Courtney Scheu (she/her) is an independent dance artist. Scheu is co-founder and co-artistic director of new OUTBOUND | Contemporary Dance x Live Art Festival on Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi Country (Sunshine Coast). Scheu is a Certified Gaga Teacher, Gaga:Ohad Naharin’s Movement language, training supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust.
Scheu’s choreographic work plays between waking and dreaming worlds, the real and unreal. Scheu presented SAND in Horizon Festival 2022 supported by RADF Sunshine Coast Council and Arts Queensland, Sunshine Coast Arts Foundation and Dance. Here. Now. Scheu presented Plastic Belly in Supercell Contemporary Dance Festival 2020 and on film at Horizon Festival 2020, Tempo Dance Festival 2020 (New Zealand), and Modes of Capture Symposium 2021 (Ireland).
Scheu is a dance artist in Burrbgaja Yalirra /Dancing Forwards Lab 3: Dance Dramaturgy and Contested land Rubibi (Broome and Sydney) 2022 with Marrugeku to explore new cultural pathways to consider dramaturgy in dance, performance, and live art.
In 2019 Scheu presented and performed solo, Belly Full of Bees, at Beit Tami Theatre Tel Aviv, through Tami Dance Company/Nimrod Freed. In 2018, Scheu was a collaborator in the development of The Raft co-directed by Joshua Thomson and Gavin Webber for Legs on the Wall. In London, Scheu presented work in the Emerge Festival 2017 by C-12 Dance Theatre and Resolution 2018 at the Place.
Scheu created and facilitated Footfall: Dance Professional Development Program for emerging artists in South East Queensland, through Sunshine Coast Council.
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