Step inside the studios of USC Kaufman

November 28, 2023

Choreographer Caili Quan (far right) in rehearsal with USC Kaufman BFA students | Photo by Wyatt Florin (BFA '25)

The directive was to fly. Ava Sine (BFA ’24) took note of the instructions from Caili Quan, former star of BalletX and one of three Artists in Residence that will present world premieres during USC Kaufman’s Fall 2023 BFA Showcase, November 30-December 2 at the Bing Theatre.

The idea is to levitate, Quan told Sine, “air hockey-style.”

These are the types of illuminating details that provide a window into the rehearsal process at USC Kaufman, notably in the run up to a culminating showcase.

Step inside the studios of the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center and experience more insightful, behind-the-scenes moments of this year’s fall program. Free tickets are available here. Registration required.

Playing perspectives by Caili Quan

Round/Now by d. Sabela grimes

Forgotten Land by Jiří Kylián, staged by Fiona Lummis Eddy

For Time by Spenser Theberge

5 Minute Dance (You Drivin’?) by Kyle Abraham

Timeless Heartbeats by Jason Rodgers