Joanna Furnans

Joanna Furnans was awarded a 2017 Co-MISSION Residency.

Joanna Furnans is an independent dance artist based in Chicago. Her work demonstrates a conscious attention to content, form and imagery as a means to express a genuine experience of self and question the status quo within numerous cultural contexts: dance culture, queer culture, post-feminist culture, and contemporary American culture. Her choreography has been supported by the Walker Art Center, the University of Minnesota, the Pleasure Rebel Series (MN), the Chicago Moving Company, Links Hall, and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. She has performed nationally and internationally in the work of Karen Sherman, Chris Schlichting, Morgan Thorson, Laurie Van Wieren, and Ginger Krebs. For more information visit