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.
Children Dancing (and Adult) Classes for teens and Adults will continue virtually this Spring - * 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, AND NEW: Fascia Stretches! all being held through Zoom during this time. Privates and semi-privates also available. Contact us at 516 314 2359. www.childrendancing.net
Great Neck Adult ED SpringJazz Dance Class begins April 9
All great classes for keeping all bodies healthy and in shape at this time.
We are delighted to be part of Dixon places's 30-30-30 on December 30th to celebrate the closing of 2020 with a virtual offering of dance at DP TV, the virtual performance platform of Dixon Place Theater. We will be presenting a 3 minute edited excerpt from "Evening", that speaks to endings and beginning. 30-30-30 is 30 companies, performing 3 minute works on Dec. 30th! Here is the link to the event page: http://dixonplace.org/performances/30-30-30-2020/
and a FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/899009617534977
Description: "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 endings and beginnings are inextricably intertwined. We are excited to show a unique version for Elmont Library, a stunning combination of Zoetropsis and Evening, SPP version. Comments on the film: "full of humanity...both the light and the darkness of life." Philip Gardner, Dance and music writer for Oberon's Grove, "The choreography is lovely and well executed. The photography is often stunning. The music is well-chosen," Composer and Musician Leonard Lehrman, writer for Soundwordsight.com, "The idea so brilliant, the poem so moving, the dancers so honest and deeply committed," Barbara Kane, Isadora Dance Specialist, UK. Hear Actress Tzena, discussing her process during developing this work.
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: 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.