CONTRA-TIEMPO Residency with NC State LIVE | Fall 2020

CONTRA-TIEMPO at NC State LIVE on Oct 25. Photo by Steve Wylie.

NC State LIVE is so excited to partner with NC State’s Dance Program to bring the award-winning Los-Angeles dance company CONTRA-TIEMPO to Raleigh from October 18-25, 2019. The company will be busy on and off campus with pop up performances, setting work on NC State student dancers, teaching classes in schools and community centers, leading artist conversations, film screenings, salsa lessons, and more! The week will be punctuated by a performance of joyUS justUS on October 25, CONTRA-TIEMPO’s newest dance work featuring live music by Las Cafeteras and cameo appearances by NC State students, alumni, and community members form across the Triangle!

This intensive residency with CONTRA-TIEMPO would not have been possible without the generous support of PNC. We sincerely thank them for their support!

Stay updated on all residency events by following @NCStateLIVE on Facebook and Instragram.

Below is a schedule of events…we invite you to join us to create #JOYinRaleigh!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 14

CONTRA-TIEMPO at NC State LIVE on Oct 25 in Stewart Theatre at 8pm.NC State University Dance Program: Student AUDITION for Repertory Work by CONTRA-TIEMPO
4:30pm to 6pm on Monday, October 14
Carmichael, Room 2307
No registration required. Open to ALL NC State Students.

All NC State Students are invited to audition to for a dance piece choreographed by CONTRA-TIEMPO that will be performed in the spring 2020 Dance Program’s Concert.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20

CONTRA-TIEMPO at NC State LIVE on Oct 25. Photo by Steve Wylie.Dance performance at St. Ambrose Episcopal Church
10:15am on Sunday, October 20
St. Ambrose Episcopal Church | 813 Darby Street
FREE

Jannet Galdamez, a dancer from CONTRA-TIEMPO’s joyUS justUS, will perform an Afro-Caribbean section of the piece during the Sunday Eucharistic Mass. Following the service, Jannet will lead an Urban Latin Dance Theater Technique class for youth liturgical dancers from St. Ambrose and other local churches.

Transfer Co. Food Hall in RaleighPop-Up Performance at Transfer Co. Food Hall
Noon on Sunday, October 20
Transfer Co. Food Hall | 500 E. Davie Street
FREE

Dancers from CONTRA-TIEMPO will perform exhilarating dances from joyUS justUS in this lively food hall! Onlookers should expect the unexpected. Feel free to clap along (or even get up and dance) in between bites of your brunch. Audience members will be given a discount code to use for joyUS justUS!

CONTRA-TIEMPO at NC State LIVE on Oct 25. Photo by Steve Wylie.Hip Hop Grooves: Community Dance Class
3pm to 4:30pm on Sunday, October 20
The gymnasium in Weatherspoon Athletic Facility at Meredith College
FREE | Open to dancers of all skill levels.
Please click here to sign up for the class.

Hip Hop is an American art form, rooted in African American and Latinx communities. Originally born in the Bronx, NY, Hip Hop has evolved and grown into a worldwide phenomenon. CONTRA-TIEMPO’s Hip Hop Grooves class works with dancers to embody movement, rhythms and grooves. The class will help dancers build movement language, connection and confidence – ultimately to build community. Participants will be given a discount code to use for joyUS justUS.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21

CONTRA-TIEMPO at NC State LIVE on October 25, 2019.NC State University Scholars Forum Presentation by CONTRA-TIEMPO
3pm on Monday, October 21
Witherspoon, Campus Cinema | 2810 Cates Ave
FREE

NC State’s Scholars Forum features presentations and discussions on issues of contemporary educational, social, and political significance. Dancers from CONTRA-TIEMPO will share excerpts from joyUS justUS, discuss the themes of the work and its community creation process, as well as get audience members up on their feet to experience social dance.

CONTRA-TIEMPO at NC State LIVE on October 25, 2019. Photo by Steve Wylie.RADICAL JOY LAB for NC State students, faculty and staff
co-sponsored by the NC State Women’s Center
6pm to 8pm on Monday, October 21
Thompson Hall (Rehearsal Hall, Room 150) | Exterior entrance next to the Crafts Center entrance on Jensen Drive.
FREE | Open to NC State students, faculty, and staff.
Please register here for this event.

Join with fellow students, faculty and staff in this rare opportunity for community art-making, “holding space” to hear each other’s stories, and building deep and meaningful connections through creative and generative practice.

CONTRA-TIEMPO will share a ‘performance offering’ from their newest work, joyUS justUS. Participants will then be led in several movement experiences, embodying joy and connection. Lab participants identify any of the themes in joyUS justUS (radical joy, race, restorative justice, the sacred feminine, and more) to address in the Lab. Snacks will be provided.

