Dance Visions was founded by Beth Jucovy in 1990. Devoted to keeping the Isadora Duncan dances and aesthetic alive and current, the company also presents unique, original works which express our shared humanity in our current times. Often works are site-specific or tailored for particular venues or audiences. We bring pure dance works, dance/theater works and narrated, educational programs to local and wider audiences.
The first of several venues in which we will be offering this program:On this 200th birthday anniversary of poet Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819) and Isadora Duncan's 141st birthday, May 27, we celebrate the legacy of these two pivotal artists. Isadora Duncan was greatly influenced by Whitman, calling him her spiritual teacher. We will pay tribute to these two kindred spirits through word, dance and music. Renowned local actress and activist Shirley Romaine will deliver poems by Whitman, which will be illustrated by authentic Duncan dances presented by Dance Visions, NY, under the direction of Beth Jucovy. Duncan dance pianist Mark Fiedler will play many of these works live, to the music of Chopin, Brahms, Gluck, Strauss, Schubert and we are excited to be reviving a work to the music of Sheyne. Ticket Info
We are presenting our newest work, in development now, which is an artist's statement on the major issue of global warming. It will be showcased and previewed at Showdown.Ticket Info
Description: Our work, Blurred Boundaries was selected to be part of 8 in a Show at Dixon Place, part of Creative Performances. The work will be presented along with other unique works by emerging and established choreographers. This work explores responses to death and the concept of alternate, intersecting universes. On this 10th anniversary of their passing, this performance is dedicated to the eternity of Theda and Len Detlor. It is also dedicated to Johnny Cathcart, Chutima Jiemvitayanukoon, and to David Ramm and all those who have passed too early from our realm, and those they left behind.
Description: We will be part of New Jersey's historically inspired dance festival with a performance of Duncan's "Roses from the South"! Spend an afternoon walking along the beautiful museum grounds enjoy site-specific professional dance performances inspired by moments in history. Take a 1st floor tour of the Victorian- stye mansion and participate in informal movement lessons as well. We will be giving a Duncan Dance workshop! Raindate: Sunday, Sept. 30th
StylePointe is a one of a kind Fashion/Dance show during Fashion Week NYC. It is an Exploration of the Relationship between Fashion and Dance. We collaborated with designer Aimee Nielson and were delighted to be part of this unique showcase with four other fashion dance collaborations. Co-produced by Creative Performances, Curated and Directed by Sangeeta Yesley. See coverage from NYC VIBE.
Sands Point Preserve honors the legendary choreographer Isadora Duncan’s aesthetic and body of work which were created in the early 20th century – the same era in which the Guggenheim Estate was formed. The company will perform a combination of Duncan’s works as well as Jucovy's contemporary works in the great hall at Castle Gould - with a preliminary outdoor appetizer of dances in the entrance garden. Highlights included revivals of timeless Duncan repertory and original works chosen and tailored for this unique environment. Sands Point Preserve Conservancy Free program ($10 parking per car for non-members)
This program is made possible in part with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M.Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc.
Description: We presented uplifting works of the Isadora Duncan repertory as well as original Jucovy favorites and premieres... fusing styles of jazz, ballet and contemporary dance. Shirley Romaine was host. Steppingstone Waterside Theater.