CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual, Los Angeles-based dance company that creates electrifying, politically astute performance work that moves audiences to imagine what is possible. The company engages diverse audiences, cultivates dancer leaders, and centers stories not traditionally heard on the concert stage. Led by Artistic Director Ana Maria Alvarez, the company members are professional dancers, artists, immigrants, educators, activists, organizers, and movers of all types, living and working across Los Angeles and the country. In this #ConcertsForKids performance, CONTRA-TIEMPO shares an excerpt of the evening-length collaborative work, JoyUSJustUS, a piece that lifts up joy as the ultimate expression of resistance.

About #ConcertsForKids
For family audiences, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is teaming up with a remarkable group of artists who will bring world-class performances and diverse musical perspectives straight from their homes to yours. We’re excited to share these short performances recorded by the artists themselves with your family at home.

Performance Date

Available from Wednesday, July 1 at 4:00 pm ET


Agua Bata Solo
Brown Duet
Clave Call and Response Activity
Miranda Rights of Happiness
Clave Piece


Performed By: Ana Maria Alvarez, Charlie Dando, Jannet Galdamez, Ruby Morales, Dalphe Morantus, Alan Perez, Jasmine Stanley, Diana Toledo

Short Appearances By: Samad Raheem Guerra, Bianca Medina

Original Music By: Kahlil Cummings, D. Sabela Grimes, Las Cafeteras

Conceived and Directed by Ana Maria Alvarez

Choreography by Ana Maria Alvarez, Chris Cuenza, Charlie Dando, Jannet Galdamez, Samad Raheem Guerra, Ruby Morales, Dalphe Morantus, Alan Perez, Diana Toledo, Jasmine Stanley
*Note this is based on this particular excerpt we are sharing*

Miranda Rights of Happiness Text Written By: Samad Raheem Guerra, Isis Avalos, Ana Maria Alvarez in collaboration with the company

Video Editing By: Lincoln Center, Jannet Galdamez, Tiffany Judkins, Jasmine Stanley

Thanks to Our Supporters

LC Kids is presented by NewYork-Presbyterian

Lincoln Center Education’s 2019-2020 performance season is made possible in part through endowment support from the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation and The Walt Disney Company.

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