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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)January 3, 2006

(Mahwah) – New Generation Dance Company will present Aires de Tango” Saturday, February 4 at 8 p.m. in the Sharp Theater on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey.  In conjunction with the performance, a tango workshop will be offered February 4 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Attendees, who may come with a partner or alone, will learn the art of tango from Argentinean dance master Karina Romero.

In recent years Argentinean tango has evolved from an intimate dance found almost exclusively in the cafés, clubs and streets of Buenos Aires, to a social dance taught at ballroom schools and performed for audiences. New Generation Dance Company takes the beauty and intensity of tango a step further, fusing it with the grace of ballet and the ingenuity of modern dance.
The dances, performed by the 12 members of New Generation, will be set to the music of Astor Piazzolla.  An immensely innovative player of the Argentinean bandonean (an instrument similar to an accordion), Piazzolla has taken the instrument and tango to the international concert stage, without diluting its roots in the working-class dancehalls and dockland nightclubs of Buenos Aires.  Updating tango for new generations, his style, called nuevo tango, has attracted a huge South American audience and also opposition from tango traditionalists.

Tickets for Aires de Tango” are $24 for adults, $21 for senior citizens and $15 for youth.  Tickets for the workshop cost $5 each with the purchase of a ticket to Aires de Tango” and $10 if purchased separately.

The Sharp Theater is located in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus.  For more information call 201.684.7844.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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