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      School of Dance Welcomes Four Renowned Dancers to “Choreographers’ Concert” Production

      01/27/2014

      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 tlane@dean.edu.

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      Dean College Power 88 Broadcasting Live from The Orpheum Theatre Friday, October 24, 2014

      10/24/2014

      Power 88 Live Radio Broadcast Friday, October 24, 2014 at The Orpheum Theatre in Foxboro

      Dean College's Power 88 is broadcasting live at the Foxboro Orpheum Theatre on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Tune into 88.3fm to hear or click here to listen online!  

      Power 88.3FM is a radio rock station broadcasting 24/7 from Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts. The station has 175 watts behind it and has a radius of almost twenty miles surrounding Franklin. Power 88 is professionally run and student staffed featuring a wide-range rock format. Power 88.3 is 100% COMMERCIAL FREE!

      Click here for more information and live stream.

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      Dean College Hosts Halloween Happenings for Children

      10/24/2014


      Dean College will be hosting Halloween Happenings, sponsored by the Office of Residence Life, Residence Hall Association & Dean Community Outreach on Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. The event is FREE and open to the public – specifically for families and children ages 2-7.

      Activities for children will include: coloring, games, face painting, snacks, movies, and trick or treating in the residence halls. Every child will leave with a bag of goodies! Children do not need to wear costumes but are welcome to show them off if they choose!

      The event will take place in Woodward Hall at Dean College. Parking for the building is located in the Chapman Parking Lot. Use 89 West Central Street for a GPS location. Please contact the main office line at (508) 541-1838 or visit www.dean.edu with any questions

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      Dean College Presents Cabaret: Arts Mosaic, October 24 & 25, 2014

      10/20/2014

      This weekend, Dean College students will present their dancing and acting skills in a two-day showcase.

      The Joan Palladino School of Dance at Dean College presents Cabaret: Arts Mosaic on Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th. The night will feature a celebration of Dean’s vibrant performing arts on campus. Join us for an evening of integrated arts: dance, theatre, song, film and more!

      The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday in the Main Stage within the Dean College Campus Center, 99 Main Street, Franklin. Tickets for the performance are $5/$10 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 508-541-1605 or online at www.dean.edu/cabaret.
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      Dean College to Host Discover Dean Day, Saturday, October 18, 2014

      10/16/2014

      One of the best ways to Discover the Dean Difference is to visit campus on Discover Dean Day!

      On Saturday, October 18, 2014, Dean College hosted Discover Dean Day for prospective students and their families.  Dozens of future Bulldogs toured campus, chatted with Dean staff and faculty and listened to informative presentations from President Rooney and current Dean students.   Are you interested in attending a future Discover Dean Day?

      To learn more about or to register for a future Discover Dean Day, contact the Office of Admission at 508-541-1508 (toll-free at 1-877-TRY DEAN).

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      Dean College Kicks Off Fall Theatre Season with The Crucible, October 15-19, 2014

      10/15/2014

      Dean College School of the Arts will begin its fall theatre season with six showings of The Crucible on The Main Stage in the Dean College Campus Center.

      The Crucible focuses upon a young farmer, his wife and a young servant girl, who maliciously causes the wife’s arrest for witchcraft. The farmer brings the girl to court to admit the lie—and it is here that the monstrous course of bigotry and deceit is terrifyingly depicted. This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in late–17th century Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society.

      Tickets can be purchased at www.dean.edu/crucible.

      Where:
      Dean College Main Stage
      107 W. Central St. (Inside Campus Center)
      Franklin, MA 02038

      When:
      October 15: 7:30pm
      October 16: 7:30pm
      October 17: 7:30pm
      October 18: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
      October 19: 2:00pm

      Cast is as follows:
      Reverend Parris - Sean Kaiser
      Tituba - Derique Goodyear
      Abigail Williams - Lexie Hassan
      Susanna Walcott - Lauren Millerick
      Ann Putnam - Mary Hastings
      Thomas Putnam - Owen Sullivan
      Betty Parris - Molly Baker
      Mercy Lewis - Brianna Kuni
      Mary Warren - Jessica Luhmann
      John Proctor - Bernardo Brandt
      Elizabeth Proctor - Gabrielle Fernandes
      Giles Corey - Evan Crocker
      Goody Corey - Taryn Poe
      Rebecca Nurse - Maura Carrington
      Francis Nurse - Travis Sanders
      John Hale - Griffin Kulp
      Ezekiel Cheever - Kenny Donovan
      Judge John Hathorne - Vincent Ratsavong
      John Willard - Mike Motta
      Deputy Gvnr Thomas Danforth - Craig Handel
      Sarah Good - Mia Sanders
      Hopkins - Tyler Jahumpa

      Ensemble: Matthew Joseph, Corinne Apostilides, Chelsea Daniels, Kelly Roberston, Shanera Abdul-Nur

      Tickets can be purchased at www.dean.edu/crucible.

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