By Celine Kiner
Ballet BC director Emily Molnar has a “warm yellow aura,” as one of my classmates phrased it–upon introduction, she emits welcoming, curious, and incredibly grounded energy. Her questions are rooted in an incredibly strong technical base and impressive résumé; she asks in order to create confusion and investigates in order to build beauty out of it.
USC Kaufman appeared last week in the Daily Trojan, in a feature on the growth of the dance minor program at the university.
“Student reasons for pursuing the minor range from stress relief to learning something new to continuing a hobby. No matter what their skill level is going into the minor, every student will finish their curriculum having learned something new,” writer Jessica Ma explains.
Read the full story at Daily Trojan online.
By Rose Ritch
Dwight Rhoden’s “Hissy Fits” has left my mind in a tantrum. I would be a complete liar if I said this work was easy to dance. From its complexly-layered to music to difficult choreography and partnering sequences, each rehearsal has been a new challenge.
By Alyssa Myers
As the semester begins to unfold, myself and the class of 2020 have begun working on choreography of our own. Lasts semester’s freshman choreography showcase brought so much light to our class; I can only imagine how a whole year of Kaufman curriculum can enhance our creative process.
By Zach Manske and Jainil Mehta
JM: The freshman class has been constantly surprised by the admissions team and the faculty these past two weeks. The first time we ‘physically’ met each other was during the Meet the Dean event, just after moving in. I say ‘physically’ because we were in contact through our Facebook and iMessage group during the long waiting period after acceptance (between March and mid-August).
We have a few Welcome Week traditions of our own here at USC Kaufman, including our Meet the Dean event and our Hollywood-themed Kaufman Dance Party! Here’s a quick photo recap of the week’s highlights…
By Celine Kiner
After Wednesday’s return to the USC campus, my textbooks are finally stacked, notebooks labeled, pencils sharpened, and of course, pointe shoes sewn.
By Ardyn Flynt
This summer, I was fortunate enough to spend time dancing to music that makes my heart soar, exploring movement that has fascinated me for years, and experiencing a culture that I have long been curious about: house dance.
“It is such a blessing to be a part of USC Kaufman and its creation of the new hybrid art. I always knew that the art of dance was not to perfect one style, but to continuously evolve and become and arts activist, creator, and thinker. I believe that the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance will open doors to explore and initiate different purposes in each sector of dance movement.”