IU Contemporary Dance Director Elizabeth Shea’s choreographic
work, Minor Bodies, has been selected for inclusion in the
National College Dance Festival at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center.
Festival Dates: June 4-7, 2014
Performance Dates: June 5-7, 2014
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC
The Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance is proud to announce that Minor Bodies, choreographed by IU faculty member Elizabeth Shea which was presented in the January Dance Concert “Moving Into Focus”, has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 National College Dance Festival. The performance will feature senior dance majors Ryan Galloway and Shannon Kazan. They will perform with other top schools from across the country, including The Boston Conservatory, UCLA, Northwestern, and University of Michigan. First year M.F.A. student Aaron Bowersox, who is the lighting designer for Minor Bodies, will also be attending.
“The National Festival, normally a biennial event held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, showcases dances selected by the adjudicators from each of the regional conferences based on their outstanding artistic excellence and merit. The primary objective of the National Festival is to highlight, on the national level, the outstanding quality of choreography and performance that is being created on college and university campuses. The National Festival provides this venue in three gala performances, presenting works from approximately 30 colleges and universities.” (http://www.acdfa.org/index.php/national-college-dance-festival)