June 13, 2022
Starting this fall, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance welcomes three new Artists in Residence. They include Peter Chu, Dani Rowe and Yin Yue. These renowned artists will work with BFA students, teaching classes and setting choreography.
May 18, 2022
While continuing to navigate Covid related safety measures, Spring 2022 saw a complete return to in person instruction and events. This semester, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance presented many exciting performances, including their LA debut at The Wallis.
April 12, 2022
Achinta S. McDaniel, USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance lecturer, considers her work as an Indian American choreographer to be contemporary. While her choreography employs some classical Indian elements, including Kathak, she views her work as a unique American creation. For the upcoming USC Kaufman debut at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, McDaniel created a new piece titled “1947” with the BFA first and second year students.
April 11, 2022
Lecturer Bret Easterling joined Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, Israel after graduating from college. He danced with them for seven years under the art direction of Ohad Naharin. Once he left, Easterling began working as a stager of Naharin’s work for collegiate dance programs and companies. For the upcoming USC Kaufman debut at The Wallis, he is staging Naharin’s “Minus 16” with BFA juniors and seniors.
April 5, 2022
This semester, two-time Emmy Award-winning choreographer Tessandra Chavez set a new work on BFA students from the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Her piece, titled “Big White Room,” will premiere at the USC Kaufman debut at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on April 21-23, 2022.
March 16, 2022
On March 9, the USC Asian Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Association (APIFSA), USC Asian Pacific American Student Assembly (APASA), Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS) and the USC Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) held a vigil for victims of the Atlanta shooting that occurred on March 16, 2021.
February 10, 2022
This semester, BFA students will have the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers and to learn repertory that will be presented at the USC Kaufman Spring Dance Performance. The students will learn works from USC Kaufman faculty and Artists in Residence, as well as guest choreographers.
February 8, 2022
This semester, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance welcomes three new Artists in Residence: Michael Breeden, Tessandra Chavez and Toyin Sogunro. These world renowned artists will work with the BFA students over the next three years.
February 4, 2022
On Friday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 12, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is partnering with USC Visions and Voices to present Doug Varone and Dancers. This livestream event will showcase pieces from the Doug Varone and Dancers company repertory, as well as an original work set on BFA dancers.
January 20, 2022
This semester, fourth year BFA students have the opportunity to participate in Senior Seminars curated by Professor Bonnie Oda Homsey. Next month, professionals in advocacy and entertainment will work with the students, including Christine Hershey, Tim Dang and Matthew Diamond.