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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.
On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, Dean College is holding its
annual Honor Societies’ New Member Recognition Ceremony.
Students inducted into the Alpha
Lambda Sigma, Phi Theta Kappa or Golden Key are invited to attend this
invite-only ceremony in the Campus Center Atrium at 7pm.
The Dean Leadership Institute is proud to present its
Executive Lecture Series speaker for the spring semester, Jerry Sargent, President
of Citizens Bank, Massachusetts.
This event will be held in the Guidrey Center at 7pm. It is
free and open to the public.
Click here to register
Dean College Performing Arts
Auditions will take place this Saturday, April 11, 2015.
Students who are applying to either
dance or theatre degree programs are required to complete an on-campus audition
as part of their Dean College application. Prospective students must complete
their application before participating in their audition.
to learn more about auditions.
here to register for auditions.
The Dean College School of the Arts will perform In the
Heights beginning Wednesday, April 8, 2015 through Sunday, April 12, 2015.
In the Heights is an authentic and
exhilarating journey into one of Manhattan’s most exciting communities. With
its universal themes of family, community and self-discovery, In the Heights
can be enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds.
Winner of the 2008 Tony for Best Musical, Best Score, Best
Choreography, and Best Orchestration, In the Heights quickly became an audience
phenomenon and a critical success.
The Dean College production of In the Heights will
take place in the Campus Main Stage at Dean College Wednesday – Saturday at
7:30 p.m. with matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. on both Saturday and
Sunday. Tickets are $5/$10/$20 and can be purchased online. Visit www.dean.edu/intheheights to buy
Bill Evans, Artist in Residence for the Palladino School of Dance at Dean
College, will be celebrating his 75th birthday with the Bill Evans 75th Birthday Dance Concert and
Celebration in Providence, RI on
Sunday, April 12, 2015.
2014, Dean College welcomed Bill as Artist in Residence for the Palladino
School of Dance. William (Bill) Evans, MFA, CMA, has uniquely woven his work as
a professional choreographer/performer with a career in dance education. He has
been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship; an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from
Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle; Lifetime Achievement Awards from the
National Dance Education Organization, Dance Teacher Magazine and the American
Dance Guild; the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Achievement and Excellence in
the Arts; and numerous grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for
Evans Dance Company gave its first performances at the National Cathedral in
Washington, D.C. in the summer of 1975. For several years, the company—then
based in Seattle--was the most-booked professional U.S. dance ensemble. It has
appeared in all 50 U.S. states, throughout Canada and Mexico and in 20 other
countries. In April, 2014, the Company celebrated its 40th anniversary in
Rochester, NY, where it had been in residence for 10 years.
celebrate his 75th birthday (April 11) and to introduce himself to the Rhode
Island dance audience, Bill, his husband, friends, and dance majors from the
Palladino School of Dance at Dean College, will share an afternoon of Evans’
works in the intimate setting of the AS220 Black Box Theatre.
performance will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Black Box Theatre, 95 Empire Street,
Providence, RI. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1353634. All proceeds from the concert
will benefit AS220, a non-profit community arts center located in Downtown,
information on Bill Evans and the Palladino School of Dance at Dean College,
visit our website www.dean.edu.
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