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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.
production of Urinetown: The Musical
has been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theater
Festival (KCACTF) in Hyannis, MA from January 27 – 31, 2015.
The KCACTF is a
national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and
universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality
of College Theater in the United States. The KCACTF has grown into a network of
more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater
departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside
assessment by KCACTF respondents.
In January and February
of each year, regional festivals showcase the finest of each region's entered
productions and offer a variety of activities, including workshops, symposia,
and regional-level award programs.
Urinetown: The Musical was performed in the Main Stage at Dean College November 19 – 23,
2014. For a full cast listing, visit www.dean.edu/urinetown.
Students have the opportunity to take shuttles to and from the airport
and shopping destinations around Dean College.
The new shuttle schedule
for spring semester of 2015 is located below:
Students looking to take the shopping shuttle may find the updated schedule on Today@Dean.
During the weekend of December 5, 2014,
Dean College Palladino School of Dance modern dance artist in residence, Bill
Evans, will be honored at the Annual Performance Festival of the American Dance
Guild at The Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York City. Evans will bring with
him eight Dean College students to perform his piece, “Colony,” as part of the
William (Bill) Evans is an
internationally known choreographer, performer, teacher, administrator, writer
and movement analyst. More than 200 of Evans' works have been performed by
professional and pre-professional ballet, modern dance, and tap companies
throughout the United States. His company, Bill Evans Dance Company, has
performed in all 50 states and in 22 other countries, and recently celebrated
its 40th anniversary in April 2014.
The American Dance Guild
has brought together national and international artists for the past 58 years.
The Annual Performance Festival was established to honor living legends of
dance as well as to present many other talented artists and companies. Joan
Myers Brown, founder of Philadanco, and Douglas
Dunn, founder of Douglas Dunn & Dancers, will be honored
alongside Bill Evans.
Among the eight Dean College students performing Bill Evans’
work are Silvia Laracca, MacKenzie Ferraro, Devon Larcher, Francis Rivera
Pacheco, Megan McQuarrie, Abbey Hemmann, Ryane Currie and Angela Miller.
To learn more about the Festival of the American Dance
Guild, visit http://americandanceguild.org.
To learn more about Bill Evans and the Dean College Palladino School of Dance,
Dean College residence halls will close at 6:30pm on Thursday,
Students must check out of their residence hall room two
hours after their last final.
Prior to leaving students must do the following:
Students should sign up with their Resident Director or
Community Advisor to check out of their room, and return their room key.
Residents who live further than 500 miles away, and need to
stay late due to travel arrangements must go to Chapman House by Wednesday,
December 3rd to finalize arrangements. Charges will apply.
Any questions please contact the Office of Residence Life at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-541-1838.
Students are also encouraged to stop by Chapman House or
speak with their RD if they have any questions.
Dean College Annual Tree Lighting Thursday, December 4, 2014
Come join the Dean College and Franklin Community at 4:00
p.m. for a well-loved tradition as we kick-off the Franklin Downtown
Partnership Holiday Stroll with the lighting of the tree on Awpie Way. There will be food and music for everyone to
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