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Event Archive

student dancing in cypher

October 6, 2022

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.

September 29, 2022

VISIONS AND VOICES Monica Bill Barnes & Company: The Running Show

Presenting the life of a dancer through movement, interviews, and stories, each production of The Running Show is as exhilarating and entertaining as it is intimate and unique. USC Kaufman First and Second Year students will learn their parts from Barnes and be interviewed by Saenz de Viteri to create a one-of-a-kind performance.

dancers in rehearsal

September 24, 2022

Experience USC Kaufman

Are you a prospective student interested in pursuing a BFA in Dance? Join us for this online event featuring faculty master classes in the morning, followed by an information session and student panel in the afternoon.

Achinta McDaniel, Peter Chu, Tiffany Bong, Yin Yue and BFA Dance Students

September 15, 2022

Beyond the Monolith: Representations of AAPI Artists in Dance, Part 1

Join us for the launch of Beyond the Monolith, a long-term series of events at the USC Kaufman School of Dance designed to uplift the important, diverse, and multifaceted voices of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) artists, and to increase representation and engagement with their creative work.

collage of three dancers in front of purple, cardinal, and gold background

July 21 - July 23, 2022

Debut in Germany

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance will make its debut in Germany this July. The performances will feature choreography by Tessandra Chavez, Bret Easterling, d. Sabela grimes, Ohad Naharin and Justin Peck, all performed by BFA students and alumni.

Cardinal sash with gold lettering and colorful lei

May 13, 2022

Class of 2022 Commencement

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Class of 2022 will graduate on Friday, May 13 with a Main Commencement Ceremony at USC Alumni Park and a Satellite Ceremony at Founders Park. Graduates and their families will also be invited to a USC Kaufman Reception at the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center courtyard.

four dancers perform onstage

April 27 - April 28, 2022

Spring Student Works

BFA students will present a site-specific choreographic show on April 27 and will perform original choreography by members of the Class of 2022 and the Class of 2023 on April 28. Both performances will take place at the USC Bing Theatre.

a group of students perform African dance

April 25, 2022

Elective Experience

Considering a dance elective? Don’t miss The Elective Experience, a celebration of the dance electives offered at USC Kaufman. USC students from a wide range of majors will show what they’ve learned in their spring dance elective courses, including hip-hop, Bollywood and more!

collage of three dancers in front of purple, cardinal, and gold background

April 21 - April 23, 2022

Debut at The Wallis

Please join us for the USC Kaufman debut performance at The Wallis. In this milestone event, accomplished dance students from the University of Southern California will perform a variety of works by world-renowned choreographers.

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April 6 - April 8, 2022

Senior Project Presentations

Members of the Class of 2022 will give presentations about their senior projects, which relate to their career goals and draw from their learning and experiences during their time at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.