Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm


Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
345 Washington St
St Paul, MN 55102

About the Show

CONTRA-TIEMPO takes Latin social dance to new heights by infusing elements of salsa, Afro-Cuban, and urban dance styles. joyUS justUS reclaims the dominant deficit-based narrative of people of color in this country and flips it on its head by embodying stories of joy.

Children should be 11 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 11. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.


If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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or call Project Success at (612) 874-7710

This show is open to middle school students.

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project Success table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project Success theater partner, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, for providing tickets to students at no cost.


  • This performance company, with people of color firmly in mind, has chosen to emphasize joyfulness in their art. What purpose might this serve in today’s climate? How might this specifically benefit people of color that attend this performance?
  • CONTRA-TIEMPO’s show description includes the concept of a “deficit-based narrative.” What might they mean by this? How might one sometimes view life based off what they lack, rather than what they already possess?

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