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Photo Galleries

  • School Workshops at D.C. Virgo Urban Preparatory Academy view
  • Community Salsa Workshop at Carolina Lounge view
  • Final Performance view

PRESS

  • L.A. Based Dance Troupe Makes Most of Residency (StarNews) read more
  • WHQR MIdday Cafe Interview with Ana Maria & Cesar Alvarez 02/19/13 listen now
  • Learning Through Dance (Wilma Magazine Jan. 2013) read more
  • Press Release read more

Promotional Materials

The impact

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Acknowledgements

This project was presented by UNCW Office of Cultural Arts, in partnership with campus and community partners including UNCW Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Centro Hispano, Upperman African American Cultural Center, Watson College of Education, College of Health & Human Services, Ritmo Latino Dance, AΦA Fraternity, New Hanover County Schools, D.C. Virgo Urban Prep, Blue Ribbon Commission and Amigos Internacional.

GRANT SUPPORT

This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional support provided by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and North Carolina Arts Council.

Support also provided by Target.

North Carolina Arts Council

South Arts

National Endowment for the Arts

Contra-Tiempo residency

CONTRA-TIEMPO urban latin dance theater
February 11 - 23, 2013

UNCW Artists in Residence - Project Summary

During two weeks of residency activities, which included nearly 40 workshops, master classes, performances and other events, UNCW Artists in Residence CONTRA-TIEMPO made the most of their visit to Wilmington, NC. The company engaged more than 2,500 participants, ranging from students, families and teachers at D.C. Virgo Urban Preparatory Academy (see photos) to university students and the general public.

CONTRA-TIEMPO uses communal dance forms, such as salsa, afro-cuban, hip-hop and step, as a tool for community-building, empowerment and teaching 21st century skills of communication, collaboration, innovation and creativity. In addition to teaching classes during the day, company members conducted public step and salsa workshops at UNCW, D.C. Virgo and Carolina Lounge (see photos), and made stops at a range of local restaurants and clubs, where they performed, danced and even conducted impromptu workshops.

The residency culminated with two free school performances on Friday, Feb. 22 (see photos) and an evening public performance on Saturday, Feb. 23. Performances featured the East Coast premiere of CONTRA-TIEMPO's newest work Full. Still. Hungry. Sixth grade students from Virgo middle school closed the show with an inspiring and uplifting new work created during the two-week residency. The soundtrack for the new piece featured a poem entitled I Am Home (read poem), the text of which was pulled directly from poems that the students and teachers wrote during a fall residency with poet Glenis Redmond.

Residency Outreach Schedule

Monday, Feb. 11

  • Master Class "Choreography & the Creative Process"
    THR: Movement Exploration
    UNCW CAB Studio (11am - 12:15pm)
  • Master Class "Latin Fusion": THR: Modern Dance II
    UNCW CAB Studio (12:30 - 1:30pm)
  • Core Group Workshop: Virgo Core Group (session 1) view photos
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (2:09 - 3:17 pm)
  • Professional Development Workshop: "Dance as a Tool for Learning & Building Community in the Classroom"
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (4:45 - 6:45 pm)

Tuesday, Feb. 12

  • University/Pre-Service Teacher Workshop "Dance as a Tool for Teaching"
    EDN 414.1 - K-5 Arts Integration
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (1 - 3:45 pm)
  • Core Group Workshop: Virgo Core Group (session 2)
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (2:09 - 3:17 pm)

Wednesday, Feb. 13

  • Classroom Step Demonstration: Virgo 6th Grade Class 1
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (8:30 - 9:45 am)
  • Classroom Step Demonstration: Virgo 6th Grade Class 2
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (9:48 - 10:56 am)
  • Classroom Step Demonstration: Virgo 6th Grade Class 3
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (10:59 - 12:07 pm)
  • Core Group Workshop: Virgo Core Group (session 3)
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (2:09 - 3:17 pm)
  • Dinner/Meet-and-Greet with Campus/Community Partners
    El Cerro Grande (5 pm)

Thursday, Feb. 14

  • University/Pre-Service Teacher Workshop: "Dance as a Tool for Teaching"
    EDN 414.2 - K-5 Arts Integration
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (1 - 3:45 pm)
  • Core Group Workshop: Virgo Core Group (session 4)
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (2:09 - 3:17 pm)

