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. 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 These Hands with Karen Reedy Dance. Liz’s work The Nature of Human was performed by the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble as part of their 2011-2012 season, and she has been commissioned to create a new work for EDE for 2013-14. Liz recently served as a guest artist at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where her choreography Lucy’s Bones was performed by the Ensemble in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and for Dance Italia in Lucca, Italy. Her choreography All Into My Arms has been selected for performance at the American Dance Guild’s Festival 2013 at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, NYC, NY, Nov. 8-10, 2013. 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 and Italy, has also taught for several dance schools in China. Liz holds a graduate degree in the acquisition of motor skills and performance, and has developed an approach toward affecting change in movement patterns in trained dancers through somatic practices, feedback, and muscle engagement; this unique approach focuses on facilitating the flexibility of the nervous system. Liz is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher and currently serves on the dance faculty at Indiana University, Bloomington, where she is Director of Contemporary Dance.
Find out more about Elizabeth Shea at her Website. (Link will open in new window.)
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