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 wellbeing. Advised by world-renowned choreographer and artist William Forsythe, the USC Choreographic Institute is the research platform of the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance at the University of Southern California.
The USC Choreographic Institute presented a lecture the evening of Oct. 14 in the performance studio at the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center featuring the research of Norah Zuniga Shaw and William Forsythe, co-creators with animator Maria Palazzi of the award-winning interactive web project Synchronous Objects.
To launch the newly founded USC Choreographic Institute, audiences were invited to “Futures in Motion,” a free, intimate discussion with Norah Zuniga Shaw.
A key collaborator of world renowned choreographer and visual artist and USC faculty member, William Forsythe, Shaw co-creator of the award-winning Synchronous Objects interactive media project. Celebrated for her paradigm-shifting creativity, Shaw shared her work and her vision for fostering better futures through innovation driven by creative motion and choreographic thinking.
One of the world’s foremost choreographers, his work with Ballet Frankfurt and The Forsythe Company reorients the practice of ballet from its identification with classical repertoire to a dynamic 21st century art form.
Patrick Corbin, MFA, is an internationally renowned dance artist whose career has spanned over thirty years and bridges the worlds of classical ballet, modern and contemporary dance. He is responsible for staging the dance works choreographed by Paul Taylor.
Sarah Fried-Gintis, PhD, serves as the USC Choreographic Institute’s staff lead. She supervises the administration and management of the Institute and works closely with the faculty lead and artistic advisor to identify new projects and funding sources.