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Elizabeth Shea Dance

Choreography, Teaching, Somatics, Yoga

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“A remarkable contemporary-dance display” – Lou Harvey, Upstage “

…stunning…mesmerizing…powerful...” – Keith Waits, Arts-Louisville

“…a combined visual and auditory feast of seemingly wind-blown angles, curves, lifts, and leaps.” – Ashabi Rich, The Dance Journal

“…seamlessly choreographed…a tour de force...” – Rita Kohn, ExploreDance

“…an incredible awakening…we were in thrall…” – Rita Kohn, NUVO

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The Company

Elizabeth Shea Dance is a chamber ensemble who seek new ways to tell human stories.

The company has performed across the US and abroad, most recently at the X Theatre in

Adelaide, Australia; the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.; the Ailey Citigroup

Theater, the 92nd St. Y Harkness Dance Center, New York Live Arts, the Gelsey Kirkland

Arts Center, the Marjorie S. Dean Little Theater, and Dixon Place, all in NYC; the ODC

Theater in San Francisco; the Paramount Theatre in Boston; Indiana Repertory Theatre

in Indianapolis; the Performance Garage in Philadelphia; the Boll Theatre in Detroit; and

on many university and college campuses. Working extensively in new media and film, the

ensemble collaborated with lighting designer Allen Hahn for Breath|Light|Stone, which has

been screened as an official selection at international film festivals across the globe,

including Cyprus, China, Greece, Canada, Bulgaria, Ireland, Italy, and Tehran, and won

several awards, including Best Dance Film, Best Choreography for the Lens, and Best

Ensemble. The company was also featured in the Emmy-Award winning cultural

documentary for Public Television (Lower Great Lakes) Beautiful by Design directed by

Susanne Schwibs and Justin Crossley and collaborated with NYC-based Stefanie Nelson

Dancegroup for the evening-length Moving Memory Project. Most recently, Elizabeth Shea

Dance was invited to perform Ascension, a 25-minute site-specific work created in honor

of the grand re-opening of the Eskenazi Museum of Art designed by I.M. Pei. The work

was seen by over 1,000 people and was reviewed as “an incredible awakening that brings

us into the embrace of Mr. Pei, whose spirit very much floats throughout the structure.

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About Liz

Reviewed as “a remarkable contemporary dance display,” Elizabeth Shea’s choreography has been produced by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and presented at numerous festivals and major cities across the USA, as well as in Australia, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and China.  Liz won Sharp Dance Company’s inaugural choreography competition and has been a guest artist for many professional companies and universities, most recently Eisenhower Dance and as a collaborator with NYC-based Stefanie Nelson Dancegroup. Liz was honored to present the site-specific work Ascension at the Eskenazi Museum of Art this fall to over 1,000 people; she also creates extensively in new media and film, screening her work at film festivals internationally.  Awards include Best Choreography for the Lens, Best Dance Film, and Best Ensemble. Liz teaches her self-developed somatic system, SomaLab™, yogic practices, and choreographic methods and mentorship at workshops in the USA and abroad, most recently at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, and Dance Italia, in Lucca, Italy. A 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), Liz serves as Director of Contemporary Dance at Indiana University.

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