A Meeting On The Dance Floor
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USC Thornton bassist John Mietus accompanies Amaria Stern in “Something About Time.”
“Something About Time” was choreographed by (left to right, in white) Mariana Carrillo, Adam Vesperman, and Amaria Stern, with music by (in black) Sydney Mariano, Sophie Mantieu, and John Mietus.
Lillie Pincus, Whitney Hester, and Kaylin Sturtevant dance in the foreground as musicians Hao Chen Wang, Clara Valenzuela, and Mary Pettygrove perform in the background.
“All That We'll Ever See” team, from left to right: Hao Chen Wang, Clara Valenzuela, Mary Pettygrove, Lillie Pincus, Kaylin Sturtevant, Whitney Hester, Da’Jon James, Mara Tuffy, and composer Victoria Vasta.
“Agency In Narrative” featured dancers (left to right) Alyssa Myers, Rae Srivastava, and Jake Tribus.
Dancers Jake Tribus and Rae Srivastava.
Composer Bryan Kostors performed alongside the dancers on a series of synthesizers. (All Photos by Mary Mallaney)
It’s a natural collaboration between choreographers and composers, and on March 7 and 8 students from USC Thornton and the USC Kaufman School of Dance presented the results of this annual and fruitful exchange. Over two nights at the Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, students from the sophomore classes of both schools collaborated on performance pieces that featured everything from live instruments to Moog synthesizers in a hybrid and highly creative dance performance.
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