By Rachel Walton
One of the first words many students use to describe USC Kaufman is family. Within the first week of freshman year, we established a community “cypher” environment among all of the students and faculty. We celebrate the diversity in our community–backgrounds, talents, and interests.
By Jackie Schiffner
As odd as it may sounds, a summer away from school when you are part of USC Kaufman is far too long! While we all appreciate a few days off after our spring performances and finals, a three-month break from the rigor of our schedule was a huge adjustment for me last summer, not to mention a long stretch without seeing my Kaufman family every day.
By Mary Mallaney
As I’m writing this, I’m sitting on a plane headed back to the States, and leaving one of the most special cities in the world, Paris. I can’t truly say that I’m only happy or only sad to be leaving, but I am sure that I’m feeling grateful.
By Brendan Evans
As I sit down to write this blog and reflect on my last two weeks in Paris, I realize that there is so much of this experience I cannot put into words. This week we have had many opportunities to explore Parisian art and expand our minds in new ways. Our week began at the foot of the Sacre Couer Church (or The Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Paris) in Montmartre.
By Beau Foley
The USC Kaufman Paris Maymester program immediately introduced us to the city through a unique lens. We toured Paris the first day through the eyes of kings in the 1600s and architects in the 1800s, and finally discovering famous places in modern day France.
Now in its second year, USC Kaufman’s Dance On! Week is becoming a tradition at USC. Students organized over 10 events from April 21- 28, including showings, workshops, and even a flash mob to celebrate and share their love of dance in all its forms on the USC campus. Here is a photographic recap of 2017’s Dance On! Week:
Over the next three months, rising sophomore and junior BFA students of the USC Kaufman School of Dance will be continuing their dance education in summer intensives, booking professional work and sampling other cultures. The New Movement will take flight as USC Kaufman students travel around the world to learn, educate, and create before returning in the fall.
By Jake Tribus
After an 8-hour-long flight, you could imagine how sore my body was, and the lack of sleep wasn’t helping either. The only thing keeping me positive was the thought of walking down the streets of the City of Love, and how I would soon be learning about the salon culture of Paris, in USC Kaufman’s first ever Maymester program.