Elizabeth Limons Shea, Director, IU Contemporary Dance Program
Modern Dance Technique, Composition, Choreography, Repertory
Called “a remarkable contemporary-dance display” by arts critic Jay Harvey, Upstage, Director of Contemporary Dance Elizabeth Shea has received numerous grants and commissions to create dance works and has taught and presented at venues nationally and internationally. Her choreography has been produced by PUSHfest, Detroit Dance City Festival, the American Dance Guild, DUMBO Dance Festival, Footprints Dance Festival, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, the Midwest Alternative Regional Dance Festival, World Dance Alliance, Regional Dance America, the International Computer Music Association, the International Conference on Somatic-Based Dance and for the 13th Bi-Annual Symposium in Arts and Technology. Most recently, Liz’s work Minor Bodies was shown at the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C., as part of the National College Dance Festival and her newest choreography, Protean Hearts, was featured at the 2015 World Dance Alliance – Americas Conference in Hawaii. Liz has additionally served as a guest artist for Moving Collective, Dance Kaleidoscope, Eisenhower Dance, Karen Reedy Dance and the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where the Academy’s Ensemble performed her work Lucy’s Bones in Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv at Warehouse #2, home of the Israeli Choreographer’s Association.
A master teacher, Liz has served on the faculty and as a guest artist at many universities, dance companies, and dance schools. She was an Artist-in-Residence for the State of Florida, and in addition to her work in Israel, has also taught for several dance schools in China. Liz teaches each summer at Dance Italia in Lucca, Italy, introducing her unique approach to training the nervous system for flexibility and ingenuity through somatic practices, feedback, and muscle engagement. Liz is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher and teaches at Vibe Yoga and Pilates in Bloomington and also serves as a coach for Stagelighter, a service offering online feedback from acclaimed dance and movement professionals.
Find out more about Elizabeth Shea at her Website. (Link will open in new window.)
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