Contra Tiempo Brings Three Works to Dance Place
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American Ballet Theatre, regarded as one of the world's finest dance companies, brings an evening of mixed repertory to the Kennedy Center. Michel Fokine's Les Sylphides is a romantic reverie with music by Chopin orchestrated by Britten. Tchaikovsky powers the D.C. premiere of ABT principal dancer Marcelo Gomes' Aftereffect. Based on A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sir Frederick Ashton's The Dream marks 450 years since Shakespeare's birth. For over 70 years, American Ballet Theatre has wowed audiences everywhere with their passion, innovation and athleticism. The New York Times called them "American ballet at its peak," and it's easy to see why. Learn More
An LA-based fusion of salsa, Afro-Cuban, hip hop, and dance theater create an invigorating blend of physically intense and politically astute performance.
I Dream America seeks to engage the tensions, commonalities, strains and histories between the Black and Latino communities. Traversing the political landscape of immigration and Hurricane Katrina, I Dream America investigates compassion and peace, and paints a disarming and thought-provoking critique of contemporary life and injustice.
Against the Times explores Salsa, an improvisational dance form born from the fusion of African and Spanish musical influences. Salsa was originally created as a cultural voice and form of expression for working class people, yet laden with social and political contradictions. In more recent times, the over-sexualized representations of women have become more extreme, especially in styles that have been popularized by ballroom dancing and Hollywood films. The cast of Contra-Tiempo will flip the script on who leads who. Together they will move resistance from being adversarial to being the fundamental key for communication and empowerment between partners and for a people.
Plastico is a comic and grotesque commentary on the "plastic" facade of Salsa. A dance form that started as a voice for regular people and an expression of history, power and opinions, has been transformed into a de-politicized, hyper-sexual exaggeration of the Latino body.