USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and USC Visions and Voices present “Living Legends: USC Kaufman’s Spring Dance Performance,” featuring BFA students performing new and classical dance works by Jiří Kylián, William Forsythe, Paul Taylor, Sonya Tayeh, YNOT, and selected student choreographers.
USC Kaufman introduces “Friends of Kaufman” annual giving program
This spring, USC Kaufman launched “Friends of Kaufman,” the school’s newest annual giving program. With a lower threshold for participation, Friends of Kaufman aims to grow the USC Kaufman community of support by appealing to a broader base of donors, with membership beginning at only $125.
Spring Concert Inside Look: Eight student voices come together in “Waistcoat”
All semester long, eight of USC Kaufman’s BFA student choreographers collaborated on a piece entitled “Waistcoat” for presentation alongside works of Living Legends at USC Kaufman’s Spring Dance Performance, co-hosted by USC Visions & Voices.
The new work is a choreographic experiment led by junior-year dance majors in USC Kaufman’s choreography concentration — a program designed to guide students who are interested in the field of dance for the stage, motion pictures, television, digital media and animation.
Student Blog: Mock audition with Nigel Lythgoe
By Matthew Perko
The hit reality television show So You Think You Can Dance took the world by storm when it premiered in July 2005. I remember the day vividly, for it was the empowerment I needed to start dancing in the first place. In particular, seeing other male dancers moving with so much passion inspired my heart and spirit.
Caught in the Chamber collaboration brings yMusic to the stage
In a collaboration between the USC Kaufman School of Dance and USC Thornton School of Music, choreographers and composers premiered live and recorded works this Wednesday in Bovard Auditorium. Six collaborative pieces, accompanied live by chamber music ensemble yMusic, comprised the evening, titled Caught in the Chamber.
USC Kaufman seeks applicants for Communications Officer position
The University of Southern California is seeking applicants for the position of Communications Officer for the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. The position’s duties include administration and strategic oversight of communications projects; guiding articulation of brand and messaging across all platforms; curating and managing content for the school’s website and social media platforms; managing media relations and marketing; developing print materials; and working collaboratively to manage admissions, advancement and institutional communications campaigns; supervising and directing student workers, staff support and vendors, and ensuring regular communication and compliance with policies of USC Communications.
USC Kaufman seeks applicants for part-time hip-hop lecturer
The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for the position of Part-Time Lecturer in Dance (Hip Hop) to provide specialized instruction in the areas of Hip Hop and related dance forms for major, minor, and elective technique courses. Knowledge and instructional experience desired to include, but not limited to, B- boying (breaking), Hip Hop social dances, Waacking, Vogue, Popping, House, Locking, Jooking, and Lite Feet. Ideal candidate should have experience teaching lecture courses in at least one of the following: African American dance history, Origins of Jazz, and/or Hip Hop dance history. Additional experience in commercial dance and industry work is preferred.
For an application and details, visit usccareers.usc.edu.