Friday, Feb. 15

  • Core Group Workshop: Virgo Core Group (session 5)
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (11:09 am - 12:17 pm)
  • After-School Workshop for Families: "The Art of Healthy Living"
    Dreams Center for the Arts (4:30 - 6:00 pm)
  • Late Night Community Salsa Workshop ** view photos
    Hosted by UNCW Centro Hispano, RitmoLatino & Amigos Internacional
    Carolina Lounge @ Ramada (8 - 10pm)

Saturday, Feb. 16

  • Master Class "Latin Fusion": Modern Class **
    Dance Co-Op (11 am - 12:30 pm)

Monday, Feb. 17

  • University/Pre-Service Workshop: "Dance as an Intervention (Group Therapy)"
    SWK 235-1: Intro to Social Work
    UNCW McNeill Hall (8 - 9:15 am)
  • University/Pre-Service Workshop: "Dance as an Intervention (Group Therapy)"
    SWK 235-2: Intro to Social Work
    UNCW McNeill Hall (8 - 9:15 am)
  • Core Group Workshop: Virgo Core Group (session 6)
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (2:09 - 3:17 pm)
  • Step Workshop for Families & Youth **
    Hosted by D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy & Blue Ribbon Commission
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (6 - 8 pm)

Tuesday, Feb. 19

  • In-Studio Radio Interview - Midday Café (Ana Maria Alvarez & Cesar Alvarez)
    WHQR Studios (11:45 - 12:45 pm) listen to interview
  • Core Group Workshop: Virgo Core Group (session 7)
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (2:09 - 3:17 pm)
  • Univeristy/Pre-Service Workshop: "Dance as an Intervention (Special Populations)" RTH 383: Rec Therapy Interventions III
    UNCW McNeill Hall (3:45 - 5:00 pm)
  • Step Workshop **
    Hosted by AΦA Fraternity & Upperman African American Cultural Center
    UNCW Burney Center (7 - 9 pm)

Wednesday, Feb. 20

  • Classroom Step Workshop: Virgo 6th Grade Class 4
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (8:30 - 9:45 am)
  • Classroom Step Workshop: Virgo 6th Grade Class 5
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (9:48 - 10:56 am)
  • Classroom Step Workshop: Virgo 6th Grade Class 6
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (10:59 - 12:07 pm)
  • Classroom Salsa Workshop: Pine Valley 2nd/3rd grade students
    Pine Valley Elementary (10 am - noon)
  • Classroom Salsa Workshop: Pine Valley 2nd/3rd grade students
    Pine Valley Elementary (11 am - noon)
  • Core Group Workshop: Virgo Core Group (session 8)
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (2:09 - 3:17 pm)

Thursday, Feb. 21

  • Univeristy/Pre-Service Workshop: "Dance as an Intervention (Group Therapy)"
    SWK 443: Social Work in Practice with Communities & Organizations
    UNCW McNeill Hall (12:30 - 1:45 pm)
  • Core Group Workshop: Virgo Core Group (session 8)
    D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Academy (2:09 - 3:17 pm)

Friday, Feb. 22

  • FREE SCHOOL PERFORMANCE view photos
    Full. Still. Hungry
    by CONTRA-TIEMPO
    I am Home by D.C.V.'s Core Group
    UNCW Kenan Auditorium (10 - 11 am)
  • FREE SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
    Full. Still. Hungry
    by CONTRA-TIEMPO
    I am Home by D.C.V.'s Core Group
    UNCW Kenan Auditorium (noon - 1 pm)
  • Professional Development Workshop: "Dance as a Tool for Learning & Building Community in the Classroom"
    PDS Regional Professional Development Conference
    UNCW Watson College of Education (1:50 - 2:50 pm)

Saturday, Feb. 23

  • FINAL PUBLIC PERFORMANCE
    Full. Still. Hungry
    by CONTRA-TIEMPO
    I am Home by D.C.V.'s Core Group
    UNCW Kenan Auditorium (8 pm)
    Tickets $8 - 20
    Q&A and Meet-and-Greet reception with the artists
    UNCW Kenan Auditorium (9:30 pm)

    All events, with the exception of the final performance, were free of charge.


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