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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.
Come Celebrate 50 Years of Dance at Dean College with a performance by Company Gold on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. in the Guidrey Center on campus. Award winning faculty and guest choreographers set work on our best dance majors,showcasing their talent in hip hop, jazz, modern, tap, and ballet pieces. This culminating concert of the year impresses with a high level of dancing and vivid choreography. Our 50th anniversary celebration of Company is not to be missed!
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Join Dean College on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 12:00 noon for a day of exercise and fun at the Dean Dash 5K! The event is open to students, faculty/staff, alumni, family, and friends! This 5K course will feature refreshment stations at the 1 and 2 mile marks as well as snacks and entertainment at the finish line.
Entry Fee: $5 for students, $10 for staff/faculty/Dean family, friends, and alumni
Benefit: Scholarship for an Associate Degree student in Sport Fitness Studies/Athletic Training
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The Dean College Leadership Institute is pleased to welcome Bianca de la Garza, renowned Boston newscaster, for the Executive Lecture Series on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Bianca de la Garza is an integral part of NewsCenter 5's "EyeOpener" newscast, but recently announced that she plans to leave the station for her "dream job," which is opening her own production company, Lucky Gal Productions. She is known for her investigation into environmental terrorism in New England, which earned her a New England Emmy nomination. De la Garza has reported on everything from breaking news to Hollywood red carpet affairs. A graduate of Emerson College, de la Garza spends her free time volunteering for children's organizations, such as the Girl Scouts of America and St. Jude's Hospital.
The speaking program will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Guidrey Center at Dean College. The event is FREE and open to the public. Visit www.dean.edu/bianca to register!
The School of the
Arts at Dean College will perform Spring Awakening
beginning Wednesday, April 2, 2014 through Sunday, April 6, 2014.
celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power,
poignancy and passion that you will never forget. The beautiful young
Wendla explores her young life, brilliant and fearless Melchior defends his
buddy Moritz – a boy so traumatized by adolescence he can’t concentrate on
anything. One afternoon in the woods, Wendla and Melchior discover a
desire unlike anything they’ve ever felt. Spring Awakening explores
the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of life meets
the ignorance of adults. PARENTAL ADVISORY – Some material may not be suitable
for children under the age of 14.
The Dean College
production will take place in the Main Stage within the Campus Center from 7:30
p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $5/$10/$20 and
can be purchased by calling the box office at (508) 541-1605 or visit www.dean.edu/springawakening.
Dean College will host Award Winning Spoken Word Poet/Performer,
Patricia Smith on campus Monday, April 7, 2014, as part of the School of
Liberal Arts and Sciences World of Ideas series.
Smith, lauded by critics as “a testament to the power of words to
change lives,” is the author of six acclaimed poetry volumes. Her work has appeared
in Poetry, The Paris Review, Granta, Tin House, TriQuarterly, Gulf
Coast and many of journals, and in dozens of groundbreaking
anthoogies—including Best American Poetry, Best American Essays,
Villanelles, The Incredibly Sestina Anthology and Angles of
Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African-American Poetry. She
is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, for her poems "The Way Pilots
Walk" and “Laugh Your Troubles Away!” She is a Cave Canem faculty
member, a professor of English at CUNY/College of Staten Island and a faculty
member of the Sierra Nevada MFA program.
The World of Ideas is a year-long program initiative
designed to offer students a glimpse into the multi-faceted nature of the liberal
art and sciences. Programming includes lectures and presentations by faculty
as well as invited speakers and student run programs. The goal is to offer
opportunities for students to engage with limitless possibilities that are open
to them through learning.
The program will take place at
2:00 p.m. in the Atrium in the college campus center. A book
signing and reception will follow. For more information, contact Cathy
Flynn at (508) 541-1744. For
more information on the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Dean College,
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