March 1, 2019
By Téa Devereaux
Last month, three sophomore dance majors and I traveled to London to work with musicians for collaboration, exploration, and choreographic purposes at Trinity Laban’s CoLab program. We each took on a different project, participating in four projects total. I worked on Rumba Til’ Tomorrow, which focused on the cultural dance rumba.
February 25, 2019
By Olivia Euritt
This past December, I had the opportunity to film for the third session of the Netflix television series, GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling). Growing up, I had always dreamt of being on television. I can now say that my dream has come true–well, not quite yet. The episode I danced in will appear in the third season, coming this spring around April.
January 28, 2019
USC Kaufman BFA student Wyeth Walker talks about attending and assisting at dance conventions, and how his experience has shaped him as a dancer.
January 4, 2019
Dance minor Yifei Yu is an international student who discovered a love for dance in his elective courses at USC Kaufman. Now a senior, he has taken dance classes of many cuts and colors—here, he tells us what he has learned so far.
December 14, 2018
It is a USC Kaufman tradition that our Repertory and Performance final entails what we like to call “So You Think You Can Rep.” BFA freshman Eli Alford explains the tradition and his first year participating.
November 15, 2018
Backstreet Boys’ new “Chances” music video features two USC Kaufman BFA students, Madison Vomastek and Jake Tribus. The dancers lead the video’s plot through a train station and into a whirling duet number. Madison recounts her experience in this student blog post.
November 13, 2018
By Aurora Vaughan
The opportunity to work with Matthew Neenan for three weeks during his residency was a dream come true. This semester I have been nursing an injury, and since I wasn’t dancing throughout the beginning of the process, I was lucky enough to be his rehearsal director.
November 7, 2018
One of four new Artists in Residence at USC Kaufman this semester, Marjani Fortè-Saunders just finished her first three weeks in the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center. BFA student Ardyn Flynt details her experience working with Fortè-Saunders in the studio.
October 24, 2018
Over the course of a week, a few of my fellow USC Kaufman students and I had the opportunity to collaborate with Aszure Barton on her work Busk. Since Jonathan Alsberry staged the work on us last spring, we knew the choreography and were able to dig a little big deeper this time around, especially now that Aszure is an artist in residence.
October 2, 2018
USC Kaufman BFA students learn one of George Balanchine’s ballets from repetiteur Zippora Karz about once each semester; since our sophomores, juniors, and seniors are already well-acquainted with her process, we asked two BFA freshmen to write about their experience learning Allegro Brillante this month. Maria Rosenberg and Benjamin Peralta each give their take on the neoclassical work, set to Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 3.