In "Full Still Hungry", CONTRA-TIEMPO brings together Salsa, Afro-Cuban, urban and contemporary dance-theater, to create an invigorating blend of physically intense and politically astute performance work about food and consumption. Artistic director Ana Maria Alvarez states, "'Food is not just the material I put in my body to sustain life — but a web of relationships, histories, choices, decisions that all impact the world around us." These complexities are brought to life through the company's evocative and eclectic movement approach with original music composed by resident composer, César Alvarez. He approaches the music for the group as if it were a new genre. CONTRA-TIEMPO's movement narrative calls for a complete rebuilding of "dance music" using a sonic vocabulary as far-reaching and diverse as the company members' backgrounds. César deconstructs salsa, collaging Americana with hip-hop, poetry with clave, industrial and found sound with the powerful rhythmic traditions of the African Diaspora.
Whether you are devouring the fruit of Carmen's headpiece, indulging in Moros Y Cristianos (the Cuban version of black beans and rice), or tasting each performers' deeply personal connection to food and family, Full Still Hungry serves up a blend of both physical intensity with invigorating contemplation.