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Contemporary Dance Program

Indiana University Dance Theatre's annual concert infused with 'Global Perspectives'

IU dance majors perform in William Evansí 'Rite of Summer'

A uniquely American art form takes a global turn during the Indiana University Dance Theatre's Annual Faculty and Guest Artist Concert, where student dancers will interpret influences from Brazil, Japan, China and the African Diaspora along with such universal themes as marriage and women's rights. "Global Perspectives," performed Jan. 11 and 12 in the Ruth N. Halls Theater in Bloomington, features works by influential modern dance choreographers David Parsons and Bill Evans and visiting professor Ma Gulandanmu, along with original pieces by IU faculty choreographers Elizabeth Shea, Selene Carter, Iris Rosa and George Pinney. † Full Story >>

IU Dance Theatre celebrates 85th anniversary with dynamic concert


The Indiana University Dance Theatre's 85th anniversary concert Nov. 4 will "open with joy" and "close with abandon," celebrating the program's long history on the Bloomington campus and looking to its future in the newly renamed IU School of Public Health-Bloomington. † Full Story >>

Funding awarded for IU modern dance projects

Elizabeth Shea

Indiana University Bloomington faculty members Selene Carter, George Pinney and Elizabeth Shea have been selected to receive funding in 2012 from the Fran Snygg Grant for Artistic Collaboration and the Fran Snygg Endowment Fund. † Full Story >>

IU Professor Elizabeth Shea's choreography to debut at the Kennedy Center

Liz Shea's Contemporary Dance

When setting a choreography, Elizabeth Shea usually forgoes her older contemporary dance pieces for her newer works. Her timeless piece These Hands is an exception, and a dance close to her heart; fittingly, it will also mark her debut at the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. † Full Story >>

Hammer and Nail: IU presents original contemporary dance, music

Hammer and Nail 2011

The sixth annual "Hammer and Nail" concert on April 13-14 (Wednesday-Thursday) in Bloomington continues the tradition of pairing Indiana University student choreographers and composers for an evening of inventive and dynamic original contemporary dance. † Full Story >>

Fran Snygg 2011 arts award recipients announced

Selene Carter

Indiana University's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs has announced the winners of the Fran Snygg Grant for Artistic Collaboration and the Fran Snygg Endowment Fund. This year's recipients are Elizabeth Shea, Gwendolyn Hamm, and Selene Carter from the Department of Kinesiology at the Indiana University School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) and George Pinney from the Department of Theater & Drama in the College of Arts & Sciences. † Full Story >>