Rachel Thorne Germond: Performance Collage (RPC) is based in Brooklyn, NY. RPC was created in 2014 as a platform for artist-collagist- dancer-choreographer- photographer Rachel Thorne Germond to present multimedia works that incorporate dance, performance, text, set design, photo/video projection, and sound elements. Intrigued by a wide range of random and disparate inputs from modern life, RPC employs multiple strategies of investigation, in which ambiguous juxtapositions and new, unfamiliar languages come to life. A world-on- stage is conveyed that is not dissimilar to everyday life, but addresses aspects of fantasy, imagination, and memory.
Rachel Thorne Germond is a Brooklyn based performer, dancer, teacher, choreographer, and visual artist. Her multidisciplinary performances incorporate dance, video, and photography.
She achieved her BFA from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning and an MFA in dance and choreography from the University of IL Champaign Urbana and works as a teaching artist and arts administrator. Her dance training includes intensive study of Klein Technique with Barbara Mahler and with such notable teachers as Mary Anthony, Anna Sokolow, Merce Cunningham, Pedro Alejandro, Tere O’Connor, and Nancy Topf.
From 1986-1998 Rachel lived in New York City and danced, choreographed and presented her work at venues such as Dixon Place, The Joyce Soho, The Merce Cunningham Studio, Movement Research, St. Mark’s Danspace, New Dance Alliance’s Performance Mix, the 92nd St Y and the Brooklyn Arts Exchange amongst other venues.
In 2004 she founded her Chicago-based dance company, RTG Dance (NFP) and was active in the Chicago dance community for ten years. From 2010-2014 she taught dance in Norfolk, VA at Old Dominion University.
As a choreographer I grapple with the nature of movement as metaphor or analogy. I strive to convey on- stage a world that is not dissimilar to everyday life, but the dances I make do address aspects of fantasy, imagination, and memory within the context of contemporary life. I have been consistently interested in archetypes and paradoxes.
To create my work, I draw on a knowledge of contemporary and historical artistic, biographical, and literary sources. Intrigued by a wide range of random and disparate inputs from modern life, I employ multiple strategies of investigation in my choreography, creating ambiguous juxtapositions and new, unfamiliar languages.