Saturday, January 7, 2017
I went to a Voci Dance dress rehearsal at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E Rollins St, Orlando, Florida 32803). Much time was spent getting the projector situated while the dancers stretched.
Fringe favorite Voci Dance is back and for the Orlando Fringe Winter Mini Fest, bringing the word jazz master Ken Nordine’s 1960s COLORS album to life through a quirky supersonic multimedia dance performance that brings to visual expression, the eccentric hues of the artists’ palette through Voci’s signature blend of creative movement, humor, wit, and grace. Treat yourself to an experience where the unexpected becomes the norm.
This show is playful and fun. Each dancer added their own quirky personality to the colors they portrayed. When layered with the music, colorful projected visuals and the beat generation near to the beat generation narration the playful irony was contagious. Blue and yellow were dear friends, but nasty green stepped in between and separated the pair. Yellow wallowed in sorrow until blue realized that together they could make their own shade of green. Purple us proud and white split the dark as she aimed a small flashlight at herself. Mud slithered on the dance floor. Though each color was unique in personality, the magic happened as they collaborated.
Friday, January 6th @ 5:45pm and Sunday, January 8th@ 2pm in the Mandell Theatre at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center.
Dancers: Lisa Mie, Katherine Fabian, Larissa Humiston, Leah Marke, Sarah Lockard, Tymisha Harris, Dede Ramos, David Gabriel.