Beth Jucovy, Artistic Director of Dance Visions NY, Inc, founded the original Dance Visions company in 1990. Beth has performed extensively and given workshops and classes in Duncan, ballet, modern, and jazz techniques both in the US and throughout Europe and Israel. She is also director and teacher for Children Dancing since 1988 and a dance educator with Great Neck Continuing Education. Beth is an Isadora Duncan dance specialist, a protegé of the late Julia Levien whom she studied with since childhood. Beth had been a dancer with the Downtown Ballet Company, Ameridance International (jazz dance company based in Munich) and Andrew Jannetti and Dancers as well as many Isadora Duncan dance companies throughout her career. Beth is also a freelance dance teaching artist, and was an aesthetic education teaching artist with Tilles Center since 2000- 2018. Beth had been a Dance Educator at the Dalton School in Manhattan 2003-2013.
Louisa Cathcart earned a BFA in Dance from Adelphi University, then completed the Limón Professional Studies Program, performing works by José Limón, Doris Humphrey, and others. She has enjoyed performing with Dance Visions NY since she joined the company in 2014. Louisa has also been a dancer with UrbanHumans and Resonant Dance, and she has performed as a guest with the Limón Dance Company in the José Limón International Dance festival at the Joyce Theater. She recently became a certified instructor with Moving For Life, a dance exercise program for those affected by cancer. Louisa is always dancing in memory of her beloved husband Johnny.
Hope Kroog is thrilled to have joined such a creative and generous group of performing artists beginning with their 2017 spring season. Prior credits include Boulder Ballet, Neglia Ballet Artists, and Ontario Ballet Theatre. Early training was with Nadine Revene and current training is with Noriko Hara. Hope is also currently a member of Sarah Berges Dance and Loco 7 Theatre Company.
Born in Moscow, Ligia, began studying dance as a 5-year-old at Classical Ballet Academy. Soon after, she move to Brazil where she studied dance at the Maria Olenewa State Dance School. Ligia is a Graduate of the Candido Mendes Dance Licensings College of Rio De Janeiro. She was a dancer and choreographer with several Brazilian dance companies. In 2016 she won the " VI Congress of Modern Dance" competition in Brazil. Winning this competition afforded her the opportunity to travel to New York where she received a scholarship for the program of International students at the Jose Limón School. Living in New York since then, Ligia is delighted to have joined Dance Visions NY in 2017.
Originally from Minnesota, Rebekah studied dance at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts. She attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK, and graduated with her B.A. in Dance Performance in 2013. In 2015, after moving to New York, she studied with the José Limon Dance Institute and had the wonderful opportunity to learn from past and present company members in their Professional Studies Program; completing it in 2016. Since then she has been a part of performances at the PlayStation Theater and Eden’s Expressway in NYC. Rebekah began dancing with Dance Visions NY in 2017!
Michelle has been blessed to experience many dance forms, and began working with Dance Visions NY for their summer 2018 season. She has also lead the dance team of Liberty Church, completed the preprofessional program with the Jose Limon company, and assisted in individual dance projects. Before moving to New York she received her degree in dance and taught for several years, contributing to choreography for the theater as well as dance arts
A Bulgarian native, Albena Kervanbashieva began dancing in her hometown, Rousse, and later performed and toured the country with Pavel Stoitzev Youth Ballet. She went on to perform and tour with several dance theater troupes in Bulgaria. In NYC Albena graduated from the "Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance" and soon after she danced with Doris Humphrey Dance Company, Contemporary Ballet Theater, La Ballade, Jayne Persh and Dancers, Lynn Barr Dance collective, Rahway Dance Theater, Les Ballets du Monde, and with numerous independent choreographers. Albena began dancing with Dance Visions NY in the spring of 2018.
Samuel Humphreys received his primary modern dance training from Jim May, Lori Belilove, and at the Martha Graham School, and he classically trained with Dr. Raoul Gelabert, Larry Ensign, and at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy.He joined Dance Visions NY in the Spring of 2019, and began performing with the company for their 2019 summer season. Sam also currently also with the Sokolow Theater/dance Ensemble, and has previously danced with the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet, Ballet for Young Audiences, and Anabella Lenzu/Dance Drama.
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Danielle Atkinson studied her BA(Hons) in Contemporary Dance at Newcastle College. In Newcastle she worked with Lo Giudice Dance, Appetite Dance, and Shaun Boyle & Artists. She performed regionally and nationally in festivals and full length works. Danielle won a scholarship to study in New York at the Limon Dance Foundation. In New York, she has had the opportunity to perform with companies such as Nazmo Dance Collective, Dance Visions NY (from 2013), Azul Dance Theatre, Humanistic Dance and The Wolfe Project.
Hyo Jin Rim was born and raised in Seoul, Korea and holds a MA in dance from Ewha University. She danced with NARU, a Korean contemporary performing arts company and performed at diverse venues. Hyo Jin joined Dance Visions NY in 2017 . As a teaching artist, Hyo Jin loves to share her passion for dance with students at Ballet Arts and several studios in NY/NJ. She is also a yoga and Pilates instructor.
Dancer Cathleen Deutscher has performed in works with Dance Visions NY since 1996. She holds an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She was a member of the Joyce Trisler Danscompany, Murkofsky Tsukayama Dance Theater and Imago Dance Theater before Co-founding The Ground Floor Dance Collaborative in 2000. Her choreography has been showcased at many NYC venues. Cathleen also was artistic director of Impetus Dance Collaborative. Teaching credits include Adelphi University, American Theater Dance Workshop, Eglevsky Ballet Summer workshops, Peridance Center, and NYC public High School W.C. Bryant. She is the owner and teacher of Fluid Power Barre Fitness, located in Sayville.
