• 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.

Food & Drink

Food and drink will be available for purchase in the venue. Please note: Food vendors are cashless. Vendors at this event: TBA

About the Venue

Accessible Seating

Wheelchair-accessible seating is available in all seating areas for patrons in wheelchairs and their companions.

What can I bring to the show?

You may bring in empty refillable water bottles, small personal bags (16” x 16 “ x 8”). All bags are subject to search by security officers. We encourage that you dress in layers and for those who have tickets to the General Lawn Section to wear shoes without heels.

What can't I bring to the show?

Additional prohibited items include: strollers, large backpacks, flags, tobacco products, alcohol, cans, bottles, ice chests, picnic baskets, lawn furniture, weapons of any kind, umbrellas, pets, hula hoops, musical instruments, laser pointers, bicycles, and skateboards. Cameras with a detachable lens of any kind and professional recording devices are not allowed, including GoPros. Scooters, skateboards, roller skates, and other recreational wheeled equipment are not permitted at the Epstein Family Amphitheater. UC San Diego is a smoke-free campus.

If you have questions, please contact amphitheater@ucsd.edu.

Can I bring Lawn Furniture, Cushions or Blankets?

For the safety and comfort of all, you may not bring lawn chairs or furniture. The lawn is quite steep and not safe for lawn chairs. You can bring in personal seat cushions, blankets, or seating, as long as they fit your personal space and lie flat on the ground (no legs, no hard structure). We encourage the same for the stone bench seating areas on both General Admission and reserved seating shows.

More Info

If you need additional information and/or assistance, please contact amphitheater@ucsd.edu.
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