William Forsythe teaching ballet class to BFA students
It’s a good time to be a USC dance major. The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance’s inaugural class of BFA students have some exciting opportunities coming their way this spring. Check out the agenda:
– This month, students learned technique and repertory from RUBBERBANDance artistic director Victor Quijada, one of this year’s artists-in-residence.
– Next month, in addition to having artistic advisor and faculty member William Forsythe back in the studios teaching ballet, composition and improvisation, artist-in-residence Fiona Lummis (former Nederlands Dans Theater dancer) will teach repertory by Jiří Kylián.
– Master classes with Bill T. Jones and Hubbard Street 2 will occur in March. Also, Martha Graham Dance Company members will teach a work to students, which they will perform with the company on April 27.
– To cap off their first Spring semester, students will get to take master classes with artist-in-residence Desmond Richardson (DT, January 2016) and Complexions Contemporary Ballet in April.
The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance was founded in 2012 and is led by vice dean and director Jodie Gates (DT, September 2014). In the fall of this year, classes will be held in the new 54,000-square-foot Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center.
Photo by Rose Eichenbaum, courtesy of USC.