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P. 516-482-2621

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

Timeless Dances for Sands Point Preserve Conservancy

July 21, 2019, 2 p.m.

Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 27 Middle Neck Road 
Sands Point, NY 11050 

A multi-faceted dance/art program with new original Jucovy work including Earth Trilogy and Jolted Reverie and newly revised stagings of authentic Isadora Duncan dances. The program will take place indoors at Hempstead House and outside in the rose garden. Included is live music featuring percussionist Napoleon Revels-Bey and piano accompaniment. 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. Ticket Info

Timeless dances for a summer's eve

July 25, 2019, 8 p.m.

Steppingstone Waterside Theater, 38 Steppingstone Lane, Great Neck, NY 11024

 Presenting works of  Isadora Duncan, as well as new, original Jucovy pieces, fusing styles of jazz, ballet and contemporary dance. to attend: Contact Beth at dancevisions.ny@gmail.com or 516 314 2359 if interested in attending (if not a Great Neck Park District resident). 
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I Hear America Singing, I See America Dancing at Whitman's Birthplace

July 27, 2019, 6 p.m.

Walt Whitman Birthplace, 

246 Old Walt Whitman Road
Huntington Station, NY 11746



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 Wal whitman Birthplace. Ticket Info

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

July 10, 2019, 1:30 p.m.


Great Neck Community Education, 30 Cumberland Ave., Great Neck, 11020, Call 516 441 4949 for more info or to register.



NEW Summer 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

 


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Past Events

I Hear America Singing, I See America Dancing at the Amsterdam

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 were illustrated by authentic Duncan dances presented by Dance Visions, NY, under the direction of Beth Jucovy. This program also payed tribute to longtime company collaborator and friend, the late Shirley Romaine.

2019 Movement: 2 One Night Stands

Description: As part of Sans Limite's 2019 Movement, we will present dances for "one night stand",  which include works that preserve choreography of the early modern dance movement, as well as artists that are translating the choreography of the past into the present. For this series we will present Duncan dances from her Russian period including the solos to three Scriabin Etudes, performed by Beth, as well as the Russian Workers Songs with the company. We are delighted to be part of this exciting festival! Friday evening performance only: tickets on sale now!

Showcase of "Delicate Web" for WAXworks

Description: We are presenting our newest work, an artist's statement on the major issue of global warming, in a showcase with WAXworks. Please see this piece, our 2nd section from Earth Trilogy, in full theater setting and share your thoughts with us! We are in good company with several other new works by NYC choreographers.

Earth Trilogy for Take Root at Greenspace

Description:

Earth Trilogy will premiere at Take Root at Greenspace. The 30 minute work explores the human impact upon the natural world in three sections. The first is based on Isadora Duncan dances that have rhythms and properties of our natural environment at their core, dances that celebrate the wonders of water, earth and air. The second section depicts how humankind might have destroyed the precious natural world that we as a species have taken for granted. Surreptitiously, our own waste products, a product of our self-indulgence and self-centeredness, destroy us. The final section—with a special musical appearance by the women’s choir Willow—is a statement of possibility, a hymn embodied in music and movement to honor our earth. Tickets available NOW. Friday evening performance

Saturday evening performance (with special appearance by Willow Women's Choir)

Showcase of "Delicate Web" for "ShowDown"

Description:

We are presenting our newest work, in development now, which is an artist's statement on the major issue of global warming. It will be showcased and previewed at Showdown. come see Delicate Web as a work-in-progress in a simple studio setting, with works of two other NYC choreographers- for feedback and interpretations. we'd love to hear what you have to say! Help us in the development process!


Contact

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