Contra-Tiempo, a multilingual Los Angeles-based dance company founded in 2005, is dedicated to transforming the world through dance. The company creates physically intense and politically astute performance work that moves audiences to imagine what is possible. Its unique Urban Latin Dance Theater brings to life voices not traditionally heard on the concert stage, while building community and facilitating dialogue.
Contra-Tiempo's work is rooted in salsa and Afro-Cuban and draws from hip-hop, urban and contemporary dance-theatre, pushing the boundaries of Latin dance as an expressive cultural form. The company's artists are a rich tapestry of professional dancers and performers from varied styles.
Their new work Agua Furiosa was developed through a series of site-specific performances connected to distinct bodies of water, and explores issues of race, exile, injustice, water, drought, and upheaval.