IU professor gives thoughts on ‘China Remixed’ collaboration with Taipei National University of the Arts students

Guest blog by IU associate professor and director of contemporary dance Elizabeth Shea: Next week, 22 dance majors from Taipei National University of the Arts will arrive on Indiana University’s Bloomington campus for a week of cultural exchange. IU’s very own contemporary dance majors, housed in the Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance, will […]

IU choreographer set to present work in New York’s Dumbo Dance Festival

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications multimedia intern Milana Katic: Elizabeth Shea, Associate Professor and Director of Contemporary Dance in the Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance at Indiana University Bloomington, has been invited to showcase her work at the 14th Annual Dumbo Dance Festival in New York City. “I’ve never submitted work before, […]

IU choreographed work ‘Minor Bodies’ selected for national festival

Guest post courtesy of IU Communications colleague Brittany Aders: Indiana University choreography has been selected to showcase at the 2014 National College Dance Festival in June at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Ryan Galloway and Shannon Kazan, IU senior dance majors, will perform “Minor Bodies,” which was choreographed […]

IU contemporary dance professor’s new work to premiere

IU Bloomington contemporary dance professor Elizabeth Shea has choreographed a new work titled “Minor Bodies” that will premiere Oct. 19 in Detroit, Mich. You can watch a snippet of it above. The piece will be performed by two dancers in the Detroit-based Eisenhower Dance troupe. It came about after the troupe’s founder and artistic director […]

Dance professor teaching self-developed methodology in Italy

Indiana University Bloomington contemporary dance professor Elizabeth Shea is spending a few weeks in Italy this summer, where she’s teaching a dance workshop based on a self-developed mind-body connection methodology. She’s teaching at Dance Italia, a three-week workshop that includes technique, repertory and improvisation courses as well as a class on “gaga,” a movement language […]

Dance, composition students collaborate to create original works for annual concert

Here’s a guest post about the upcoming Hammer and Nail concert courtesy of newsroom colleague Tracy James, who typically blogs at Health and Vitality: Audiences are treated to a trove of creativity, ingenuity, movement and music as original works by Indiana University dance and composition students are performed during the annual Hammer and Nail concert […]