TIEMPO is dedicated to transforming the world through dance as implied by its name, which means against time or against the times in Spanish. It’s many programs are committed to underserved populations and communities of color by working with local youth and schools to inspire communication through dance. In addition to its community involvement, the non-profit invokes powerful narratives that portray social and political issues through its various pieces. It has a wide ranging repertory that explores Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Contemporary urban and abstract dance theater.
To see the company in action, check out their upcoming summer performances, Big! World! Fun! Family! Series and Son of the Drum presented by Collective Events, on July 14 and July 27 at the Ford Amphitheatre. Children are admitted free and adults are $5 for the July 14th show. July 27th tickets are $12 for children and students and $20 for adults.
Peace Grl Out!