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2008

Quartet A (Come About)
(quartet) Premiered at Links Hall, Chicago, IL in Fours :New Quartets & Solos, Oct. 2008. Performed at Fours on Tour- the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn, NY June 2009 and the Epiphany Dance Experiment- Epiphany Episcopal Church Chicago, IL July 2009.

Quartet B (Enough!) (quartet) Premiered at Links Hall, Chicago, IL in Fours :New Quartets & Solos, Oct. 2008. Performed at Fours on Tour- the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn, NY June 2009

Not About Elvis Dance (solo)_choreography/performance/video by Rachel Thorne Germond. Premiered at Links Hall, Chicago, IL in Fours :New Quartets & Solos, Oct. 2008. Performed at Fours on Tour- the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn, NY June 2009.

Look at me! (Na Zhom Bwa!) (solo) (work in progress) Collaboration with composer Insook Choi. Choreographed/performed by Rachel Thorne Germond.

Do It Again
(solo) April 25, 2008- performed at Queertopia Symposium @ Northwestern University. Tribute to Marilyn Monroe. Choreographed and performed by Rachel Thorne Germond w. video projection by Rachel Thorne Germond.


2007

Once Removed: Peripeteia (final version of the in-progress Tragic Dance) - Oct 11-21- Links Hall - Chicago, IL - Evening length group work for 7 dancers. Collaborators: Composer Michael Zerang, Video Artist Mason Dixon, Set/Costume Designer Pate Conaway, Lighting Designer Rachel Damon. Dancers: Johannah Wininsky, Jeannine Salemi, Lucy Riner, Julie Haller, Ambryn Melius, Jennifer Guglielmi, and Rachel Thorne Germond.

Double Judy (Part III) - music: recordings of Judy Garland singing songs by Irving Berlin & others. text: adapted from recordings of autiobiographical recordings by Judy Garland. Perfomers: Rachel Thorne Germond and Bevin Ross. Video Projection: Lehcar Dnomreg.

Tragic Dance Part III (group work) -Premiered at Silverspace-Chicago, IL in a shared concert with Asimina Chremos titled: Tragic Flawless- June 2 & 3, 2007- work in progress quartet.

2006

Untitled Work in Progress (Tragic Dance Part II) -Premiered at Locus- Chicago, IL- Dec. 2006

Joan's Revenge
-6 min. solo. premiered at Girlie Q Variety Hour- Chicago, IL. Jan. 2006. Dancer: Rachel ThorneGermond

Tragic Dance- 20 min. quartet- premiere at RTG Dance:In Progress at Links Hall -Chicago, IL - June 16,17 & 18, 2006- Dancers: Christine Betsill, Bethany Betzler, Jeannine Salemi, Jennifer Thompson

Two: Experienced
- 10 min. duet- further re-workin of Three: Experienced. premiere at RTG Dance:In Progress at Links Hall -Chicago, IL - June 16,17 & 18, 2006. Dancers: Becca Lemme &Johannah Wininsky.

Double Judy
(Part I, II, III)- 16 min. duet- premiere at Girlie Q Variety Hour- Chicago, IL - Nov. 2005. Reworked and performed again at Links Hall in RTG Dance: In Progress June 16, 17 & 18, 2006, The Full Circle Festival of Theater Dance at Hamlin Park Fielhouse (2007), in 2007's festival Looptopia! at the Chase Plaza Theater- Chicago, IL, and at the Prop Theater in Estrogen Festival (May 2007) Original performers: Rachel Thorne Germond and Matt Valle (2005), then Rachel Thorne Germond and Jessica Hudson (2006), and finally Rachel Thorne Germond with Bevin Ross (2007).

Monogram
- 15 min. duet. Premiered at Links Hall July 2005. Dancers: Bethany Betzler, Renee Murray. Music: Verdi's La Traviata (excerpts).

