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(Mahwah) – The Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts presents Tales from the Beijing Opera Sunday, October 15 at 3 p.m. in the Sharp Theater on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey.  A martial arts workshop precedes the performance at 12:30 p.m.

Tales from the Beijing Opera is a series of comic and dramatic scenes from China’s most popular stories.  Told in English and Chinese, this Kung Fu” theater is a combination of music, dialogue, dance, mime and acrobatics.  The performance captures the magic and beauty of China’s most renowned performing arts tradition, while being accessible to English-speaking audiences of all ages.

The workshop will present different movements used to create roles, including an old man, a young girl and a monkey.  In addition, aspects of traditional martial arts, Kung Fu and Shaolin, will be presented.

Tickets for Asian Arts Festival featuring Tales from the Beijing Opera are $24, $20 or $15 for adults and $12 for children under 17.  Tickets to the workshop, limited to performance ticket holders only, are $5 for adults and $3 for children.  The Sharp Theater is located at 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.


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, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, 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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