We've been sitting on this tid-bit of info for a few weeks, but now we can finally announce... CONTRA-TIEMPO has received the prestigious New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project grant--for the second year in a row! We are honored to be named alongside a cohort of other extraordinarily brilliant dance companies. This two-year grant will help support development of our next evening-length work, joyUS.joyUS takes on the idea of joy as the ultimate expression of resistance, using social dance forms of people of color in this country as the root.
The work will be developed as part of the Movement to Movements project we're building in South LA with the Community Coalition. We look forward to sharing the JOY with you, as it develops!