Return - RTG DANCE and Friends

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JUNE 22 - 24 at LINKS HALL - Chicago, IL
RETURN - Rachel Thorne Germond Dance & Friends
LINKS HALL
3435 N Sheffield Ave # 207 Chicago, IL 60657
Friday through Sunday June 22-24, 2012.
Friday & Saturday performances are at 8pm and Sunday is at 7pm.
Tickets are $12 General Admission/$10 Students & Seniors.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.linkshall.org.
For additional inquiries please contact Greer Dworman 708.228.8781.

Rachel Thorne Germond Dance & Friends (RTG Dance) return to Chicago June 22-24 to perform at Links Hall.

Featuring works by choreographer Rachel Thorne Germond (Chicago/NY/VA) and choreography by guest artists Li Chiao Ping (Wisconsin), Janet Schmid (Chicago), Jen Stone (Virginia) the Space Movement Project (Chicago) and Johannah Wininsky. Germond will present two recent solos: Scarlett, I Dare Ya danced by Germond is part of a longer work title Look at Me that explores images of women, gender, and sexuality. Germond moves sensually and daringly to music by Tommy James and the Shondelles, summoning the essence and paradox of desire. Under the Rainbow, a haunting solo danced by Megan Thompson evokes the sense of a specific place/memory. Critic Laura Molzahn of the Chicago Reader has described this solo as “a perfect balance of reserve and emotion”. Rejoinder (1999) is a passionate duet for two women who “caressingly plunge and aggressively soar throughout the space in crisp, clean movements that abound with energy and grace”. Other works on the program include duets and groups works by the invited guest artists listed.

PRESS CONTACT:
Greer Dworman
greer.dworman@gmail.com
708.228.8781
or Rachel Thorne Germond
rtg@rtgdance.com

RACHEL THORNE GERMOND has been dancing, choreographing and presenting work (primarily in New York City and Chicago) since 1990. In New York City she has presented work at such venues as the Joyce Soho, 92nd St. Y, Danspace at St. Mark's Church, Movement Research at Judson Church, WAX, Chashama, The Merce Cunningham Studio, HERE, the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dixon Place and in Chicago (2001-2010) primarily at Links Hall, but also in performances with the Girlie Q Variety Hour, the Chicago Kings and in festivals such as the Other Dance Festival, Full Circle, Around the Coyote, Looptopia!, and Estrogen Festival. Most recently Ms. Germond performed at the 92nd St Y Sundays at Three with Barbara Mahler, taught and performed at DUOC in Santiago, Chile and at UDLAP – Cholula, Mexico in Performatica 2012. Ms. Germond is a graduate of Cornell University and achieved an MFA in dance and choreography at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Her training includes intensive study of Klein technique with Barbara Mahler and with such notable teachers as Mary Anthony, Anna Sokolow, Pedro Alejandro, Tere O'Connor, and Nancy Topf. She formed her Chicago-based dance company, RTG Dance in 2004 and is currently on faculty at Christopher Newport University and Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. See www.rtgdance.com for more information.

"Modest, like much of her work, evolving quickly, changing every moment, it was rarely less than intriguing. Our arts scene needs more, not less, like Germond. So, we implore her, hurry back."
-Sid Smith, See Chicago Dance Website Review (2010)
Location
Links Hall
3435 N Sheffield Ave # 207
Chicago, IL 60657
Box Office / Info
(773) 281-0824
More Info.
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Dates / Times
Friday, June 22, 2012 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 23, 2012 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 24, 2012 7:00 PM

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