Choreographer and dancer Kyle Abraham recently added another prestigious feather to his cap: This fall he becomes the Claude and Alfred Mann Endowed Professor in Dance at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. He takes over from pioneering dancemaker William Forsythe, who held the inaugural endowment starting in 2015.
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Just before retiring in 2015, Sylvie Guillem appeared on “HARDtalk with Zeinab Badawi,” the BBC’s hard-hitting interview program. Badawi told Guillem, “Clement Crisp of the Financial Times, 14 years ago, described your dancing as vulgar.” Guillem responded, “Yeah, well, he said that. But at the same time, when they asked Margot Fonteyn what she thought […]
Taught by Francesca Harper and demonstrated by Naya Lovell, this step borrows from William Forsythe’s quest to take classical movement vocabulary and deconstruct the shapes created. “Let the momentum at the top of the développé carry you,” says Harper, “and see how your body intuitively has its own response.” Francesca Harper founded her own company, […]
William Forsythe University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance hosts a series of events in honor of William Forsythe this month. Kaufman.usc.edu The series kicks off September 29–30 with a look at his creative process and presentation of his current work-in-progress, danced by USC students. October 14–16 events include a discussion with Forsythe’s […]
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 […]
Hubbard Street 2 It’s an exciting time for the University of Southern California! In our September 2014 cover story, we got a peak inside the new USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, which boasts not only former Joffrey Ballet dancer Jodie Gates at the helm, but the coveted faculty addition, William Forsythe, who begins teaching […]