Iowa Dance 2016: Dancing our Visions
The Iowa Dance Festival's 10th Anniversary line up will include
an opening reception, performances in public spaces, workshops
and a celebration of Dance for the Camera
Multiple Venues in downtown Iowa City—April 29 & 30, 2016
See the interview of
Co-directors, Nora Garda and Eloy Barragan describing Iowa Dance 2016 on KCCK's
Meet our Instructors
Autumn Eckman is currently an MFA Candidate in Choreography at the University of Iowa. Prior to her studies she was an Instructor of Dance from 2009- 2015 at Northern Illinois University.She is a former dancer for companies including State Street Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theater, Giordano Dance Chicago, Lucky Plush Productions and Ron De Jesus Dance. She is currently a member of the The Cambrians. Autumn's directorial credits include: Director of Giordano II and Assistant Artistic Director/Resident Choreographer of Giordano Dance Chicago. As the 2014 Artist-In-Residence for State Street Ballet she recreated a full length version of the ballet, Scheherazade. She has created original works on companies including DanceWorks Chicago, Visceral Dance Chicago, Missouri Contemporary Ballet and the Big Muddy Dance Company and was a recipient of the 2013 Choreographic Fellowship at the University of Kansas. Dance Magazine's Wendy Perron named her work "JOLT" for the Giordano company as a Top Pick of 2012. She was named a " Top Player in the Arts" in Newcity Publication, a "Stand-Out Choreographer" in the Chicago Tribune, and an awardee of " New Choreographic Voice" for Dance Chicago.
A’Keitha Carey is a Bahamian Dance Educator, Performance Artist, Choreographer and Scholar. She is on the faculty at the University of Utah as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance in the Modern Dance Department. She received a BA in Dance from the Florida International University and an M.F.A. in Dance from Florida State University. She is a scholar in dance and Women’s Studies, earning a certificate in the latter and working as a doctoral candidate in dance at the Texas Woman's University.
Carey created the genre of CaribFunk ™ Technique over 10 years ago when she was a young teacher and choreographer living in Miami, Florida. Her article “CaribFunk ™ Technique: Afro Caribbean Dance, Caribbean Feminism and Popular Culture” was published in the Journal of Pan-African Studies.
email@example.com or Nora Garda at 319-400-4695
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AUDITION NOTICE The Cambrians [Kaym-bree-uns] is a Chicago headquartered dance production and media company. We are currently holding auditions for One full position and Two Apprenticeships with our professional company as well as our 2016 Summer Intensive. AUDITION INFORMATION: Full company and summer intensive auditions will be held in Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit, Philadelphia, and […]
A generous matching grant, part of the 2016 Art Project Grant, was awarded to Iowa Dance, Dancing Our Visions from the Iowa Arts Council. This grant will allow Iowa Dance to expand in great new ways. Kudos to Nora Garda for her hard work and dedication in applying for the grant and all that she gives […]