• Contra Tiempo Azucar
APR 2024 11 THU 8 pm
Dance | USA
Contra-Tiempo Activist Dance Theater | ¡Azúcar!Epstein Family Amphitheater
  • Lower Bowl: $45
  • Upper Bowl: $35
  • Lawn (General Admission): $20
  • UCSD Student: Limited Free Tickets via SSO
ArtTalk

About

“More than a hip isolating dance ensemble…CONTRA-TIEMPO pushes boundaries” —Washington Post

CONTRA-TIEMPO’s ¡azúcar! is a courageous naming of, confrontation with, and intentional obliteration of the often unspoken undercurrent of anti-Blackness in latinidad. Questions are continuing to drive the process as we begin to understand the complicated history of sugar and the messages from our ancestors. What does it feel like to individually and collectively heal, what does it move like? Twenty brilliant artists and collaborators take audiences through a journey of Celia Cruz’s vibrations, unearthing history embedded in our bodies. Through ¡azúcar!, CONTRA-TIEMPO explores ancestral wisdoms about a plant that once aided in our healing, used as a way to sweeten medicinal concoctions, now extracted, refined, and used as weaponized poison. This courageous work is rooted in and inspired by the sacred feminine, personal narratives of food, labor, community, sabor, and explorations of “familying” and healing as practices.

CONTRA-TIEMPO is a bold, multilingual Los Angeles-based activist dance theater company that creates communities where all people are awakened to a sense of themselves as artists and social change agents who move through the world with compassion, confidence, and joy.

Details

Parking

The closest parking structure is Gilman Parking Structure located at the intersection of Gilman Drive and Russell Lane.

UC San Diego requires parking permits 7 days a week. Permits can be purchased at permit machines or through the Parkmobile App. Visit UC San Diego Transportation for information on where to buy your permit, and costs.

Location

The Epstein Family Amphitheater is located in the Pepper Canyon Neighborhood on the UC San Diego campus. See Map >

ArtTalk

After each performance, stay for a Q&A with members from the company.
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