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Liz Lea

Liz Lea is a a performer and choreographer based in Canberra and NSW, directing Liz Lea Dance. Liz was based in Europe for 20 years and worked for the Royal Opera House, Ranjabati Sircar, Imlata, Sankalpam, English National Opera and English Bach Festival. Her speciality is working with classical Indian dance and martial arts as a solo practitioner.

Liz Lea Dance projects include 120 Birds, InFlight, Magnificus Magnificus inspired by the red tailed black cockatoo for Indigenous dance artist Tammi Gissell and Kapture, inspired by Ahmed Kathrada, imprisoned alongside Nelson Mandela for 26 years.

Liz founded the DANscienCE Festival, a meeting of dance and science which ran at CSIRO Discovery, Canberra in 2013, at QUT, Brisbane in 2015 and will run in NSW in 2017. In September and October 2016 her science education works will tour regional Queensland. 

She directed Canberra Dance Theatre for 6 years, founding The GOLD Company over dancers over 55, commissioning over 14 internationally recognised choreographers.

Liz is currently working on two new projects; a new company work with a cross cultural and science focus inspired by the stars – The Galaxy Project and a new one woman show, RED, with solos commissioned from Martin del Amo, Kate Denborough and Vicki van Hout, mentored by Brian Lucas.

She works as Program Curator for Ausdance ACT.

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