The UW-Milwaukee Department of Dance Presents FREE sneak preview of joyUS justUS

joyUS justUS

Sunday, February 18, 5:30pm
Mitchell Studio 254, UW-Milwaukee
3203 N Downer Ave

Directed by Ana Maria Alvarez

The UWM Department of Dance is pleased to invite you to a FREE sneak preview of joyUS justUS set on our students by Contra-Tiempo-Urban Latin Dance Theatre.

This excerpt of Contra-Tiempo’s new work joyUS justUS, reclaims the dominant deficit-based narrative of people of color in this country as being underprivileged, voiceless, powerless, and victimized, and flips it on its head by embodying stories of joy collected from communities of color in South Los Angeles and participants across the country. These stories will be personal truths about the power of hope, faith, and family, the strength of the villages that have raised our children, the wealth that lives in our collective histories of struggle and resistance. 

This excerpt will also be performed April 26–29 at Springdances 2018.