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In the spirit of “So, You Think You Can Dance,” “America’s Got Talent,” and other popular reality shows, the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance at Dean College presents Choreographers’ Concert for Dance Momentum weekend beginning on Friday, February 21, 2014, featuring Dean College dance students and renowned guest choreographer judges. Additionally, Dean College will host Master Classes open to the public on February 22, 2014.
“Dancers and dance lovers in the community should mark Feb. 21st and 22nd in their calendars as an important and inspiring weekend of dance,” said Julianne Pedersen O’Brien, Dean of the School of Dance. Dancers will get the chance to take classes in Contemporary, Afro-Modern, Hip Hop, and Modern Repertory from renowned performer/choreographers, as well as participate in a talk back session with the artists.”
The Choreographers’ Concert on Friday, February 21st will take place at 8:00 p.m. in the Guidrey Center, featuring Dean College dance students and renowned guest choreographer judges. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students/seniors/children. The College will host master classes on February 22, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The fee is $70, which includes lunch and your choice of attending one to all four classes.
The two-day dance event features David Parker teaching a modern technique class with elements of choreographic investigation, Nyama McCarthy Brown teaching Afro-Modern, Marc Kimelman teaching Hip Hop, and Martin Lofsnes teaching traditional modern technique.
David Parker is the artistic director of The Bang Group, commissioned by The American Dance Festival, The Yard, and Dance Theater Workshop.
Dr. Nyama McCarthy-Brown holds a PhD in Dance Education and Cultural Studies from Temple University. She is a visiting professor at Bowdoin College. Additionally, she has performed with Ballethnic Dance Company.
Marc Kimelman has worked with the New York City Ballet, Katy Perry, Phish, Neil Young, and Chaka Kahn. His Broadway credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Broadway Bares, and Play It Cool.
Martin Lofsnes is a principle dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, a dancer with Maurice Bejart and Matthew Bourne, and faculty with the Ailey School and Martha Graham School. Additionally, he is the artistic director of 360º Dance Company.
Pedersen O’Brien added, “it is an affordable and exciting day of dancing and learning about dance, and it is an honor to bring these guest to the regional community! It is a dance weekend not to be missed.”
To purchase tickets to the Choreographer’s Concert visit the calendar of events page at www.dean.edu. To register for a Master Class, visit www.dean.edu/worldofdance or contact Tracy Lane at (508) 541-1606 or via email at email@example.com.
This summer William “Bill”
Evans, Dean College's Artist in Residence, will be hosting a Dance Teachers'
Intensive and an International Conference on Somatics-Based Dance Education.
Both the intensive and conference are sponsored by the Palladino School of
Dance at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts.
The Bill Evans Dance
Teachers’ Intensive 2015, The Art Science of Teaching Dance, will take
place Monday, July 6 through Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The intensive includes
three modules to choose from. Faculty include Bill Evans, Peggy Hackney, Claire
Porter, Don Halquist, Kitty Daniels, Debra Knapp and Suzie Lundgren. On campus
housing and meal plan are available.
On Wednesday evening,
July 15 through Saturday, July 18, 2015, Bill Evans, Cynthia Williams and the
Palladino School of Dance at Dean College will host the International
Conference on Somatics-Based Dance Education.The conference is dedicated to
sharing research, pedagogical practices and creative work integrating somatic
concepts and dance. It will feature a variety of presentations by practicing
teaching artists, dance performances, a master class by Bill Evans and keynote
addresses by international leaders in the field Peggy Hackney and Martha Eddy.
Both the Evans Teachers’
Intensive and the International Conference will take place at Dean College, 99
Main Street, Franklin, MA. Dean College is easily accessed by train from the
Boston Logan International Airport. Registration required. For more
information, full faculty bios, and to register, visit www.dean.edu/billevansdance.
Three professional dance performances will take place as part of
these events on Wednesday, July 15, Thursday, July 16 and Saturday, July 18.
All three shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Main Stage
and are open to the public. Tickets are $15 for one concert, $25 for two
concerts, and $30 for three concerts. Cash or check will be accepted at the
door. The Wednesday concert will feature performances by Bill Evans, Don
Halquist and Claire Porter. The Thursday and Saturday concerts will be composed
of somatics-based works by distinguished choreographers from around the country
whose works were selected for presentation at the International Conference.
