The Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for two new full-time faculty positions: Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance and New Media and Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance Studies.
Fiona Lummis carries Kylián work to Houston Ballet and beyond
Jiří Kylián’s pupil and faculty artist in residence Fiona Lummis discusses the expanding legacy of emblematic choreographers from the second half of the 20th century as she stages Kylián’s “Stepping Stones” (1991) at The Houston Ballet.
Student Blog: Tomer Heymann’s “Mr. Gaga” film through our eyes
By Mary Mallaney
If you haven’t already heard, “Mr. Gaga,” a film by Tomer Heymann, has finally opened in the United States. This is super exciting–we have been waiting months for it to travel through places like Israel and Europe to us in California. Personally, I am so obsessed with the Gaga language that I’ve been tracking the film’s progress through Kickstarter campaigns, trailers, etc. impatiently for over two years now.
Choreographing for the moment: Jessica Lee Keller and Christopher Scott
Since their first onscreen match-up on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, dancers Jessica Lee Keller and Christopher Scott have been making several dance worlds meet. The two use their contrasting dance backgrounds—hers primarily balletic and his beginning with tap and hip-hop styles—to blend cohesive hybrid movements.
Step by step: USC Kaufman dancers appear in TV commercial airing around the world
How’s this for an “only at USC” experience? Fifteen freshman and sophomore Bachelor of Fine Arts dance students spent a day in January dancing outside the Griffith Park Observatory for a commercial that premiered on Super Bowl Sunday in key markets around the country.
The 60-second Discover Los Angeles ad, which appeared in pregame and kickoff spots in three U.S. cities, will run for 14 weeks and air during the Grammy Awards and the Academy Awards.
Watch the ad and read the complete article on USC News.
Faculty Q&A with Gillian Finley
Gillian Finley, USC Kaufman’s newest lecturer, joined the faculty this spring and has an extensive background in both ballet and teaching. She has danced with Ballet Pacifica, Nevada Dance Theatre, and Eugene Ballet; along with a B.A. in Dance from the University of California Irvine, an M.A. in Arts Management from American University, and a Stott Pilates certification, Finley has dance experience that makes her the perfect fit for USC Kaufman’s blend of conservatory dance and university education.
Hip-hop minds convene at USC Kaufman
Five hip-hop dancers and educators gathered at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance on Jan. 26 to share stories of their backgrounds and insights on the evolution of the art form. Visiting artist and award-winning breaker Raphael Xavier joined faculty members Tiffany Bong, E. Moncell Durden, d. Sabela Grimes and faculty artist in residence Victor Quijada in the discussion.
USC Kaufman’s new partnership with Dance Camera West kicks off with “Mr. Gaga”
USC Kaufman will be launching a dance film series in partnership with Dance Camera West. A special pre-release screening of “Mr. Gaga” will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8. at the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, and will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Tomer Heymann and producer Barak Heymann.