Congratulations to Alyce Bochette and the Bochette Dancers on last night’s successful performance of Salvage, a collaboration of dance, music, film, and poetry, at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. From the Art Center’s promotion:
Alyce Bochette is co-director of Dance Bochette. She spent 20 years touring internationally with dance companies including Mark Morris, May O’Donnell, and Rachel Lampert. For the May 21 event, Bochette will dance one solo piece, “Suspension,” choreographed by May O’Donnell in 1939, with music by Ray Green.
The Bochette Dancers include local dancers Mariquita Anderson, Jennifer Reed, Lynn Vosloo, Kelley Natella, and Gerri Reaves, and the performance features actors Katie Pankow and Jim Brock. Music for the reception and intermission will be performed by pianist Mary Seal.
With collaboration in staging and lighting design by Edison State College theater director, Stuart Brown, Alyce Bochette brings together original music and video by Rodney Woolsey and original poetry by Jim Brock, created specifically for the dance. The performance builds on the theme of salvaging, with modern dance that is accessible, lyrical, vibrant, and whimsical.
Bochette wants her audience to consider the dynamic of salvaging in their own lives, whether it is spiritual, familial, ecological, or nostalgic, in which we seek to reclaim, recover, remember, and even revise our own lives. The event brings together the audience as community. It also affords each of us a little space for personal reflection.
Images from the reception before the performance can be seen on the Fort Myers News Press website. To see images from the performance, click the play button on the slideshow below.
(Thanks to Robin Cornett for performance images.) Congratulations to Alyce, Stuart, Rodney, Jim, and our dancers on a fine performance!