Photo by Anne Van Aerschot

What Wendy's Watching: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker Tackles Coltrane

New York Live Arts opens its 2017-18 season with A Love Supreme, a revised work by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and collaborator Salva Sanchis. Known as a choreographer of pure form, pattern and musicality, De Keersmaeker can bring a visceral power to the stage without the use of narrative. She has taken this 2005 work to John Coltrane's famous jazz score of the same title and recast it for four young men of her company Rosas, giving it an infusion of new energy.

Photo by Anne Van Aerschot

The love that is supreme here could be interpreted as the love between music and dance. One of the Rosas dancers is connected to the pianist all the way through, another to the drummer, another to the saxophonist and the last to the bass player. They each find seamless paths between group choreography and solo improvisation.

Related programing includes pre-show talks with saxophonist Tony Jarvis, and a talk with Bill T. Jones about Coltrane's influence.

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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.

July 2021