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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.
Franklin, MA (August 29, 2014) – Dean College, a private, residential
college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, welcomes Michael Fishbein,
Ph.D. as Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Fishbein has a
long-standing history of creating student success, working
collaboratively with faculty and the community to build programs and
devise models to support retention and academic achievement.
Today, Friday, August 29, marks the beginning of International
Student Orientation (ISO) and Arch Orientation.
International students from 26 countries around the world
arrived on campus yesterday afternoon to meet their student leaders, move in to
their dorms, have dinner and unwind. Over the next few days, international
students will have the opportunity to learn more about Dean and the Franklin
community by visiting a local bank, setting up telephone and internet services,
shopping for necessities and enjoying evening activities with their new
classmates. In general, ISO offers an opportunity for international students to
become acquainted with Dean and the surrounding areas.
Additionally, students from the Arch program also arrive on
campus today and begin their orientation! Arch
Orientation allows those participating in the Arch program to become better
acquainted with others in the program and to learn more about the program
itself. Over the next few days, students will sit through sessions such as Linking
Your Academic and Campus Life, The Journey from High School to College and
Writing Your Success Plan. Students will also participate in fun off-campus
adventures and team-building exercises.
Welcome to Dean – we are excited to have you here!
Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, August 28, students from
around the world will be arriving on campus to kick off the 2014-15 academic
Friday marks the beginning of International
Student Orientation (ISO) and Arch Orientation. ISO offers an opportunity
for international students to become acquainted with Dean and the surrounding
areas and Arch Orientation allows those
participating in the Arch program to become better acquainted with others in
On Monday, September 1, the remaining new and returning
students will move in and/or check-in to Dean College. Times and locations for
check-in vary depending on a variety of factors, so be sure to check out the Move-In Day web page
for all information. If you are moving in to a residence hall for the first
time, you will also find some tips on what to bring and what not to bring to
Dean is proud to welcome
William (Bill) Evans as Artist in Residence for the Palladino School of Dance. Evans is a world-renowned artist,
publisher, advocate, and dance consultant.
are wonderful dancers at Dean,” said Evans. “I will be transitioning toward
finding and developing a new group of dancers for my company.” William Evans is
an internationally acclaimed modern dance teacher offering certification in his
own modern technique and international summer teachers’ intensives for the past
15 years. Additionally, he has produced his own summer dancers’ intensives
annually since 1977.
thrilled to bring Bill Evans to campus,” said Julianne O’Brien Pedersen, Dean
of the Palladino School of Dance. “We could not ask for a more renowned artist,
publisher, educator, and dance advocate to join our faculty.”
addition to being a Guggenheim fellow and director of the internationally
acclaimed Bill Evans Dance Company, William is the author of a memoir,
Reminiscences of A Dancing Man, a columnist for
Dance Studio Life Magazine, and has been published in The Journal of Dance Education, Contact
Quarterly, Dance Magazine, The Society of Dance History Scholars,
and Dance Teacher Magazine, which
awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.
fame is matched with his big-heartedness, and his appointment will just as
equally inspire faculty, audiences, the community, and the college campus,”
added O’Brien Pederson. “I thank Dr. Rooney for her vision and support in
bringing William to Dean, and look forward to launching the Palladino School of
Dance’s 51st year in such a meaningful way.”
more information on the Dean College and the Palladino School of Dance, visit www.dean.edu.
On Wednesday, August 8, 2014 President, Dr. Paula Rooney, Vice President of Enrollment Services and Marketing, John Marcus, Professor of Business and Director of the Dean Leadership Institute, Dr. Gerald Shaw, and Dean College Board of Trustee, Theresa M. Robbins visited Hong Kong for the Dean College Hong Kong Dinner in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Dean with alumni, current and incoming students. The dinner was hosted by Dr. Rooney and Director of Litz USA Student Service, Kitty Wu.
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