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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 25, 2004

(Mahwah) – Veterans of celebrated New Jersey-based dance companies including Pilobolus, Meredith Monk, and others will present Dance Connections, a showcase of exciting new work at the Sharp Theater on the campus of Ramapo College of New Jersey on Saturday, December 4 at 8 p.m.

Calling themselves the Bergen DanceMakers, these internationally renowned choreographers and dancers have returned from national and international touring to present the showcase.

The evening features hilarious one person dance acts, powerful and elegant duets and non-stop athletic group formations. Artists include Liliana Amador of Teaneck, who with Alison Oakes of New York City will perform a duet, Crawl Space;” choreographer Irving Burton of Bergenfield, who will open the program with It’s Me And All My Friends,” featuring dancers from the Center for Modern Dance; Nai-Ni Chen of Fort Lee, who will present Rain Drops,” a festive, elegant quartet based on her memory of growing up in Taiwan, and Demarest resident Susan Thomasson, a former dancer with Pilobolus Dance Theatre, who will perform a company classic, Can’t Get Started,” set to band swing classics.

Tickets are $21 for adults, $18 for senior citizens and $12 for youth. The Sharp Theater is located in the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts. For tickets or 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 of 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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