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J'Sun Howard


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 the inaugural Esteemed Artist Award from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), and a 2019 Asian Cultural Council Fellow. He is also a Links Hall Co-MISSION Fellow, a Ragdale Foundation Sybil Shearer Fellow, 2017 3Arts Make A Wave artist, 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 Common Conservatory, Northwestern University, Columbia College Chicago, World Dance Alliance, and The Art Institute of Chicago.

Featured Artworks

  •  J'Sun Howard artwork "aMoratorium"
  •  J'Sun Howard artwork "Impermanent Ceremony"
  •  J'Sun Howard artwork "When I Consider How My Light is Spent" Kiam Marcelo Junio
  •  J'Sun Howard artwork "Working on Better Versions of Prayers"
  •  J'Sun Howard artwork "Working on Better Versions of Prayers"

J'Sun Howard has crowd-funded a project with 3AP

  • aMoratorium

    • $5,125 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 0 Days 0:00:00 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 102% funded

    For over a year and in different iterations, I have been collaborating with dance artists Solomon Bowser, Dedrick "D. Banks" Gray, Damon Green, and Orlando DeLeon to develop aMoratorium, a response and tribute to visual artist Charles Wilbert White. …

    Read more about aMoratorium
    • $5,465 raised of $5,000 goal
    • 18 Days 18:09:16 LEFT
      • 3Arts matched
      • 109% funded

    STRETCH GOAL! I'm so grateful for each one of you who has contributed and shared my project! With time left before the deadline, I hope to reach a new goal of $10,000. The additional funds will go towards additional material …