Please join the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance for their debut performance at The Wallis. In this milestone event, accomplished dance students from the University of Southern California will perform a variety of works by world-renowned choreographers. Repertory includes excerpts of Rodeo by Tony Award-winning choreographer Justin Peck, staged by Artist in Residence Michael Breeden, Minus 16 by acclaimed Israeli choreographer and Batsheva Dance Company House Choreographer Ohad Naharin, staged by faculty member Bret Easterling, and new works by Artist in Residence Tessandra Chavez (“World of Dance”), Artist in Residence Doug Varone (Doug Varone and Dancers), faculty member Achinta S. McDaniel (Blue13 Dance Company) and Artist in Residence Toyin Sogunro (Nefer Global Movement).
USC Kaufman Artists in Residence are supported in part through generous funding from The Choi Family Artists in Residence Fund. Additional production support provided by a generous gift from Katherine and James Lau. This performance of Minus 16 is supported in part by Renae Williams Niles and Gregory Niles.
Rodeo by Justin Peck, staged by Michael Breeden
The Artist’s Struggle for Integrityby Toyin Sogunro (World Premiere)
the momentum of memory by Doug Varone
Big White Room by Tessandra Chavez (World Premiere)
1947 by Achinta S. McDaniel (World Premiere)
Minus 16by Ohad Naharin, staged by Bret Easterling
Program subject to change. Photos by Rose Eichenbaum.
Running time: Approximately 2 hours with a 20-minute intermission.
“One of the country’s most prestigious and most innovative BFA programs” – Dance Magazine
“The impressive technical aptitude of the dancers was second only to the committed delivery of exceptional choreography” – Voice of OC
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