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Ramapo College’s Berrie Center Hosts ‘Made in Jersey’ Featuring Kyle Marshall

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Photo credit: Karley Berrios

MAHWAH, N.J. — On Thursday, April 29 at 8 p.m., the Berrie Center for the Performing & Visual Arts at Ramapo College will broadcast the next Made in Jersey event featuring choreographer and dancer Kyle Marshall’s work-in-progress, “I & I.” Following the broadcast, Berrie Center director Lisa Campbell will lead a live Q&A session where audience members can ask Marshall about his work. The broadcast is free and available through YouTube.  To view this unique in process work, patrons should go to the Berrie Center website at https://www.ramapo.edu/berriecenter/performance-schedule/

Kyle Marshall’s new solo work-in-progress gives viewers a behind the scenes look at the process of creating dance.  In discussing “I & I”, Marshall states, “as a member of the diaspora, I have often felt distant from my maternal homeland, Jamaica. “I & I” is an exploration of my Jamaican body. This process has directed me towards my family’s migration story, Caribbean dance, and historical research, and uncovering the global cultural impact of this mighty Caribbean island.”

Kyle Marshall is a choreographer, performer, and teaching artist. In 2020, he received the Dance Magazine Harkness Promise Award and a N.Y. “Bessie” Award nomination for the production “Colored.” His dance company, Kyle Marshall Choreography (KMC) sees the dancing body as a container of history, an igniter of social reform and a site of celebration. Since inception in 2014, KMC has performed in many venues throughout New York City.

For more information about this program and other upcoming events, please visit the Berrie Center for the Performing & Visual Arts at www.ramapo.edu/berriecenter

Made in Jersey is made possible through a generous grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. While events are free, viewers are encouraged to consider making a gift to the Contemporary Arts Fund or the COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund through the Ramapo Foundation at www.ramapo.edu/give

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About Ramapo College

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 comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

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, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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