Elizabeth Limons Shea, Director, IU Contemporary Dance Program
Modern Dance Technique, Composition, Choreography, Repertory
Modern dance artist Elizabeth Shea has received numerous grants and commissions to create dance works. Her choreography has been chosen for performance by the World Dance Alliance, the National Dance Association, the American College Dance Festival Association, the International Computer Music Association, Regional Dance America and for other national and international venues. Most recently, her work was shown at Dance Theatre Workshop in NYC, NY and at the John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C., where former Paul Taylor dancer Constance Dinapoli performed Shea’s seminal work These Hands with Karen Reedy Dance. Her work The Nature of Human was performed by the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble as part of their 2011-2012 season. She has served on the faculty and as a guest artist at many American universities, dance companies, and dance schools. Liz was also an Artist-in-Residence for the State of Florida, and in 2006 traveled to China, teaching master classes and presenting choreography. Liz recently received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to direct and produce the reconstruction of Bella Lewitzky’s Suite Satie and also traveled to Israel as part of a USA arts delegation and taught at the prestigious Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. A fellow in the IU Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities, Liz recently premiered Between the Sun and the Moon which utilizes visuals created from motion captured movement; this work was also performed at the 13th Bi-Annual Symposium in Arts and Technology at Connecticut College. She also recently premiered Flawed, which was commissioned by internationally renowned composer Don Freund. Liz is currently working on a digital archiving project funded by the New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities as well as healthful interventions for older adults that involve the movement arts.
Find out more about Elizabeth Shea at her Website. (Link will open in new window.)
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