USC Kaufman School of Dance BFA students performed choreography of their own design in addition to works by established artists, such as Paul Taylor, William Forsythe, Jiří Kylián and Alejandro Cerrudo. Faculty members, parents and friends gathered Feb. 26-27 to watch the students’ works in progress at the Spring Midterm Showings.
“My daughter’s been dancing since she was 3 years old. It’s very exciting to see her become a professional dancer at the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance,” said Chris Allen, whose daughter Alyssa performed on both days.
Through three short video productions and 12 live performances on Friday, students shared their own artistic identity. The work not only showcased their rigorous dance training, but also conveyed their wide-ranging approaches to dance-making from multimedia work to improvisation and comedy.
“It’s great to be able to put on a show like this and develop our own individual flair,” said freshman Lenai Wilkerson. “By working with our peers, we have to learn how to balance trust, playfulness and focus in order to get the job done.”
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