Friday Film Break: 10 Years of Traveling the World Through Dance With Mickela Mallozzi

If you're feeling restless while stuck at home these days, one of the best ways to escape is to travel vicariously through someone else. Fortunately, all three seasons of the Emmy Award–winning PBS travel series "Bare Feet With Mickela Mallozzi" are now available on Amazon Prime Video. In the show, dancer-turned-television-producer Mickela Mallozzi explores dance cultures around the world by learning dances directly from locals. This highlight video from the past 10 years features more than 50 dances from 30-plus countries.

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Go Behind the Scenes of USC Kaufman’s Virtual Dance Festival

Now more than ever, the students of USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance are embodying their program's vision: "The New Movement."

As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, the dance world continues to be faced with unprecedented challenges, but USC Kaufman's faculty and BFA students haven't shied away from them. While many schools have had to cancel events or scale them back to live-from-my-living-room streams, USC Kaufman has embraced the situation and taken on impressive endeavors, like expanding its online recruitment efforts.

November 1 to 13, USC Kaufman will present A/Part To/Gather, a virtual festival featuring world premieres from esteemed faculty and guest choreographers, student dance films and much more. All semester long, they've rehearsed via Zoom from their respective student apartments or hometowns. And they haven't solely been dancing. "You have a rehearsal process, and then a filming process, and a production process of putting it together," says assistant professor of practice Jennifer McQuiston Lott of the prerecorded and professionally edited festival.

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