The Dance Theatre of Harlem, the renowned company that has performed for guests such as the President of the United States and first lady, will travel to Bergen Community College, Saturday, May 4, 2013 for a gala and performance.
The black tie-optional gala event begins at 6 p.m. with a pre-performance reception in the lobby of the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre on the main campus at 400 Paramus Road.
The performance follows at 7:30 p.m. and a post-show meet-and-greet will give guests an opportunity to meet the performing artists. The College also will provide guests free complimentary valet parking.
Proceeds benefit the Ciccone Theatre Fund dedicated to presenting the highest level of performances for Bergen students and the community. The Theatre Fund also supports the Ciccone Theatre Educational Initiative, which brings together outstanding artists with focused education programs to primary, middle and high school students throughout Bergen County. Recent Ciccone Theatre Educational Initiative performances included folksinger Peter Yarrow, formerly of Peter, Paul and Mary, who conducted an anti-bullying program of songs for middle school students earlier this week.
Tickets are $100 for center orchestra seating, $75 for side orchestra seating and $50 for rear orchestra seating. To purchase tickets, please contact Joyce Becker at [email protected], or call (201) 493-3507.
Founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, the Dance Theatre of Harlem began when Mitchell sought to give children in his community an opportunity to learn about dance and allied arts. The group has grown into a multicultural dance institution with a legacy of providing opportunities for creative expression and artistic excellence.
Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu) based in Paramus is a public two-year coeducational college, enrolling more than 17,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields.