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.
USC Kaufman seeks full-time assistant professor of practice in ballet technique
The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for a non-tenure track, assistant professor of practice in ballet technique. USC Kaufman is looking for a collaborative, dynamic and innovative artist-scholar to teach all levels of ballet technique for undergraduate dance majors, non-majors, and minors. Successful candidates will have significant professional and/or university-level experience in teaching ballet technique, men’s ballet technique, classical male variations, classical partnering and contemporary partnering as well as teaching and/or staging classical and/or contemporary master works.
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USC Kaufman seeks part-time faculty members in tap and dance science
The Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for two new part-time faculty positions: Adjunct Assistant Professor in Dance Science and Part-Time Lecturer in Dance (Tap).
You’ve submitted your application. What’s next?
You submitted your Common Application and USC Supplement, which included writing samples, letters of recommendation, and so much more. You also submitted your USC Kaufman Portfolio asking for a million dance components. Now that all this work is done, what’s next?
Lil Buck teaches Memphis-style jookin at USC
By Joanna Clay
The USC community had a rare opportunity Wednesday night — take a dance class with Lil Buck.
If the name isn’t familiar, Google will quickly get you up to speed. Charles “Lil Buck” Riley has been featured in The New York Times and Vogue. He’s performed with Yo-Yo Ma and Madonna.
A mixture of the public, students, staff and faculty — likely nervous, since they weren’t dance majors — filled a studio in the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center.
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Student blog: USC Kaufman minor experience
By Yifei Yu
I started to take Kaufman’s course in the fall 2015 semester, when Kaufman’s main building was still under construction. Even though I had to dance in the basement of Alfred Newman Recital Hall before the building was finished, I was thrilled by how professionally dedicated and enthusiastic USC Kaufman faculty members were.
Student choreographers display 360-degree artistry
USC Kaufman will showcase works choreographed by its students. On Nov. 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m., 13 pieces choreographed by BFA sophomores will be shown in the Performance Studio of the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center. The cast will include both freshman and sophomore students. Audiences will experience dances to tunes that include funk, soul, orchestral music and cello.
“I’ve seen them grow a lot. They’re taking risks and they’re getting better at creating a cohesive whole,” said professor Thomas McManus. “Their hard work and dedication to this project is remarkable.”
Innovations abound at The Fall Dance Performance
Enthusiastic crowds filled the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center from Nov. 15 to Nov. 19 as USC Kaufman’s BFA students presented their Fall Dance Performance. Throughout six performances, the dancers delivered seamless executions of various works representing different generations of dance.
The students, all freshmen and sophomores, demonstrated the versatility of USC Kaufman’s guiding principle, The New Movement. Not only did they display an array of technique, from classic ballet to hip-hop, but they also committed to training and performing in different dance roles for each presentation.
Faculty Feature Video: Jackie Kopcsak
USC Kaufman faculty member Jackie Kopcsak explains her dance philosophy and her history background, and how she brings them together in her classes at USC Kaufman.