Photo: USC Kaufman BFA Student Jessica Muszynsky | Photo by Rose Eichenbaum

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January 17, 2018

Dance clubs assemble for Spring Open Floor

USC Kaufman and the Dance Club Council co-hosted Spring Open Floor on Jan. 10–complete with a live DJ and free cookies, the event featured USC’s many dance clubs and classes. Among those present were Break On 2, Trojan Bhangra, Chamber Ballet, and more. 

January 17, 2018

Faculty Q&A: Bonnie Oda Homsey

As the spring semester begins, USC Kaufman welcomes lecturer Bonnie Oda Homsey, who will teach DANC 470: Dance Leadership for junior BFA dance students. Homsey has become an industry influencer; evolving from dancer to artistic director, producer, educator, curator, author, lecturer, arts advocate, funder, panelist, and filmmaker. We sat down with her to answer some questions.

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January 16, 2018

Student Blog: Freshmen’s first week with Quijada

By Evan Sagadencky

As the class of 2021’s second semester at Kaufman began, we were already exposed to a wealth of knowledge and information in the first week. Ranging from repertoire and improvisational tasks with William Forsythe, new creation with Sonya Tayeh, Ohad Naharin’s movement language ‘Gaga’ guided by Bret Easterling, and Victor Quijada’s RUBBERBAND Method.

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January 10, 2018

Student Blog: Audition anecdotes

By Celine Kiner

Now that I’ve reached the spring semester of my junior year, I remember my USC Kaufman audition in vignettes and sepia tones. It seems ages ago that I was receiving and returning nervous strangers’ smiles in the hallway of PED 207—our gorgeous dance center had not yet been built.

Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center | Photo by Ema Peter

January 2, 2018

USC Kaufman Seeks Faculty Artists in Residence

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for Artists in Residence. USC Kaufman seeks collaborative, dynamic and innovative practicing artists to teach one or more dance techniques and/or dance studies in field(s) of expertise.  Candidate must currently be professionally active and recognized in the field of dance.

Visit jobs.usc.edu for an application and details.

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December 14, 2017

Our top ten moments this fall

This semester at USC Kaufman, incredible artists were in high demand at USC Kaufman–from Matthew Bourne to Barak Marshall, BFA students experienced the creation process with some of the best. Here are our top ten moments this semester:

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December 12, 2017

Faculty Q&A: Bret Easterling

Bret Easterling will join USC Kaufman faculty this spring as a lecturer in Gaga technique. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Easterling has danced with Batsheva Dance Company and has been teaching Gaga since 2011.

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December 11, 2017

Student Blog: First fall semester

By Chloe Kuka

With my first semester coming to a close, I can’t help but reflect on what made these first few months at the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance so special. One of the reasons I chose to join this program was the kind and welcoming atmosphere cultivated by the faculty at my audition.

Students in the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center Courtyard | Photo by Carolyn DiLoreto

December 8, 2017

Spring Open Floor 2018

Kick off the spring 2018 semester right and join us for the ultimate dance club fair and dance party, Spring Open Floor 2018 co-hosted by the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and the Dance Club Council (DCC). Learn more about how you can take a dance class, join a dance club, and all the ways to get involved in dance at USC while you bust a move with new friends! Open to all USC students.

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December 8, 2017

Choreographic voices emerge at Student Works Performance

Over the past year and a half, the class of 2020 worked in improvisation and composition courses to discover the possibilities of the choreographic process. For six of the students, this work culminated in the Student Works Performance, which took place Nov. 28 and 29 at the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center.

The performance marked a chance for the class of 2020 to explore a different facet of dance — creating, instead of being created upon– which, for some, was an entirely new experience.

“Choreography was never something that I thought I would have the courage to take on, but […]