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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
the fall sports season winds down, it’s now time for basketball season!
football team improved its record to 6-3 with a 26-14 win over Bridgton Academy
and will play their final game of the season on November 1st at
Longley Field at noon. The Women’s Soccer team played their final game on
Sunday, losing to CCRI, 3-0, and ending their season with a 9-8 record. Men’s
Soccer team completed its season with a 3-3 tie at AIC JV, ending with a 9-7 record.
here to see the Men’s Basketball season schedule and click
here to see the Women’s Basketball season schedule.
Dean College School of Arts will present Urinetown on
November 19-23, 2014.
is an irreverently humorous satire that tells the story of a terrible water
shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, and a government-enforced ban on private
toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single
malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s
most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and wants to
lead them all to freedom! This is a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love
and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.
are now available for 7:30pm and matinee showings for $5/$10/$20 at www.dean.edu/urinetown.
The Leadership in Action series kicked off with James
Convertino on Thursday, October 16, 2014.
James is the Director of the Professional Athletes &
Entertainers Practice for Britton Gallagher. With over twenty seven years of
experience in insurance consulting, James spoke to students of the importance
of integrity, regardless of outside influences.
Following James came the inspirational story of Dr. Ellyn
Robinson on Tuesday, October 21st, a competitive weightlifter who struggled to
overcome two cancers at the same time. Her presentation titled: Full Speed
Ahead! STEP UP or GIVE Up: My Journey of Survivorship from 2 Cancers at the
Same Time, says it all. Dr. Robinson encouraged students to never
give up their dreams and goals.
On Thursday, October 23rd, Tyler Fletcher came to
speak to students about his job as the Soccer Operations Assistant for the New England
Revolution. As a somewhat recent college graduate, Tyler spoke to students
about his experience working in the sports industry. He shared the ins and outs
of sport management and spoke to students about the importance of being
self-motivated in a busy work atmosphere.
Coming up next:
On Thursday, November 13, Scott Pirrello, CEO of CampusTVs,
will visit campus to update us on the successes and failures of running a TV
rental business at over 300 campuses countrywide.
Last but not least, Scot and Jacq Tatelman, co-founders of
State Bags, a company that provides a backpack to a child in need with each
purchase, will be on campus to close out the Fall Leadership in Action series
on Tuesday, December 2nd.
Interested in learning more about these speakers? Click here to
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.
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
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