When: Saturday April 29, 10-11:30 am
Location: Hotel Vetro
Master Class Instructor: Autumn Eckman
Class Description: With a foundation in Horton and Graham techniques, Eckman's modern class emphasizes clarity through sound anatomical practice. We will focus on rhythmic complexity and musicality, articulation of the spine and other joints and quick changes of weight. Eckman's movement pulls from her diverse experiences; culminating in an integrated approach of a large spectrum of movement stylings and languages.
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.