Liz Lea Dance

A performer and choreographer Liz Lea trained at London Contemporary Dance School and Akademi in London and Darpana Academy in India.

She specialises in the field of contemporary and classical Indian dance and martial arts.

Based between London and Sydney for many years she now works from Canberra with Liz Lea and Co and also as Artistic Director of Canberra Dance Theatre and Associate Director at QL2, Centre for Youth Dance.

Liz is currently Choreographer in Residence at CSIRO Discovery and recently directed the DANscienCE Festival. She premiered InFlight at the National Library of Australia in May 2013, based around the early days of aviation and flight in collaboration with the NLA and the National Film and Sound Archive. She is developing Magnificus Magnificus a solo for Indigenous dancer Tammi Gissell. Initial funding from artsACT for this work led to a successful application to the Australia Council for the work.

Liz has also received Australia Council funding for her own solo Kapture from the Music Board. Kapture and Magnificus Magnificus premiere at The Street Theatre in October.

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