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.
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NEW Fall session: 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. Join anytime! Classes Pro-rated.
ALSO ongoing Classes for Children and Adults! Ballet, Body-conditioning, Creative Dance/pre-ballet www.childrendancing.net 516 314 2359
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.
“Kindred Wayfarers” is an Original Theatrical Pageant conceived and under the direction of Paul Baserman, combining the creative forces of Beth Jucovy, Scott Payne & Fred Stroppel–featuring actors, musicians and Dance Visions NY.
Raindate is 9/28, 2:00 pm
“Kindred Wayfarers” is an Original Theatrical Pageant conceived and under the direction of Paul Baserman, combining the creative forces of Beth Jucovy, Scott Payne & Fred Stroppel–featuring volunteer players and local musicians, with Dance Visions NY, including grand finalé by the water and reception. Raindate is 9/15, 5:30 pm. Dance Visions NY's participation in 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 M. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council.
Description: On this 200th birthday anniversary of poet Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819) and Isadora Duncan's 141st birthday, (May 27 1878), we celebrate the legacy of these two pivotal artists. 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 authentic Duncan dances presented by Dance Visions, NY, under the direction of Beth Jucovy. Duncan dance pianist Mark Fiedler will play many of these works live, to the music of Chopin, Brahms, Gluck, Strauss, Schubert and we are excited to be reviving a work to the music of Micheal Sheyne. We are delighted to present an outdoor program, on the lawn of the Walt Whitman Birthplace.
Dance Visions NY was delighted to have played a significant role in the 4th bi-ennual Isadora Duncan International Symposium. Company presentations included a fascinating panel/discussion on the future of Duncan dance with dancers Louisa Cathcart, Hope Kroog, Shannon McMullan and Cathleen Deutscher, facilitated by Beth Jucovy. Also Beth presented a workshop "Duncan Dance as Music, as Poetry" and a showing, "The Poetry of Duncan Dances" which featured excerpts of Kyra Jucovy's epic poem, "The Power and Subject," juxtaposed with diverse works of Duncan repertory. In addition Beth and Adrienne Ramm performed together again, in Adrienne's showing " Dances of Eternity" The symposium, truly international, was a fascinating and inspiring experience for all involved.