Tether
- 10 min solo. Premiered at Links Hall July 2005. Dancer: Rachel Thorne Germond. Music: PJ Harvey and Radiohead. Three: Experienced- 12 min.-trio- Premiered at Links Hall- Dec. 2005. Dancers: Johannah Wininsky, Becca Lemme, Leah Raffanti. Music: Jimi Hendrix. Performed again in Sept. 2005 at the Around the Coyote Festival- Vittum Theater- Chicago, IL

Splendor Twice: Gender Splendor- solo- 20 min. Premiered at Links Hall Dec. 2005. Music: Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe. Video Projection by JT Newman. Angel/Devil Dance- duet- 5 min.- premiered at Hothouse, Chicago, IL Oct. 2005. Dancers: Rachel Thorne Germond with Esteban Cruz. Music: Chorale, Elvis Presely

Double Judies-(in progress) duet- 6 min.- premiered at Hothouse, Chicago IL. Nov. 2005. Dancers: Rachel Thorne Germond and Matt Valle. Music: Judy Garland, Quincy Jones.

TODAY
-quartet- 18 min.- premiered at Links Hall, Chicago, IL, Dec. 2005. Dancers: Esteban Cruz, Natalie Bogira, Allisa Zee Hartmann, and Jennifer Thompson. Video projection by Lehcar Dnomreg with Daedalus D'alamut. Mjusic: Jefferson Airplane, Bread, Naked City, and Nakamura. Performed again in Sept. 2006 at The Other Dance Festival- Hamlin Park Fieldhouse- Chicago, IL with new cast: Rachel Thorne Germond, Natalie Bogira, Johannah Wininsky, and Jennifer Thompson.

2004

Iconorama
group work for 10 dancers - w. 5 Marilyns, 3 Elvises, and 2 Judy Garlands. Music: Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Haydn. Performed in RTG Dance's December 2005 concert at Links Hall Splendor.

Our Velocity
quartet w. soloist - Music: Harpsichord Concerto by Henryk Gorecki.
Created with original Cast: Julie Ann Graham, Carleen Healy, Nicole Donohoe, and Alyssa Mayfield and performed March 2004 at Links Hall in RTG Dance's shared concert w. Rebecca Rossen, then again in July 2004 at RTG Dance's concert at the Williamburg Arts Nexus (Brooklyn, NY) with a new cast: Later performed at Links Hall in RTG Dance 's Links Hall (Chicago) concert Wonder in July 2005 with Tabitha Faes, Natalie Bogira, Leah Raffanti, Allysa Zee Hartmann, Courtney Zbinden and Johannah Wininsky. Performed again at the Other Dance Festival- Hamlin Park Fieldhouse-Chicago, IL - Sept. 2005.

Cast Away
solo - Music: TV POW
Premiere at Williamsburg Art Nexus in 2004. Original soloist & created for: Tasha Taylor. Later performed by Rachel Thorne Germond in Chicago at Links Hall in the RTG Dance concert Splendor , and at the Full Circle Festival of Danztheater in March 2006.

Shaman/Sawman
solo - Music: Australian Didgeridoo. Dancer: Jaime Galindo (solo created for Mr. Galindo)

2003

Solo for Judy - solo - Choreographed and performed by Rachel Thorne Germond. Music/Sound: excerpted recordings of Judy Garland, Over the Rainbow

Double Elvis - duet - Sound Engineered by Lehcar Dnomreg - Music: Elvis Presley- Heartbreak Hotel, Loving You and sound collage incorporating Elvis's recorded voice. Performed by: RT Germond & Jessica Hudson (2003), then later with Kristen Cox (2004). Performed in Chicago at the International Drag King Extravaganza, and in concert at Links Hall in March 2004 (shared concert with Rebecca Rossen), later in July 2004 in RTG Dance's concert New and Older Works at Williamsburg Arts Nexus, Brooklyn, NY.

2002

10 Marilyns -10 Performers/dancers - Music/Sound design by Lehcar Dnomreg: Various soundtracks from Marilyn Monroe films, Sound collage with dialogue from Some Like it Hot overlaid with music by Steve Reich. Performers: Andrea Cerniglia, Rachel Thorne Germond, Dee Lottman and volunteers from the audience each night including: Morrison Lyman, Charles, Jeni Swerdlow, Jessica Hudson, and more.

