Ramos Dance Company Performs and Instructs Master Class – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Ramos Dance Company Performs and Instructs Master Class

April 21, 2000 Geneva, NY – The Dance Department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is proud to announce that Ramos Dance, an exciting modern dance company from New Jersey,
will perform at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, in Winn-Seeley Gym-Theater. Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens, $7 for faculty/staff, and $10 general admission.

Artistic Director Chris DC Ramos will also teach a free master class in intermediate modern dance at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, April 28, in the Winn-Seeley Dance Studio. To reserve a spot in this class, please call (315) 781-3760.

Ramos Dance strives to create a body of work embodying those facets of the human condition often seen as basic truths: vulnerability, conflict, self indulgence, guilt, and instinctual drive. In short, dances that describe the inevitable conflicts that occur between the self and its instinctual drives and the restrictions imposed upon those drives by society.

The company, which was founded in 1997, made its debut at the Joyce SoHo to critical acclaim and a standing-room-only audience. In the past year, the company has appeared in prestigious venues including the Rivertown Arts Council 1999 Dance Festival, NYONY Dance Performance Series, Huntington Summer Arts Festival, the 17th Annual Downtown Dance Festival, Pier 63 July 4th Celebration, and more.

Chris DC Ramos was born in the Philippines and grew up in Hawaii. He received a B.F.A. in dance at the University of Hawaii-Manoa where he received awards for academic excellence and the Yasuki Sasa Award for Excellence in Dance. He remains committed to creating new dances to keep dance theater alive and to providing a performance outlet for the next generation of performing artists. He also aspires to cultivate new audiences for the next millennium of dance, and to bring the arts to the greater community.

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