Elizabeth Limons Shea, Director, IU Contemporary Dance Program
Modern Dance Technique, Composition, Choreography, Repertory
Her work called “stunning…mesmerizing…powerful,” and “a remarkable contemporary dance display,” Elizabeth Shea has received numerous grants and commissions to create dance works. This past July, Liz presented a program of her own choreography, Elizabeth Shea Dance and Guests, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. She was recently a featured artist at the 2016 Wave Rising Series and 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, the National College Dance Association, the World Dance Alliance, Regional Dance America, and the International Conference and Performance Festival on Somatic-Based Dance. Liz has been 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 in Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv. Liz has also served on the faculty and as a guest artist at many universities and dance schools; she was an Artist-in-Residence for the State of Florida and taught at several schools in China. Liz has developed an approach to training the nervous system for flexibility and ingenuity through somatic practices, feedback, and muscle engagement which she presents at workshops in the USA and abroad, and teaches at Dance Italia in Lucca, Italy, each summer. An active 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Liz is an Associate Professor and Director of Contemporary Dance at Indiana University.
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