(MAHWAH, NJ) -- The Berrie Center’s Arch Performances will begin the 2023-2024 season with a performance from Calpulli Mexican Dance Company on Saturday, October 7 at 8:00pm in the Sharp Theater. The performance, made possible with generous support from the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, is part of the College’s celebration of Latinx Heritage Month.
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company’s performances are like the traditions of Mexico: colorful, passionate, and inviting. With glorious costumes, contagious rhythms and captivating performers, the Company has a vibrant repertoire of dance and live music with cherished dance traditions, lesser-known stories and original works that capture the Mexican-American spirit.
Calpulli is a touring company dedicated to celebrating the rich diversity and traditions of Mexican heritage and Mexican-American cultural expression through dance-based programming. With artistic direction from Alberto Lopez Herrera and music direction from George Saenz, the Company made its international debut in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2013 and has also been featured at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Dollywood Festival of Nations, and Carnegie Hall.
As a community resource, the Berrie Center hosts a range of performances year-round including talented professional musicians, theater groups, and performance artists through the Arch Performances series and compelling student theater productions through the College’s Theater Program. The Center is generously supported by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Events are open to the public, with discounts for children 17 and under, and feature easy access and free parking. For exact event information and to purchase tickets, please visit ramapo.edu/berriecenter.
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. 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.