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. PROGRAM: joyUS justUS; choreography: Ana Maria Alvarez in collaboration with Isis Avalos, Christopher Cuenza, Charlie Dando, Jannet Galdamez, Samad Raheem Guerra, Bianca Medina, Ruby Morales, Dalphe Morantus, Jasmine Stanley, Diana Toledo, Shantel Ureña; music: d. Sabela grimes, Samad Raheem Guerra, Bear Fox, Las Cafeteras, Kahlil Cummings.
In Festival 2021 Performances
Play video Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dallas Black Dance Theatre captivates audiences with contemporary modern dance by the nation’s leading choreographers.
Play video Ballet Coast to Coast
Ballet Coast to Coast
Watch leading artists from Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet take the stage in Ballet Coast to Coast showcasing the stunning range of ballet in the United States.
Play video LaTasha Barnes Presents The Jazz Continuum
LaTasha Barnes Presents The Jazz Continuum
Watch the world premiere of the second exploration of the Jazz Continuum series by LaTasha Barnes.
Play video STREB
Watch STREB's return to Jacob's Pillow with a retrospective program of Elizabeth Streb’s classic works.
Play video Brian Brooks / Moving Company
Brian Brooks / Moving Company
Watch Brian Brooks / Moving Company perform the world premiere of "Flight Study" and revisit the work "Closing Distance."
Play video Life Encounters: Archie Burnett
Life Encounters: Archie Burnett
Watch the evolution of NYC’s underground dance histories by way of Archie Burnett’s most cherished personal memories in Life Encounters: Archie Burnett.