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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

Dance Visions NY at Steppingstone Park

Aug. 20, 2017, 7 p.m.

Steppingstone Waterside Theater, Steppingstone Lane, Great Neck, NY 11024

With authentic Duncan dances as well as contemporary and jazz favorites of the company. See us in our own hometown at this beautiful outdoor theater in dances with the theme of nature. Featured dances include Jucovy's Shades of Blue, Landscapes, excerpts from Through the Portals and excerpts from her new rock ballet, "Trilogy". Isadora Duncan's dance, Tribute to Artemis - goddess of the hunt,  and solo dances to Chopin and Shubert are also featured. Ticket Info

Isadora Duncan dance masterpieces and original Jucovy dance works

Aug. 1, 2017, 7 p.m.

Clark Botanical Gardens, 193 I. U. Willets Rd, Albertson

On this 140th birth year of Isadora Duncan, this program highlights her Frederic Chopin repertory and her revolutionary and rarely seen dances, The Russian Workers Songs. Original Jucovy works, inspired by the Duncan aesthetic which include classical, contemporary and jazz works. The program ends with 'Trilogy" to the music of Grace Slick, David Bowie and The Beatles. For venue info call: 516 869 7637 516-869-7637 or see www.clarkbotanic.org.

This project 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 Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Huntington Arts Council. 

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Duncan Dance, Ballet, Jazz and Nickolaus Technique of Body-conditioning for Adults!

July 19, 2017, 1:30 p.m.


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.


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Past Events

Myths a la Mode

Description:

Myths "a la mode" In a program complementing Cedarmere’s remarkable grounds, this program begins with dancers at Cedarmere’s various outdoor landmarks who will emerge from the environments as visitors walk through the estate area. The evening will continue indoors in the Living Room, with ancient Greece as the theme- with dancers "warming up" to Erik Satie’s Gymnopédies played live. The program concludes outdoors with dancers gathering from Cedarmere’s grounds to the music of Faure’s Prométhée and lastly large symphonic Greek mythology based dances on the lawn overlooking Long Island Sound. Complementary ice cream and yoghurt is offered. For tickets and venue information, see www.friendsofcedarmere.org
This project 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 Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Huntington Arts Council. 


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Site-specific works for Sands Point Preserve

Description:

Sands Point Preserve honored 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 seventeen dancers  performed 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 included 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.”
              – Lewis Mumford, Cultural Critic, 1905
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.

The 92nd St Y Celebrates 30 years of Fridays at Noon

Description:

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! 

Isadora Duncan 140th Birthday Celebration

Description: 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!

92s St Y, Fridays At Noon: Isadora Duncan in the 21st Century: Capturing the Art and Spirit of the Dancer’s Legacy

Description: 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 


Contact

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