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Dyson Year in Review 2011-2012

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences - Year in Review 2011-2012

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Performing Arts Performing Arts Takes Center Stage T he Performing Arts Department kicked off 2012 with the announcement of a new location for its program, signing a 20-year lease on an expansive seven-story property at 140 William Street. The building has been renovated to include classrooms, dance and television studios, costume and design shops, and multiple performance spaces. "The stars are aligned to make our program one of the major performing arts programs in the country," says Department Chair Jorge Cacheiro. "The location underscores Pace's commitment to being a cultural hub for lower Manhattan. It also provides facilities for the rapidly growing department to introduce new programs including theater design and technology, commercial dance, and performance ensemble." The building will also host public performances and events. "Our Performing Arts Program exemplifies Pace's commitment to providing professional preparation in combination with a strong liberal arts foundation. It has been incredibly gratifying to watch this program grow over the years, fostered by faculty who truly believe in their students and in the ability of the arts to transform lives and help shape our culture," says Dean of Dyson College Nira Herrmann, PhD. The next step, says Cacheiro, is to build a Performing Arts Department that addresses a much wider field including design, writing, and film and television, and truly responds to the changing needs of the market and the demand for professionally prepared artists and technicians. 4 | Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

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