Alluvion Dance Chicago’s New Work Features Columbia College Chicago Dance Student and Alumni Talent

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Alluvion Dance Chicago, an emerging contemporary dance company founded and led by Johnny Huntoon, a senior in the Columbia College Chicago Dance Department ‘s BA program in Dance, premieres its first story show, Within This Body. Written by Columbia College Chicago Dance Department academic coordinator and assistant chair Chad Wilson, and inspired by the Broadway musicals A Chorus Line and If/Then, the piece asks: Can a girl leave everything she has behind in order to achieve her wildest dreams? It’s choreographed by Nicole Flores, also a Columbia College Dance major, and Johnny Huntoon. The ensemble includes Columbia College Dance Department students Morgan Cutler, Marissa Marinkovich, Gabby Jolly, and Flores, as well as Columbia College Dance Department alum Julia Kummerow (BA ’15).

Within This Body is performed by Alluvion Dance Chicago on Friday, April 22, at 7:30 PM, at MCL Chicago, 3110 N. Sheffield, in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Tickets are $12 for students and children and $20 for adults. For tickets, call 773-610-5930 or click here.

Alluvion Dance Chicago’s aesthetic is rooted in contemporary dance with elements of contemporary ballet and musical theatre style dance. The company’s mission is “to create and display new and innovative contemporary dance choreography through a non-textual dance theatre style, bringing forward an understandable story, allowing the audience to question social norms, making this new form available to audiences and students of all ages and from all ethnic backgrounds.”



Erica Ricketts