5 Marilyns
(Revisited and Revised) - 5 dancers - Music: Marilyn Monroe, Yma Sumac, 20th Century Fox fanfare

Dances I Have Done and Would Like to Do (a structured improvisation) - solo - Music: sound collage engineered by Lehcar Dnomreg including excerpts from John Zorn, Nancy Sinatra, and Judy Garland's recorded speech.

3 Object Dances (with video) - solo - Performance, Choreography, Video, Costume, and Set by Rachel Thorne Germond-Music: Evelyn Glennie Text: Gertrude Stein (from Tender Buttons) . Premiere at Motivity Showcase: Links Hall, Chicago, IL -March 2002. Later performed at the Spareroom - Chicago, IL and at the Hot Festival at HERE Arts Space- New York, NY in July 2002.

Viva Las Elvis - solo - Music: collage incorporating sound clips from Viva Las Vegas, engineered by Lehcar Dnomreg.
Choreographed and performed by Rachel Thorne Germond.

Evil Elvis - solo - Music: Elvis Presley-Trouble. Choreographed and performed by Rachel Thorne Germond. Performed at the Empty Bottle w. the Chicago Kings (2002)

Cowboy Elvis - solo - Music: Elvis Presley- Flaming Star. Performed at SPIN Nightclub- Chicago, IL with the Chicago Kings.

2001

Shudder - solo - Music: Philip Glass. Premiere in EYE- a shared concert with Rachel Thorne Germond and Catherine Hourihan at Chashama - New York, NY. Later performed at the Around the Coyote Festival- Chicago, IL and in 2004 at the Williamsburg Art Nexus in RTG Dance's full concert July 2004.

1990-2000

Out From Afar(m) (2000) - quartet - Music: Dave Douglas, Gisberg, and sound collage by Lehcar Dnomreg
Originally created as part of Rachel Thorne Germond's graduate thesis project at the University of IL Champaign-Urbana- and performed at the Krannert Center of Performing Arts- Urbana, IL. Later developed further for a shared concert with James Hansen at the Merce Cunningham Studio- New York, NY- Presented in Sept. 2000. Performed again at the Around the Coytoe Festival in 2003 at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse- Chicago, IL . Original Cast: Alyssa Mayfield, Andrew, Amy Barr, and Andrea Cerniglia, w. understudy Christina. Second cast (2003): Esteban Cruz, Alyssa Mayfield, Andrea Cerniglia, and Nicole Donohoe.

Whoa!, La Gioconda (the Joyful Girl) (2000) - duet for choreographer and videographer - Music: JS Bach, sound collage by Lehcar Dnomreg. Originally created as part of Rachel Thorne Germond's graduate thesis project

Marilyns II (2000) - (Performance Art) - quintet - music: Marilyn Monroe, Steve Reich

Voices in Ruins-Collaboration w. Insook Choi (2000) - dance and sound installation video dance

Rejoinder (1999) - duet - Music: John Zorn, Bellini, and sound collage by Lehcar Dnomreg

Drive-In (1999) - (Performance Art) Site Specific work performed in the Krannert Center Parking Garage.

Table (1998) - (Performance Art) A Site Specific Work in the Krannert Center for Performing Arts

Variations on Elvis (1998) - solo - Music: Elvis Presley

3 Elvises (1991-98) - trio - Music: Kronos Quartet, Elvis Presley

Diptych of Loneliness and Love (1997) - group work for 9 dancers - Music: Al Green, Vivaldi

Dishette (1996) - duet - Music: Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff- Text: Gertrude Stein

Dream Girl (1995) - solo - Music: Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Henry Cowell, Glen Miller

Goblin Market (1995) - 5 dancers with 2 vocal performers - Music: Cab Calloway, William Paul Delp

Solo about Struggling (For Matisse) (1994) - solo - Text: Gertrude Stein

Solo with Black Eggs (for Picasso) (1994) - solo -Text: Gertrude Stein

3 Landscapse for Edvard Munch (1994) - duet - Music: John Cage

5 Marilyns (1990) - 5 dancers - Music: Marilyn Monroe, 20th Century Fox fanfare, Yma Sumac