The New Movement



USC Kaufman Establishes New Movement Residency Program

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites professional choreographers to apply for its inaugural New Movement Residency, a program striving to support LA-based and female choreographers by providing space for them to explore, create and prepare dance work for future touring and presentations. Up to three artists will be selected to participate in the three-week residency beginning in May of 2018 to be held in the newly built, 54,000-square-foot Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center.


Video: USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance combines artistic preeminence with industry access at one of the nation’s top private research universities. Through exclusive collaborations with some of the world’s foremost dance innovators, USC Kaufman is quickly becoming a premiere hub for dance.

“The new movement at the USC Kaufman School of Dance is about being leaders in the field of dance education,” said Dean Robert Cutietta.


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 […]


Press: CBS 2 News LA features USC Kaufman BFA junior

CBS 2 News Los Angeles featured USC Kaufman BFA  junior and member of the inaugural class, Paulo Hernandez-Farella. The report by Andrea Fujii highlights not only Paulo’s talent and aspirations, but the facilities and opportunities unique to USC Kaufman that led him to pursue his artistic and academic goals here over all other dance programs across the country.

“I wanted the top two,” Hernandez-Farella said. “I only auditioned for the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and I only auditioned for Juilliard.”

Take a look at the full clip on CBS 2 News.


Dec 11-16

2017 Gaga Winter Intensive

The Gaga Los Angeles Winter Intensive includes daily classes in Gaga/dancers, Ohad Naharin’s repertory, and Gaga methodics, taught by GAGA USA and guests artists formerly of Batsheva Dance Company.

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Jan 10

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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USC Choreographic Institute

The mission of the USC Choreographic Institute is to establish how choreographic systems advance research in a variety of fields and to advocate for the social and cognitive value of choreography.

The USC Choreographic Institute is an international platform for innovative initiatives in choreographic research, practice, and mentorship. Working closely with partner schools at USC, including the Schools of Cinematic Arts,Gerontology, and Music, the  Institute engages artists, scientists, gamers, and humanists in exploring the intersections of movement, creative technologies, and well-being. Advised by world-renowned choreographer and artist William Forsythe, the USC Choreographic Institute is the research platform of the newly founded Glorya Kaufman School of Dance at the University of Southern California.