Due to COVID-19, the Berrie Center is closed. This year we are excited to offer a series of virtual events. Please continue to check this page for updates to our schedule. To join our mailing list, click here.
Made in Jersey
Made in Jersey will feature a series of New Jersey based performing artists sharing new works-in-
progress. After each broadcast, audiences will be able to join the artist in a live chat where they can ask
March 25, 2021 at 8:00pm- Kiran Rajagopalan, Vaiśravana Act I
Classically trained Indian dancer and choreographer Kiran Rajagopalan performs the first act of his work Vaiśravana which includes dance, spoken word, and live drumming.
Vaiśravaṇa, commonly known as Kubera, is the Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu deity of wealth in the form of natural resources, currency, and commerce. In some depictions, he is the pot-bellied, self-serving, dark-skinned ruler of the Yakshas – an indigenous tribe of magical healers and shamans coveted for their knowledge of Earth’s secrets but feared by “respectable” society. In others, he is the radiant, noble, golden-skinned guardian of the north and official treasurer to the gods. His shapeshifting in religious art and literature is reflective of South Asian society’s framing of good and evil around wealth, caste, and complexion. His endurance in collective consciousness symbolizes mankind’s relentless pursuit of wealth in an era dominated by consumerism and driven by instant gratification.
This solo work by Kiran Rajagopalan has been commissioned by Prakriti Dance.
Bringing Home Berrie is our new virtual program series designed to provide you with some exciting conversations and performances featuring Ramapo College faculty, students, alumni, and guest artists. Watch here for additions to our schedule as we announce new videos on our YouTube Channel including Leaning into the Unknown, Made in Jersey, Faculty Film Series and more to come! For our unticketed events, we encourage you to think about a gift to the Contemporary Arts Fund or the COVID-19 Student Emergency fund at the Ramapo Foundation at www.ramapo.edu/give
International Education at Ramapo College: An Overview
Ramapo College is committed to providing students with global academic opportunities. In this video, Assistant Director of International Education, Kate LaMmanna, interviews 5 Ramapo College study abroad alumni who discuss their motivations, experiences, impacts and provide advice for prospective students.
This video features the following Ramapo alumni: Alex Goranov (Australia) Andreina Santamaria (India) Brandon Blumer (Japan) Brook Tweeten (England) Nora Dougherty (Spain)
Look out for the next video where we will introduce you to international students who have come to Ramapo to learn and experience American culture.d!
Because the Theater Program will not be able to produce in-person productions this year, the faculty collectively has made the following plan. All live events will start at 8pm. All productions will be broadcast using Zoom, Webex or other virtual platform.