Choreographer Twyla Tharp will be a guest artist at Barnard College in New York City for the 2014–15 school year. Tharp–who is a graduate of Barnard–will give lectures, master classes and workshops during her tenure. This announcement came on the heels of her residency at Barnard this past spring, which culminated in the premiere of Tharp’s new piece, Treefrog in Stonehenge, as part of Barnard and Columbia University’s annual dance concert in April.
- William Forsythe will join the faculty of the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance in fall 2015, as USC enrolls its first group of bachelor of fine arts dance majors.
(For more on USC’s new dance major, stay tuned for our September issue!) Forsythe, who announced that he will no longer head his own group, The Forsythe Company (though he will remain an artistic advisor), will teach improvisation and choreography at USC. Plans are underway to establish the Choreographic Institute at USC, with Forsythe as artistic director.
Photos from top: by Paul B. Goode, courtesy of Barnard; by Ian Carney, courtesy of USC