Leaning into the Unknown (Livestream Event with Ramapo College’s Berrie Center)

By September 6, 2020September 24th, 2020Events

September 26, 2020 at 8pm
Leaning into the Unknown, Act II Livestream Event
presented by Ramapo College, Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts

Event Features: The Moving Architects, Dimitri Reyes, and Mignola Dance
Post Show Live Talk with the Artist, led by Lisa Campbell, Berrie Center Director

Direct Broadcast Link: YouTube.com

Support the Event:
Audiences can view the broadcasts on the You-Tube channel Ramapo College Berrie Center. 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

For more information and to access the broadcasts, go to:  www.ramapo.edu/berriecenter



The Moving Architects with “Jubilee & Knell”

choreography: Erin Carlisle Norton in collaboration with the dancers
dancers: Caitlin Bailey & Maggie Beutner
visual artist collaborator: gwen charles
Music: “Wings 3” by Michael Wall, “Wings 4” by Michael Wall, “Clap 05 – Original” by Komet, “Corpo” by Divan Gattamorta

The Moving Architects will perform choreographer Erin Carlisle Norton’s work “Jubilee & Knell” that pulls from the two memory states jubilee (happiness) and knell (sorrow) taken from the poet Emily Dickinson.  Exploring how these two memory states can be experienced simultaneously, Norton explores the exaggerated realities of the pandemic including isolation, social distancing, perceptions of time, connection, and forced self-reflection. Audience members will view performers dancing inside and outside giant milky blurred bubbles in moments of extreme physical exertion side-by-side with moments of intimacy and fragility, the bubbles visually representing how memory is accessed and experienced.  A work truly of our time, Jubilee & Knell has been created almost entirely in the virtual space.


MAHWAH, N.J. — The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts on the Ramapo College campus is pleased to announce the winners of its Leaning into the Unknown competition who will be featured during two livestream broadcasts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 19 and Saturday, September 26. The livestreams will be available through YouTube and are free.

Leaning into the Unknown was a call to N.J.-based artists in the performing arts to share work they were creating in response to the COVID-19 global health pandemic. The six artists chosen for the performances of new works in progress were selected by a panel of judges representing a diversity of disciplines and backgrounds. The artists chosen include Mignolo Dance of Metuchen; performance artist Christy E. O’Connor of Middletown; poet and spoken word artist Dimitri Reyes of Kearny; The Moving Architects of Montclair; Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company of Fort Lee; and poet Marina Carreira of Union.

The livestream broadcasts have been divided into two evenings. Act I will air on September 19 with performances by Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Marina Carreira and Christy E. O’Connor. Act II will air on September 26 with performances by Mignolo Dance, The Moving Architects and Dimitri Reyes. After each broadcast, audiences will be able to join Lisa Campbell, Berrie Center Director, and the artists for that evening in a live chat where they can ask questions of the artists.