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

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USC Kaufman student dancers in Choreographers and Composers Concert | Photo by Mary Mallaney

March 17, 2017

Composers and choreographers merge for a first-of-its-kind performance

On March 8 and 9, before big crowds in the performance studio at the USC Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, seven composers and 33 choreographer/dancers unveiled seven original dance pieces set to original music. Each piece in the Choreographers and Composers Concert featured four or five dancers who created their movements during the spring semester while the composers crafted their music.

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March 16, 2017

Video Stage Live

USC Kaufman BFA students carry their choreographic work from the stage to the screen in Video Stage Live, a screening of original dance works created for the camera.

Glorya Kaufman | Photo by Steve Cohn

March 15, 2017

Glorya Kaufman sees passion come alive in students

With its vaulted, 30-foot-high foyer and ruby-red-accented curved staircase rising dramatically through its center, the USC Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center inspires awe from visitors.

It’s no wonder people are always asking Glorya Kaufman, patron of the USC Kaufman School of Dance, if she feels proud when she steps through the building’s doors. Yet she often shakes her head no.

“What I feel,” Kaufman said, “is love.”

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Hip-hop educators gather at USC Kaufman | Photo by Carolyn DiLoreto

March 8, 2017

‘The Cypher’ summit at USC Kaufman gathers hip-hop educators

A unique dialogue between hip-hop dance academics and practitioners began at the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center on March 5. “The Cypher: 2017 hip-hop dance education summit” gathered educators, choreographers, researchers, dancers and community leaders to strategize on the future of the art form.

Dusty Button of the Boston Ballet in William Forsythe’s “Artifact.” | Photo by Rosalie O'Connor, published in The New York Times. Courtesy of Boston Ballet.

March 3, 2017

All eyes on Forsythe’s “Artifact,” on display at Boston Ballet

Currently on stage at Boston Ballet, William Forsythe’s “Artifact” has received broad attention from the media.

The piece, which the world renowned choreographer and USC Kaufman faculty member designed in 1984 for Ballett Frankfurt, has gone through a process of evolution since its inception more than three decades ago.

Dance performance at the USC Fisher Museum of Art

March 1, 2017

New media, new possibilities for dancers

From filmmaking to social media to real-time performance, the dance world is beginning to flex its new media muscles. Not only is it helping dancers reach new audiences, but it is also adding a new dimension to their artistic products.

In his dance and new media lessons, USC Kaufman professor Patrick Corbin reviews the possibilities in which dancers can appropriate portable digital technologies to expand their choreographic projects and performances.

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February 27, 2017

Student Blog: The other side of the audition

By Rachel Walton

The USC Kaufman audition season is a very exciting time for the current BFA dance majors. Personally, I love getting to know new people, so I jumped at the opportunity to meet potential future classmates. I was even inspired me to do things most would never volunteer for on a weekend: waking up at 6 a.m. and spending approximately 10 hours in the Kaufman International Dance Center, both Saturday and Sunday.

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February 22, 2017

What Whelan and Brooks brought: how they collaborate, recover, and more

Ballerina Wendy Whelan had an illustrious 30-year career with the New York City Ballet, during which she performed in works by countless choreographers, from Balanchine to Wheeldon. Now, she collaborates with acclaimed choreographer Brian Brooks, currently the first choreographer-in-residence at the Harris Theater in Chicago. The latest stop for their program “Some of A Thousand Words” was none other than USC’s Bovard Auditorium on Feb. 21.

USC Kaufman faculty member Christian Vincent featured in "Windsor Life Magazine"

February 22, 2017

Windsor Life Magazine presents Christian Vincent’s profile

USC Kaufman’s jazz and tap lecturer Christian Vincent was featured in Windsor Life Magazine, a lifestyle publication from his hometown in Canada.

In her article, Karen Paton-Evans takes the reader through Vincent’s journey as a dancer.

“He observes that anyone who dances is rewarded for their efforts. Whether the dancers are professional or young kids trying out hip-hop moves or a middle-aged couple taking their first ballroom dance class, dance improves their health, motor skills, stress levels and confidence,” highlights Paton-Evans.

Read the full article on Windsor Life Magazine

Fiona Lummis teaches Jiří Kylián "Stepping Stones" to Houston Ballet dancers

February 16, 2017

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.