E. dancevisions.ny@gmail.com
P. 516-482-2621

About

Dance Visions NY, Inc., is Long Island’s celebrated dance company that presents the authentic Isadora Duncan repertory as well as contemporary works that often use Duncan principles to inform the movement approach. Dance Visions NY brings Duncan’s artistic legacy into the present through the performance of authentic Duncan works as passed on to Beth Jucovy through her 2nd generation Duncan mentors, as well as through presentation of original works, influenced by the Duncan aesthetic, that take on a different form in the modern world.

Dance Visions NY, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization since 2011, was originally founded by Beth Jucovy in 1990 as Dance Visions. They have presented programs extensively throughout the metropolitan area. The company repertory focuses on works that express and explore our shared humanity — timeless themes as illustrated through the Duncan repertory as well as experience of our current times. We bring pure dance works, dance/theater works and narrated, educational programs to local and wider audiences. Often works are site-specific or tailored for particular venues or audiences. We also offer workshops relating to our programs. The contemporary choreographers include Beth Jucovy, and at times, other company dancer/choreographers.

We are honored to have received over a dozen NYSCA Decentralization and North Shore Community Arts Council Grants. Thank you to NYSCA, Huntington Arts, Long Island Arts Council at Freeport and The North Shore Community Arts Council. Thank you to those individual and businesses who have also supported us in our mission!

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Events

Upcoming Events

The Poetry of Dance

Sept. 30, 2020, 7 p.m.


your home, your monitor, through webinar



"The Poetry of Dance" in 2020 now will be a virtual program! We are currently working on transforming our featured work, "Morning, Afternoon, Evening"  into a virtual event for this unprecedented time. "Morning, Afternoon, Evening" is a dance, theater, poetry, and visual art work. Using Nature as metaphor, we delve deeply into finding one's way in an unpredictable world. We are very excited to begin developing  a new type of art form, for a new age. Access date TBA in 2020. Hear Actress Tzena, discussing her process during developing this work. Ticket Info

Summer Classes!

July 6, 2020, 4 p.m.

AT PRESENT: FROM YOUR HOME!

Children Dancing (and Adult) Classes for teens and Adults will continue virtually this summer: -  * Online Duncan based class Mondays, class for the body and soul! International participants encouraged.. Contact us-Payment through donation (suggested $5-$15).  Also online Classical Ballet and  Body-Conditioning- the Nickolaus Technique offered twice weekly, all being held through Zoom during this time.  Beginning week of July 6, Privates also available. Contact us at www.childrendancing.net 516 314 2359.


Great Neck Adult ED Sumer Class will also begin online classes week of July 6. Beth is offering  Jazz/Dance exercise. 

Great Neck Continuing Education, online this summer


All great classes for keeping all bodies healthy and in shape at this time. 


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Past Events

Quarantine 3

Description: Dixon Place presents "Quarantine 3", curated by Sangeeta Yesley,  Dancers and choreographers express their feelings at this challenging time of self-isolation and social distancing during COVID-19 lock-down. Dance works are created between March 27 and April 1, 2020, by dancers/choreographers who have performed in Dixon Place many times in the past in their various dance programs. This evening's program includes Louisa Cathcart's work created at home.

Quarantine 2

Description:

Dixon Place presents "Quarantine 2, curated by Sangeeta Yesley," link: Dixonplace.org/category/dptv/ featuring Beth Jucovy, Mei Yamnaka, Mike Burns & Margaret Wiss, Brenda Neville, Nicole Colbert, Sean Thomas, Boyt x Dr. any Theirauf, Shauna Sorensen, Vanessa Martinz de Baños. Dancers and choreographers express their feelings at this challenging time during Covid 19 lockdown. Works were created between March 27 and April 1 2020. This video is now available to watch on you tube: here.

30-30-30 YEAR-END DANCE CELEBRATION

Description: We will present "Reflection," solo from my work, Landscapes, which will be performed by dancer Ligia Gaissionok for 30-30-30. Join Dixon Place for this very special celebratory finale on Monday, December 30th, featuring 30 dance companies showcasing 3 minutes of work each, saluting the close of the 33rd Anniversary Year for NYC’s pre-eminent artistic incubator. http://dixonplace.org/performances/30-30-30-2019/ Tickets:  https://tinyurl.com/y6fe65nx 212-219-0736:

Fast Forward at Dixon place

Description: We are delighted to be part of a  shared evening program along with Double Take Dance for Fast Forward at Dixon Place. We are presenting Earth Trilogy, a three-part work. The first section includes Isadora Duncan dance solos that celebrate the wonders of our natural world. The second section, Delicate Web, created in collaboration with the performers, depicts how we, humankind, in our self-absorption, have destroyed the precious natural world that we have taken for granted. It alludes to the present-day issues that will challenge us even more drastically in the future…. unless we take extremely dramatic action.  The 3rd section, Hymn, is a prayer for the  Earth.  Hymn is in juxtaposition with, and serves as an aftermath for, Delicate Web. Program includes Tzena as poetry reader, Willow Interfaith Women's Choir, and our ten dancer/collaborators.

I Hear America Singing, I See America Dancing, in Long Beach

Description: 2019 is the 200th birthday anniversary of poet Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819) and we celebrate his legacy with an Isadora Duncan dance program in his honor: I Hear America singing, I See America Dancing. 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.  Excerpts of  poems by Whitman are illustrated by complementary Duncan dances. Pianist Mark Fiedler will play many of these works live, to the music of Chopin, Brahms, Gluck, Strauss, Schubert and we are excited to have revived "Labor/Famine" created by Irma Duncan to the music of Micheal Sheyne. To learn more about Whitman, Duncan and their connection as well as about this program, see this article in the French publication, IdEas, by Adeline Chevrier-Bosseau. 


Contact

E. dancevisions.ny@gmail.com
P. 516-482-2621