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Jane Jerardi (Summer/Fall 2017)
Jane Jerardi is a dance artist currently based in Chicago. She works within the media of choreography, performance, video installation, and writing. For more information on her work visit: janejerardi.com.
photo by Matthew Gregory Hollis
J’Sun Howard (Fall/Winter 2017-2018)
J’Sun Howard is a Chattanooga native and a Chicago-based dancemaker and poet. J’Sun has recently received the Sybil Shearer Fellowship and residency at Ragdale Foundation, a nomination and selected to participate in an emerging artist laboratory at Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC), and a 3Arts Award nomination. A 2014 Chicago Dancemaker’s Forum Lab Artist awardee, his choreography has appeared at local venues Links Hall, Northwestern University, Sonotheque, Lincoln Square Theatre, Insight Arts/Center for New Possibilities, Epiphany Church, Rumble Arts, and Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery.
photo by William Frederking
Yoshinojo Fujima (Fall/Winter 2017-2018)
Chicago-area native, Yoshinojo Fujima (a.k.a Rika Lin) is an interdiscplinary performing artist, based as a Japanese classical dancer/choreographer. She received her professional name in 2006 as a member of the Fujima Ryu Japanese Classical Dance School in Japan, and attained her grandmastership last year, which certifies her with a shihan (teaching license). She has performed as an active performing member of Toyoaki Shamisen, as well as in collaborations with Asian Improv aRts MidWest, Tsukasa Taiko, Tatsu Aoki’s the Miyumi Project and was featured in the 2016 Chicago Jazz Festival at the J. Pritzker Pavillion. In 2016 she was awarded the Links Hall Artistic Associate Curatorial Residency for the 2017 season, for her “Beyond the Box” presentation/series. Currently she is beginning her research for “Asobi – Playing within Time” project as a 2017 Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist.
photo by Kioto Aoki