Event Archive

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October 10, 2021

Dance as Radical Self-Care

Join us for an inspiring afternoon of dance intended to create connection, build community, foster well-being, and prompt reflective discussion on the intersection of dance, health, and thriving.

Amy O'Neal dancing next to headshot of Patrick Corbin

October 8, 2021

Fall New Works

Experience two world premiere works by USC Kaufman faculty Patrick Corbin and Amy O’Neal, performed by members of the Class of 2024 and the Class of 2025.

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October 6 - October 7, 2021

Cypher Celebration

Centering Hip-Hop and Black dance practices at USC Kaufman, Cypher Celebration will highlight the sophistication and creativity of real-time Improvisation/Freestyle in this live performance exchange of movement ideas and forms.

Class of students with girl in the middle wearing USC sweatshirt

September 25, 2021

Experience USC Kaufman

Gain insight into our live auditions at the this full-day online event featuring faculty master classes, an information session and a student panel. Master classes include ballet with Jackie Kopcsak, contemporary with Patrick Corbin and hip-hop with Tiffany Bong.

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September 18, 2021

New Work by Penny Saunders

Tune in for a virtual livestream of a new work by Artist in Residence Penny Saunders, performed by members of the Class of 2023.

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May 20, 2021

Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony

The USC Kaufman in-person ceremony will take place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. All graduates must register via Marching Order in order to attend. Graduates are limited to two guests due to social distancing requirements.

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May 13, 2021

Class of 2021 Virtual Celebration

Please join us for a virtual celebration of the USC Kaufman Class of 2021! This celebratory event will feature video messages from USC Kaufman staff, faculty and surprise guests, photo slideshows of the graduating students, and more.

Bella Allen wearing red dress in front of red, green, and blue fabric

April 12 - April 29, 2021

A/Part To/Gather: Spring 2021

Join us as we gather virtually and celebrate different facets of dance. This innovative festival will include presentations of student and faculty choreography, student dance films and projects, as well as new works by Artists in Residence Marjani Forté-Saunders, Dwight Rhoden, Micaela Taylor and Doug Varone.

Anindo drumming live with dancers

January 23, 2021

Rhythm Nations: African Dance with Anindo Marshall

Discover what it’s like to learn African dance, one of four dance forms you’ll experience as part of DANC 499 Rhythm Nations: Intro to African, Indian and Latin Dance. This special topics course provides an in-depth tour of dance and offers a semester of discovery as students interact with dance styles from around the globe.

Jay Fuentes teaching a ballroom dance class

January 22, 2021

Ballroom Dance with Jay Fuentes

Experience what it’s like to take DANC 188a, which introduces students to the fundamentals of ballroom dance, emphasizing partner connection, communication and creativity, with the practical application of dance within a social setting.