William “Bill” Evans, MFA, CLMA, CMA, honorary DFA, is a
world-renowned artist, publisher, advocate, and dance consultant. In August
2014, he became Artist in Residence and Professor of Dance at the Palladino
School of Dance at Dean College. He is Visiting Professor of Dance Emeritus in
the Department of Dance at the SUNY College at Brockport, where he served from
2004 through 2014, and Distinguished Professor of Dance Emeritus at the University
of New Mexico, where he served from 1988 through 2004.
Martha Eddy, CMA, RSMT, EdD
is a sought-after authority within the field of Somatic Movement Education
& Therapy & Dance Somatics, author and lecturer on how to apply dance
and body awareness to neuro-motor development and socioemotional learning, as
well as to peace education/conflict resolution, social somatics and ecological
a B.A. in Psychology from Duke University (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude) and
an M.F.A. in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College. She is internationally known as
a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst and a Registered Somatic Movement
Therapist. Peggy performed as a dancer in New York City for 10 years before
joining the Bill Evans Dance Co. and touring the USA extensively. She is the
author of Making Connections: Total Body Integration Through Bartenieff
Fundamentals, probably the leading book of its kind ever published.
Accepted and deposited students are
invited and encouraged to attend a New Student Orientation session to become
more acquainted with Dean College and all that we have to offer.
to learn more about and to register for the third session of NSO.
The town of Franklin is undergoing
construction throughout the summer season, so directions to parking for New
Student Orientation may change over time. Please check back on this post
regularly for updates.
To get to the Dean Hall parking lot
from Route I-495, you will take the following steps:
Dean College administrative offices
will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015 for the July 4th holiday.
Normal operations will resume on
Monday, July 6, 2015.
College is pleased to announce that President Paula M. Rooney, Ed.D. has received
the 2015 Massachusetts ACE Women’s Network Leadership Award.
prestigious award was presented to Dr. Rooney during the 2015 President’s
Dinner and Leadership Award Ceremony at Brandeis University on Wednesday, June
American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network facilitates the networking
of women interested in pursuing leadership opportunities in higher education.
The mission of the Massachusetts Network of Women Leaders in Higher Education
is to improve higher education in Massachusetts by promoting women’s leadership
ACE Women’s Network offers two awards each year, including the Leadership
Award, which recognizes women who exhibit leadership in mentoring, promoting,
and encouraging women in the field of higher education in Massachusetts. The
awardee exemplifies the principles of the ACE National Network: IDEALS, which
stand for Identify, Develop, Encourage, Advance, Link, and Support women to
advance their careers.
steadfast support of women’s professional and personal development, coupled
with her focused initiatives around the IDEALS that the ACE National Network
promotes, exemplifies the qualities of a
Award winner. On behalf of the entire Dean College community, I extend our
heartfelt congratulations,” said Mark Boyce, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
at Dean College.
information on the Massachusetts ACE Women’s Network, visit http://www.maacenetwork.org. For more information on Dean
College, visit www.dean.edu.
Franklin, MA (June 22, 2015) – Dean College, a private,
residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, has been approved by
the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to offer new stand-alone B.S.
degrees, adding to the B.A. programs already offered by the College. Beginning
in fall 2016, students at Dean College will be able to complete a Bachelor of
Science in Management, Security Management, and Sport Management.
B.S. programs prepare students for the world of work or graduate school. “Today’s employers are seeking graduates who
have depth of preparation in these specific fields backed by the knowledge and
skills that management degrees provide; inquiry and analysis, critical
thinking, written and oral communication, quantitative and information
literacy, teamwork and problem solving,” said Dr. Michael Fishbein, Vice
President of Academic Affairs.
College now proudly offers 11 Bachelor Degree programs, including Arts and
Entertainment Management, Dance, English, History, Liberal Arts and Studies,
Management, Psychology, Security Management, Sociology, Sport Management, or
Theatre. Additionally, Dean College offers 21 Associate Degree programs, as
well as a robust schedule of part-time continuing and professional education
credit and certificate programs throughout the calendar year.
information on Dean College, visit our website www.dean.edu
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