photo of Marvin chapel at Dean College

In celebration of Black History Month, Dean College will hold a screening and discussion of the film “Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance,” a documentary that “celebrates the history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance. Commenting on political and social influences, it is an honest conversation addressing topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism, and sexism.”

Professor Robin Gee, a commentator in the film, will lead the discussion along with Dean College President Kenneth Elmore on Monday, February 13, 2023. Professor Gee serves on the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as an associate professor of dance in the UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts. She is a dancer, choreographer and filmmaker.

The event will take place at Marvin Chapel, inside Dean Hall on the Dean College campus, 99 Main Street, Franklin, Mass., from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. The event is FREE and open to students, faculty and staff.

Learn more about the film, “Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance."