joyUS justUS

Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7:30pm

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Bovard Auditorium (ADM)
3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

joyUS justUS
A World-Premiere Performance by CONTRA-TIEMPO

A Visions and Voices Signature Event

Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Tuesday, August 14, at 9 a.m.

USC Students, Staff, and Faculty: RSVP
USC Alumni: RSVP
General Public: RSVP

Visions and Voices proudly presents the world premiere of joyUS justUS, the newest dance-theatre experience by CONTRA-TIEMPO and its founder/artistic director Ana Maria Alvarez.

A vibrant realization of CONTRA-TIEMPO’s inimitable urban Latin dance-theatre technique, joyUS justUS gathers, embodies, and shares stories of joy from South L.A. communities of color. With technical rigor and transformative vision, CONTRA-TIEMPO has collaborated with Las Cafeteras, d. Sabela grimes, Charlese Antoinette, and Tuce Yasak to translate the real experiences of local communities into a performance that will engage audiences to tell their own truths and create spaces of exultation and healing. joyUs justUs is a knowing celebration of the beauty and power of people who have survived immense hardship and injustice with their humanity—and joy—intact. 

Additional Links:
CONTRA-TIEMPO | Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vimeo, YouTube
d. Sabela grimes | Vimeo, YouTube
Charlese Antionette | Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest
Tuce Yasak | Facebook

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Co-sponsored by the USC Kaufman School of Dance, USC El Centro Chicano, and the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs.

joyUS justUS was created with the generous support of the James Irvine Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation/DanceUSA, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, California Arts Council, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, L.A. Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Ordway Theater Foundation.

Photo: Eric Wolfe

Event Type

Arts, Dance/Theater, Student Life, Event Highlights


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus




Admission is free. Reservations required.

Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative


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