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Occupation  Performer
Known for  Disabled dance

Name  Bill Shannon

Born  1970 (age 44–45)Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Education  School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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Bill Shannon (born 1970) is an American artist who resides in Brooklyn. Shannon holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Born with a degenerative hip condition, he developed a way to express himself through dance and skateboarding on crutches.


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Performances and video work include:

Bill Shannon Introducing 2012 Dance Parade Grand Marshal Bill Shannon

  • Kaaitheater, Brussels
  • Performance Space 122, NYC
  • The Kitchen, NYC
  • Sydney Opera House Studio Theater, Australia
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
  • Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, OR
  • Central Park SummerStage, NYC
  • Dance City, Newcastle, England
  • Contact Theater, Manchester, England
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  • Arizona State University, Tempe
  • The Exit Festival, Cretiel, France
  • Amman International Festival of Independent Theater, Amman, Jordan
  • Holland Festival, Amsterdam
  • Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
  • URB Festival, Helsinki
  • Melbourne Fringe Festival
  • Teatro de la Ciudad in Monterrey, Mexico
  • "Work It Out" music video by RJD2 (2007)
  • 'Life flows better' Visa advert, (2009)

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    In 2002, he completed a project with Cirque du Soleil choreographing parts of their production Varekai.

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    His visual and multimedia art have been exhibited in contemporary museums, galleries and fairs include:

  • ArtDC in Washington, DC (2007)
  • Kiasma
  • Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art in Finland (2005)
  • Tate in Liverpool, England (2003)
  • Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco (2005).
  • Awards

  • Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" in 2001
  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2003
  • Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art Award
  • Colbert Award for Excellence: The Downtown Arts Projects Emerging Arts Award
  • Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Interdisciplinary Arts Fellowship
  • Wynn Newhouse Award in 2010
  • Grants

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts
  • Jerome Foundation
  • New York Foundation for the Arts
  • New York State Council for the Arts
  • James E. Robison Foundation
  • Bossak-Heilbron Charitable Foundation
  • The Harkness Foundation for Dance
  • Arts International: The Fund for U.S. Artists at International Festivals.
  • Competitions

  • 2000: Mantis Battle (Solo Category) in NYC; placed second in ProAms Florida (Abstract Category)
  • 2002: Most Creative Street Dancer by the LA Urban Dance Festival.
  • References

    Bill Shannon Wikipedia