Hailed from Thailand. I-Nam was trained in ballet, modern, and contemporary. He is an Aerial Yoga instructor, a GYROKENESIS® Teacher, and a graduate of the Profession Study Program of the Limon Institute. He also danced with the Sokolow Dance Theatre Ensemble. I-Nam joined Dance Visions NY in the Fall 2017 and first performed with the company at University Settlement for their NYC season at that time. I-Nam recently relocated back to Thailand but will continue as a guest artist with the company when in the US.
Guest soloist Adrienne Ramm trained since childhood in the Isadora Duncan technique. A protégé of Julia Levien and Hortense Kooluris, she also trained extensively with Anna Duncan. An original member of The Isadora Duncan Centenary Company, a soloist with The Commemorative Company, she was also director of many subsequent. NY Duncan Dance programs. She has performed at universities, festivals and for several documentary and archive projects. She has taught and performed in France, Austria, Greece and throughout Italy. She has danced in Duncan repertory with her sister Beth and Dance Visions since 1989. She is also a pianist and composer for dance.
Pianist Mark Fiedler began formal study of piano and music theory with Ramon Zupko. His other piano teachers have included Virginia Hoff, Nancy Stessin and Antonio Fermin. He studied counterpoint with Walter Burle Marx and composition with Ludmila Ulehla. Since 1991 Mark has been actively involved in the dance tradition of Isadora Duncan. In 1996 he accompanied the concert marking the publication of Nadia Chilkovsky Nahumck's Isadora Duncan: The Dances, the first written record of Duncan's choreography, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Mark has performed regularly with Dance Visions since its inception.
Soprano and Choral Director Farah Chandu is a mother, music teacher, choral conductor, soprano and peace activist. She has performed widely throughout the New York area, including several years with the Bronx Opera Company, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and dozens of houses of worship. Ms. Chandu is the founder and director of "Willow Interfaith Women's Choir" and is a graduate of Columbia University.
Percussionist: Jubilation Foundation Fellow, Drums-Percussion a Master Teaching Artist Jazz and music historian. Founder of Arts-In-Education Programs, Nassau Performing Arts, and Revels-Bey Music Grants include Creative Learning Grant, Artist Community Engagement Arts Award, the NYC DOE Office of Arts and Special Projects Award. A Long Island Arts Alliance Board member and TA for The John and Alice Coltrane Foundation, Endorsements & Clinician for Vic Firth Sticks, Mike Balter Mallets, Evans Drum Heads, Latin Percussion and MRP Drums. www.nasauperformingarts.org www.revels-bey.com
Soprano Patti Dunham has appeared as a soloist with the Philip Glass Ensemble, the Dessoff Choirs, Larry Elgart's "Hooked On Swing" big band tour, the National Anthem at Nassau Coliseum sports events, Midsummer Night's Swing at Lincoln Center, Second Stage at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and the Manhattan School of Music Faculty Concert Series. She is a member of the New York Choral Artists, performing with The New York Philharmonic, The American Symphony Orchestra, Paul McCartney, Bjork, and Steven Sondheim. She has been a member of several ensembles, including the Ensemble for Early Music, The Next Wave Festival and Mark Morris Dance Company chorus. Ms. Dunham has recorded over 100 children's songs for various publishers including Disney World Music.
Recently deceased Host/Narrator Shirley Romaine was an actress and TV personality. She appeared on and off Broadway and on both daytime and prime time TV. She was the host/producer for Cablevision's "Artscene on Long Island" for many years. She was the creator of original programs integrating drama, music, visual art and poetry. Shirley had been a integral part of the Dance Visions company for over twenty years serving as host/narrator for its many programs. For Shirley "It has been a labor of love." The company misses her dearly!
Children Dancing (and Adult) Classes for teens and Adults will continue virtually this Winter - * 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 Winter Jazz Dance Class begins Jan. 15
All great classes for keeping all bodies healthy and in shape at this time.
"Evening" the film, is a dance, theater, and visual art work based on an original poem by Kyra Jucovy. Using nature as metaphor, we find our way in a world where endings and beginnings, dark and light, destruction and creation-are inextricably intertwined. Tailored specifically for Sands Point Preserve with footage from this beautiful landmark venue. See newest listing in Broadway World!
About our Cedarmere version, (Zoetropsis): " Zoetropsis is beautifully done, and very poignant...it's so full of humanity...both the light and the darkness of life." Philip Gardner, Dance and music writer for Oberon's Grove.
Please consider donations to the artists through our donation page. Thanks to all in advance!
"Zoetropsis" (Evening) is a new multi-disciplinary art film created by Beth Jucovy based on the final section of an original poem, "The Subject and Power," by the choreographer's daughter, Kyra Jucovy. The full poem depicts a metaphorical journey following a river from the spring to the mouth of the ocean. Evening is the point when the river is destined to dissolve into the ocean. Tailored for Cedarmere, with footage from this remarkable site. See newest listing in Broadway World.
To see the premiere of this film, please register for this event here.
Donations encouraged, and appreciated.
You can access the film any time between 7:30, Saturday November 7- 10pm November 8th.
You will be sent a link to the film before the Saturday, Nov. 7th 7:30 premiere as well as a link to a zoom talk-back right after at 8pm.
* 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.
Description: We are delighted to be part of a group of six choreographers showcasing new virtual works filmed outside. We will be showing six minutes of "Evening," the film, which was made for Sands Point Preserve, and will be premiering in full. this week-end. (Check back Nov. 20th for link!) With our 7 company dancers and actress Tzena Nicole bringing words to life - the culmination of Kyra Jucovy's poem, the Subject and Power."
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
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/