They Are We film posterFilm Screening and Discussion: They Are We
co-sponsored by the African American Cultural Center
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATE/TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
Witherspoon, Campus Cinema | 2810 Cates Ave
FREE

They Are We tells the story of the Ganga-Longoba, a small Afro-Cuban ethnic group in Central Cuba, and of the village their ancestors called home in West Africa. It is the story of how, just very occasionally, a family separated by the slave trade can reunite for the good of all. After screening the film, members of CONTRA-TIEMPO will facilitate a post-show discussion with the audience.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22

CONTRA-TIEMPO at NC State LIVE on October 25, 2019. Photo by Steve Wylie.NC State University Scholars Forum Presentation by CONTRA-TIEMPO
3pm on Tuesday, October 22
Witherspoon, Campus Cinema | 2810 Cates Ave
FREE

NC State’s Scholars Forum features presentations and discussions on issues of contemporary educational, social, and political significance. Dancers from CONTRA-TIEMPO will share excerpts from joyUS justUS, discuss the themes of the work and its community creation process, as well as get audience members up on their feet to experience social dance.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23

CONTRA-TIEMPO pop up performance in Moore Square on October 23, 2019 at noon.Pop-Up Performance at Moore Square Park
Noon on Wednesday, October 23
Moore Square Park | Downtown Raleigh
FREE

Dancers from CONTRA-TIEMPO’s will perform exhilarating dances from joyUS justUS in this beautifully renovated City Park! On lookers should expect the unexpected. Bring your lunch to eat al fresco and feel free to clap along – or even get up and dance. Audience members will be given a coupon code to use for the show on Friday!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

Ana Maria Alvarez, artistic director, CONTRA-TIEMPOPre-show discussion with Ana Maria Alvarez
7pm on Friday, October 25
Talley Student Union, Room 3285 | 2610 Cates Ave
FREE

Ana Maria Alvarez, artistic director of CONTRA-TIEMPO, creates dances that boldly traverse the worlds of social dance, political activism, community organizing and art making. She is a two-time grantee of NEFA National Dance Project, seven time grantee of National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, five time grantee of the Center for Creative Innovation and the recipient of the 2015 and 2017 Engaging Dance Audiences Grant administered by DanceUSA. While her works have been seen across the world, she is also a dedicated educator in her local community – CONTRA-TIEMPO’s School Residency Program has reached thousands of students throughout Los Angeles County. During this pre-show talk, audience members will have the opportunity to ask Ana Maria about her background, influences, and learn about what goes into an ambitious community-created project like joyUS justUS.

CONTRA-TIEMPO at NC State LIVE on October 25, 2019. Photo by Steve Wylie.joyUS justUS
8pm on Friday, October 25
Talley Student Union, Stewart Theatre | 2610 Cates Ave
Tickets available here or at 919.515.1100.

The fierce minds of multilingual Los Angeles-based dance company CONTRA-TIEMPO have concocted joyUS justUS, an urban-Latin dance and music experience that melds community stories with powerful social dance (think salsa, hip hop, Afro-Cuban jams). Prepare yourself for live music by Las CafeterasNPR calls them “fresh and smart, ” this indie-Latinx band born in East L.A. has taken the music scene by storm. Experience radical joy through uplifting dance and infectious music. Cameo performances by community members from across the Triangle.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

In addition to the public events above, CONTRA-TIEMPO is engaging with youth across the Triangle through the following events.

Urban Latin Dance Technique Class with:

  • LEAP Team from NC Arts in Action
  • St. Ambrose Church youth liturgical dancers

Led by professional dancers from CONTRA-TIEMPO, this full bodied movement form is the signature technique of the company. Although there are five specific fundamental qualities/values of the form, it continues to evolve and grow with each new generation of movers. Urban Latin Dance Theater will give students access to their fullest self-expression and movement possibilities. The form acknowledges each human beings’ unique contributions.

Hip Hop Grooves Class with:

  • Southeast Raleigh High School
  • Apex Friendship High School

Hip Hop is an American art form, rooted in African American and Latinx communities. Originally born in the Bronx, NY, Hip Hop has evolved and grown into a worldwide phenomenon. CONTRA-TIEMPO’s Hip Hop Grooves class works with students to embody movement, rhythms and grooves. The class will help students build movement language, connection and confidence – ultimately to build community.

Sabor Sessions with:

  • Green Road Park Community Center
  • Roberts Park Community Center
  • Brentwood Boys & Girls Club

From the Spanish word for “flavor” CONTRA-TIEMPO’s “Sabor Session” bring their dancers out into the community. Company members guide participants in Afro-Latin social dance forms that are rooted in radical joy. Additionally, CONTRA-TIEMPO will share an excerpt from joyUS justUS.

Choreographic Lab with El Pueblo’s Youth Council

CONTRA-TIEMPO’s Choreographic Lab is a rare opportunity for community art-making, “holding space” to hear each other’s stories, and building deep and meaningful connections through creative and generative practice. CONTRA-TIEMPO will share a ‘performance offering’ from their newest work, joyUS justUS. Participants will then be led in several movement experiences, embodying joy and connection. Lab participants as a group will identify any of the themes in joyUS justUS (radical joy, race, restorative justice, the sacred feminine, and more) to address in the Lab.

Guest lecture in NC State Dance and Society course

Dance and Society examines dance as an artistic, religious, cultural, and social form, including historic and aesthetic influences, basic dance elements, and relationship to other arts. CONTRA-TIEMPO company members will offer a guest lecture on the research and community develop process behind joyUS justUS.

Our residency with CONTRA-TIEMPO would not have been possible without the collaboration of our many community partners and the generous support of PNC. We would like to thank them for making this possible!

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