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

Evening, the film (site-specific for Cedarmere)

Nov. 7, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Through Cedarmere's You-tube channel



"Evening" the film! We are transforming Evening, (from the trilogy, Morning, Afternoon, Evening) into an art film! Evening is a dance, theater, poetry, and visual art work. Using nature as metaphor, we find our way in a world where destruction and creation are inextricably intertwined. We are excited to begin developing  a new type of art form, for a new age. Tailored for Cedarmere,  with footage from this remarkable site.  Hear Actress Tzena, discussing her process during developing this work

* The three "Evening" film showings are made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant 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 administered by The Huntington Arts Council.

This project is also SUPPORTED BY DANCE/NYC'S CORONAVIRUS DANCE RELIEF FUND.

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Evening, the film (site-specific for Sands Point Preserve

Nov. 21, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Via Sands Point Preserve's You-tube channel

"Evening" the film,  is a dance, theater, and visual art work based on an original poem. Using nature as metaphor, we find our way in a world where creation and destruction are inextricably intertwined. Tailored specifically for Sands Point Preserve with footage from this beautiful  landmark venue.  Hear Actress Tzena, discussing her process during developing this work. Ticket Info

Evening, the film

Dec. 12, 2020, 2 p.m.

Through Elmont Library's you-tube channel

"Evening" the film,  is a dance, theater, and visual art work based on an original poem. Using nature as metaphor, we find our way in a world where creation and destruction are inextricably intertwined. We are creating a unique version for Elmont Library.  Hear Actress Tzena, discussing her process during developing this work. Ticket Info

Autumn 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 Fall -  * Online Duncan based class Mondays, class for the body and soul! International participants encouraged.. Contact us-Payment through donation (suggested $10-$15).  Also online Classical Ballet and  Body-Conditioning- the Nickolaus Technique offered twice weekly, all being held through Zoom during this time. Privates and semi-privates outdoors, also available. Contact us at www.childrendancing.net 516 314 2359.


Great Neck Adult ED Jazz Dance Class are also in session, but start anytime!

Great Neck Continuing Education


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


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Past Events

"Quarantine"

Description:

Dixon Place presents "Quarantine," curated by Sangeeta Yesley," link: Dixonplace.org/category/dptv/.  Works were created between March 27 and April 1 2020. Quarantine 2, with Beth Jucovy: here. AND Quarentine 3,with Louisa Cathcart: 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/

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. 

Timeless Dances for UUCSR

Description:

Dance Visions NY presents a multi-faceted dance/art program including new original Jucovy works and also newly revised stagings of authentic Isadora Duncan dances on the beautiful grounds of the UUCSR. Performance is inside and out at Veatch House. Included is live music featuring the UU’s own Willow Women’s Choir under the direction of Farah Chandu and also percussionist Napoleon Revels-Bey. These artist have created music pieces specifically for Jucovy’s new dance works. In addition Jucovy’s “Tangos” to the music of Astor Paizzolla is featured. This program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor M. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council.


Contact

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