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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
USC Kaufman students come from all over the world to study dance with names like Jodie Gates, Patrick Corbin, and William Forsythe—from Canada to Colombia, the school’s acceptance rate boasts a selective group of some of the world’s best.
This fall I had the pleasure of being a part of the BFA sophomore student works show. It is always a joy to see how our work with outside choreographers, learned composition and improvisation techniques, and artistic personalities manifest during this process of creation.