Friday Film Break: "Manhattan Transfer"

What do you do when you find yourself alone on a usually crowded subway car? If you're anything like us, you dance.

Set in in the wee hours of a Manhattan night, this short film captures a tired businessman dancing his worries away, then coolly stepping off onto the platform like it never happened.

Performed by dancer Paulin Aby Maindron, the piece is directed by Malaysian filmmaker Taha Long, with Ana Vasquez as director of photography. It's set to the song "Pyaar" by Pranav Bhasin.

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Dancers at work in USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance's facilities. Photo by Ema Peter, Courtesy USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Meet 5 Recent USC Kaufman Grads Making Waves in the Dance Industry

Since welcoming its first freshman BFA class in 2015, the University of Southern California's Glorya Kaufman School of Dance has made a name for itself. The Los Angeles dance program is known for creating versatile artists in a collaborative, innovative training environment, and its alumni are already making bold professional leaps.

Dance Magazine caught up with five recent grads to see where they've landed and how USC Kaufman and its career services department prepared them for their future in the dance industry.

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