March 2, 2018
Glorya Kaufman traveled to London in February, joining a delegation of University of Southern California trustees and USC President C.L. Max Nikias, who would formally sign an extension of USC’s 18-year-old partnership with the London School of Economics.
To take in some of cultural highlights of the city, Ms. Kaufman arrived in advance of the delegation, accompanied by friend and fellow USC trustee, Suzanne Dworak-Peck, namesake of USC School of Social Work. The pair spent time absorbed in theater and ballet, beginning with Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale on the evening of their arrival – reservations graciously extended by Lord John Eatwell, President of Queen’s College, Cambridge. The next evening, at the invitation of Alice Tulchin, Ms. Kaufman and Ms. Dworak-Peck took their seats at The Savoy to see the musical Dreamgirls.
And, on a particularly art-filled Saturday, friend and famed choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne escorted Ms. Kaufman to the closing matinee of his ballet Cinderella. The evening ended with another fairy-tale performance, as USC Dean Robert Cutietta treated Ms. Kaufman to the play Aladdin.
When the full delegation from USC arrived, Ms. Kaufman spent the daytime hours touring with the group and enjoying sights, including Westminster Abbey, Parliament, and the 1,000-year-old Queen’s College at Cambridge.
(Pictured: Glorya Kaufman poses at Cambridge with shoes from the Royal Ballet.)