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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.
Because Dean College believes that college should not be a
blind date, we are holding a Dance and Theatre Open House all next week.
to learn more and to register for classes!
Thinking of attending Dean College but can’t attend any of
the days of the Open House? We will also be holding auditions on Saturday,
November 15 for those applying Early Action for next fall or for the spring
semester. Visit the Auditions website
to register for auditions!
On Tuesday, November 11, Dean College will be honoring its
veterans with a ceremony held on campus.
At 11:15am at the War Memorial on Awpie Way, Dean College
and members of the community will be honoring, recognizing and thanking members
of the Dean College and Franklin communities who have served our country. There
will be a reception following the memorial
Register to attend this event by visiting www.dean.edu/veterans or by emailing
On Friday, November 7, Dean College first-year students will
perform in the Synergy: Freshman Development show.
Beginning at 7:30pm and taking place in the Guidrey Center
in the Campus Center, the Synergy:Freshman Development show will include the
Class of 2018 dancers performing works by upperclassmen!
Tickets for the performance are $5/$10 and can be purchased
by calling the box office at 508-541-1605 or by clicking
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.
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