J’Sun Howard is a Chicago-based dancemaker. He holds an MFA in Dance and a certificate in World Performance Studies from the University of Michigan. He is a 2020 3Arts Awardee, a recipient of their inaugural Esteemed Artist Award from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), and a 2019 Asian Cultural Council Fellow. A Links Hall Co-MISSION Fellow, a Ragdale Foundation Sybil Shearer Fellow, 2017 3Arts Make A Wave Awardee and 2014 Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist. His works have been presented at Links Hall, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Defibrillator Performance Gallery, Patrick’s Cabaret (Minneapolis, MN), Danspace Project (NYC), Center for Performance Research (NYC), Detroit Dance City Festival (Detroit, MI), New Dance Festival (Daejeon, South Korea) where he won Best Dance Choreographer and the World Dance Alliance’s International Young Choreographers’ Project (Kaohsiung, Taiwan), among others. He has been commissioned by Northwestern University, Columbia College Chicago, World Dance Alliance, and The Art Institute of Chicago.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
moonless night is research/the next iteration of a multi-year project titled The Righteous Beauty of the Things Never Accounted For that explores Black Fugitivity. moonless night is about Black banality and mundanity and is loosely based on “Enacting Entanglements: A Score for Four,” a performance score conceived by scholar and artist Amber Rose Johnson.
IF YOU WERE A TYPE OF CANDY, WHAT CANDY WOULD YOU BE AND WHY?
“If I were a candy, I’d be pop rocks because of their sparkly tingly sensation that you get when you eat them. I think my work is like that too.“
– J’Sun Howard
Daily, 4:00 – 5:15pm
- Monday, April 24 – Shane Larson
- Tuesday, April 25 – Cheng Xiong
- Wednesday, April 26– Megan Mayer
- Thursday, April 27 – J’Sun Howard
- Friday, April 28 – Berit Ahlgren
$25 Five-Class Package | $10 per class
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FEATURED ARTIST PERFORMANCES
Featuring works by Berit Ahlgren (HoneyWorks), J’Sun Howard, and Megan Mayer
- Thursday, April 27 – 7:30pm
- Friday, April 28 – 7:30pm
- Saturday, April 29 – 2:00pm // Pay-As-Able pricing option available at the door ONLY
- Saturday, April 29 – 7:30pm
BEFORE April 23: $21 online in advance | $18 student/senior
AFTER April 23: $25 online + at the door | $18 student/senior discount with inquiry