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.
Sands Point Preserve will honor 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 of fifteen dancers will perform a combination of Duncan’s works as well as site specific contemporary works at Hempstead House- around the fountain, in the Winter Living Room - and outdoors in the Rose Garden. Highlights include revivals of rarely seen, timeless Duncan repertory and original works chosen and tailored for this unique environment.
“What mattered in Isadora’s Hellenic dances was not the Greek themes or the gauzy costumes, but the uninhibited vitality, the sense of glorious nakedness.”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. Ticket Info
– Lewis Mumford, Cultural Critic, 1905
Great Neck Community Education, 30 Cumberland Ave., Great Neck, 11020, Call 56 441 4949 for more info or to register.
Classes for Adults! Classical Creative Dance/Isadora Dance- Wednesdays at 1:30, Ballet for Adults- Thursdays 1:00, Body-Conditioning- the Nickolaus Technique, Fridays at 11:30. and Jazz Dance, Fridays at 1:15- 2:30
For more information and Registration: 516 441 4949.
We were honored to be part of this exciting celebration of choreographers who have presented works for the 92nd St Fridays at Noon series with a section from my work: Rejuvenation with dancers Louisa Armstrong, Vanessa Ferranti and Forrest Hersey. Celebrating 30 Years!
Each year in late May several Isadora Duncan organizations and dancers collaborate informally to perform Duncan repertory at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, a celebration of Isadora's birthday organized by Catherine Gallant. This year, on Isadora's 140th birthday, Dance Visions NY performed several Chopin works including the rarely seen, newly revived Berceuse. We also performed The Priestess (Gluck) in this beautiful, informal, outdoor setting. This was a preview of some of the works that we will be presenting for Sands Point Preserve on June 25th!
In celebration of Duncan’s 140th birthday, on inauguration day: Deborah Jowitt had this to say: "The Alexandroff Ensemble’s Choir accompanies the evening’s most powerful dance with (Dance Visions NY's) “Varshavianca,” whose opening lines could be translated into English as “Let us boldly raise our banner,/ Even though a storm of hostile elements howls./ Even though sinister forces oppress us today,/ Even though our tomorrow is uncertain.
... But they march on until everyone, one at a time, has taken up the banner and crumpled to the ground. Then, slowly, one person revives, and they rise, indomitable to march again. When it was over, the woman on my right said incredulously to her companion, 'I’m crying' So was I."
Deborah Jowitt, http://www.artsjournal.com/dancebeat/?s=Beth+jucovy
Dance Visions NY, along with the Friends of Cedarmere, presented a special program for this exciting evening in recognition of All Hallows' Eve at the beautiful grounds and estate of WC Bryant. Included was company repertory, hand-picked and tailored for this singular holiday. We were immersed in worlds of the imagination and of the divine, spirits and conjurers, mythic characters and apparitions. With live music, narration and visual art projections. We will be back with a summer program July 29th 2017!
We presented the dance performance for the Long Island Fringe Festival, which featured music, comedy, poetry and more! We will presented Beth's newest work, "Rejuvenation" a dance in two parts: of space, freedom, power and nature! www.tillescenter.com.