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Director Biography

Beth Jucovy

Ms. Jucovy is Artistic Director of Dance Visions NY, Inc., a 501c3 not-for-profit dance company as of 2011. She founded the original Dance Visions company in 1990.

Presentations of her choreography as well as her stagings of Isadora Duncan works have been commissioned for many projects. Among them include for a Korean children's television English Language Learning series, for exhibits at The LI Children's Museum, for Old Westbury Gardens Midsummer Night celebrations, for Nassau BOCES, for the 92nd St Y, and at Adelphi and Hofstra Universities. Her works have also been performed at venues including Heckscher Park, Steppingstone Park, Tilles Center, the 92nd St. Y, City Center, The Hatch Presenting series, National Dance Guild at Arts Of Motion, Silk Arts Festival and Waterside Plaza Dance Festival. She has received many NYSCA decentralization grants to present her concerts in Long Island.

Beth also danced for a decade with Andrew Jannetti and Dancers, performing frequently at many NYC venues. She was a soloist with the Downtown Ballet Company for six years, as well as with Ameridance International, a jazz dance company based in Munich, Germany. She is an Isadora Duncan dance specialist trained since childhood by Julia Levien. She had also worked intensively with Anna Sokolow. She has received critical acclaim in the major NY papers as well as abroad for her performances.

Beth has given workshops and classes in Duncan, ballet, modern, and jazz techniques both in the US and throughout Europe and Israel. Aside from teaching at her studio Children Dancing (now in its 26th year), she had been a Dance Specialist at the Dalton School in Manhattan teaching the kindergarten dance program from 2003-2013. Beth is a Lincoln Center Aesthetic Education trained teaching artist working through The Tilles Center. She presents workshops in many Long Island schools as well as professional development workshops for teachers and teaching artists through this program.

Beth was a dance educator in the NYC public school system from 1997-2005. In the Summers of 2002 and 2003 she was ballet instructor at USDAN Center for the Performing and Creative Arts in Huntington.

Beth dances with her company, Dance Visions NY, and teaches dance workshops and residencies at universities, schools, libraries and centers throughout the Metropolitan area.


Events

Upcoming Events

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

May 20, 2017, 8 p.m.

Buttonweiser Hall, 92nd St Y, Lexingtone Ave.at 92nd St.  New York, NY

We will 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! 

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Isadora Duncan 140th Birthday Celebration

May 25, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, 72nd St. Midpark

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 will perform several Chopin works including the rarely seen, newly revived Berceuse. We will also perform The Priestess (Gluck) and The Three Graces (Schubert) in this beautiful, informal, outdoor setting. 
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Site-specific works for Sands Point Preserve

June 25, 2017, 2 p.m.

Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, New York 11050, Tel: 516.571.7901  

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.”
              – 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. Ticket Info

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

April 26, 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! Spring Semester begins week of April 24th, registration is NOW: 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

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 

"Danse Macabre" at Cedarmere

Description:

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!

When Nature Dances: Site-specific works for Clark Gardens

Description: “When Nature Dances” – 2nd performance in series, with works chosen specifically for Clark Botanic Gardens included authentic Isadora Duncan dances of Nature created between 1905 and 1927. Program also included original Jucovy works which stem from the technique. Among the original works the company performed Shades of Blue, the company’s celebrated dance to St. Louis Woman and a work To David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust created specifically for this program. We had wonderful reception and will be back in 2017.

Long Island Fringe Festival

Description:

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. 

All Things Isadora

Description: We are delighted to have presented  the performance for "All Things Isadora" for the NYSDEA fundraiser this year! 





Contact

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P. 516-482-2621