Shape-less – a video/dance work featured in Picturing 2020: A Community Reflects – is part of an ongoing dance and film collaboration between Autumn Eckman (Assistant Professor of Dance) and Jonathan Marquis (MA Art History, MFA Art). In this virtual artist talk, Eckman and Marquis will present an excerpt of their original collaboration, Drift, which premiered in February 2019 at the Stevie Eller Theatre.
Autumn Eckman (MFA Choreography, University of Iowa) received her classical training from the Houston Ballet Academy. In her performance career, Autumn had the privilege to dance with Giordano Dance Chicago – where she also served as Assistant Artistic Director, Resident Choreographer and Director Giordano II, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Luna Negra Dance Theatre, Lucky Plush Productions, Ron De Jesus Dance, State Street Ballet (Santa Barbara, CA) and The Cambrians. Autumn taught as an Instructor of Dance at Northern Illinois University from 2009-2015 and teaches nationally, including for Vitacca Dance Project, State Street Ballet Summer Intensive, Open Doors Dance Festival and the Bates Dance Festival. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Arizona.
Jonathan Marquis is a multi-media artist, writer, and mountaineer, seeking immersive experiences within mountainous terrain to consider posthuman geographies. His investigations of the landscape began when he launched the Glacier Drawing Project in 2014 – an endeavor to draw all the remaining glaciers in the state of Montana. Marquis received his Masters of Fine Arts and Art History from the University of Arizona, and has exhibited works across the United States and abroad, including exhibitions at The Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Missoula Art Museum, Center for Visual Arts in Denver, CO, The University of Colorado-Pueblo, and Fine Art Complex 1101 in Tempe, AZ. He currently splits his time based in Missoula, Montana and Tucson, AZ. For more information visit www.jonathanmarquis.com or on Instagram @jonathanbmarquis.
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This virtual lecture is presented live via Zoom. The online “waiting room” opens at 4:30 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 5:00 p.m. (AZ local time). This program will be recorded and streamed live on Facebook.
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