Alluvion Dance Chicago, an emerging contemporary dance company founded and led by Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago alum Johnny Huntoon (BA ’16), presents Emergence, its second annual showcase of new choreography by Chicago artists, featuring work created and performed by alumni and students of the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago and the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department. The two-night event runs Thursday-Friday, June 9-10, at 7:30 PM each evening. Each performance features a different program. Performances take place at the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater, 3035 N. Hoyne, Chicago. Tickets are $20 general admission — $15 for students. For tickets, call 773-726-7047 or click here.
Emergence features choreography by several Columbia College Chicago alumni and students, including Johnny Huntoon and Whitney Wilder (BA ’16), both graduates of the Columbia College Dance Center’s Dance BA program; Mary Pat Letourneau (BFA ’15), a graduate of the Dance Center’s Dance BFA program; current Dance Center student Nicole Flores; and Lauren Griffith (BFA ’15), a graduate of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s Musical Theatre Performance BFA program. Huntoon’s POP! and Griffith’s False Identifications will be performed Thursday, June 9; Letourneau’s LEDhead, Wilder’s Empower, and a piece co-choreographed by Flores will be presented at the show on Friday, June 10.
The Alluvion Dance Chicago ensemble includes Columbia College Chicago Dance Center alumni Johnny Huntoon and Julia Kummerow (BA ’15), a graduate of the Dance BA program, and current Dance Center students Nicole Flores, Marissa Marinkovich, Morgan Cutler, and Gabby Jolly.
Lighting designers for Emergence are Flora Montes (BA ’15), a graduate of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s Theatre Design BA program, and current Theatre Design BA program student Claire Doty.
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.