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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

Isadora Duncan Masterpieces and original works based on Duncan principles

Dec. 14, 2017, 8 p.m.

University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

We are producing our first  NYC season! Highlights of this program include rarely-seen dances of Isadora Duncan's that are particularly relevant in today's political climate.  Furthermore, we will be performing works that highlight Duncan's strong affinity and respect for nature and her philosophy of humanism and hope, also so relevant in our current times.. The concert will also feature artistic director Beth Jucovy's original works that are propelled by Duncan principles including Through the Portals, Blurred Boundaries and other of her major works created over the past decade. Tickets available here now! Ticket Info

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

Sept. 13, 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!  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.

Classes for children! www.childrendancing.net 516 314 2359


Ticket Info

Dance Visions NY at Steppingstone Park

Aug. 20, 2017, 7 p.m.

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

With authentic Duncan dances as well as contemporary and jazz favorites of the company. See us in our own hometown at this beautiful outdoor theater in dances with the theme of nature. Featured dances include Jucovy's Shades of Blue, Landscapes, excerpts from Through the Portals and excerpts from her new rock ballet, "Trilogy". Isadora Duncan's dance, Tribute to Artemis - goddess of the hunt,  and solo dances to Chopin and Shubert are also featured. Ticket Info

Isadora Duncan dance masterpieces and original Jucovy dance works

Aug. 1, 2017, 7 p.m.

Clark Botanical Gardens, 193 I. U. Willets Rd, Albertson

On this 140th birth year of Isadora Duncan, this program highlights her Frederic Chopin repertory and her revolutionary and rarely seen dances, The Russian Workers Songs. Original Jucovy works, inspired by the Duncan aesthetic which include classical, contemporary and jazz works. The program ends with 'Trilogy" to the music of Grace Slick, David Bowie and The Beatles. For venue info call: 516 869 7637 516-869-7637 or see www.clarkbotanic.org.

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 Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Huntington Arts Council. 

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Past Events

Dances celebrating Nature and Humanism at the UUCSR

Description:

Highlights of this culminating program of our Summer series included Isadora Duncan masterpieces that celebrate the resiliency and triumph of the human spirit: the company's acclaimed staging of Duncan's "Russian Workers Songs" and the heroic Allegro Molto Vivace section of the Tchaikovsky Symphony "Pathetique." In addition Duncan's Chopin dances celebrating nature, favorites from Gluck repertory with themes of Greek mythology and Beth Jucovy's original work, "Rejuvenation" were featured. These dances were presented outdoors in the natural setting of the UUCSR beautiful estate. Hosted by actress Shirley Romaine with live music. . This project was 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. 

Myths a la Mode

Description:

Myths "a la mode" In a program complementing Cedarmere’s remarkable grounds, this program begins with dancers at Cedarmere’s various outdoor landmarks who will emerge from the environments as visitors walk through the estate area. The evening will continue indoors in the Living Room, with ancient Greece as the theme- with dancers "warming up" to Erik Satie’s Gymnopédies played live. The program concludes outdoors with dancers gathering from Cedarmere’s grounds to the music of Faure’s Prométhée and lastly large symphonic Greek mythology based dances on the lawn overlooking Long Island Sound. Complementary ice cream and yoghurt is offered. For tickets and venue information, see www.friendsofcedarmere.org
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 Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Huntington Arts Council. 


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Site-specific works for Sands Point Preserve

Description:

Sands Point Preserve honored 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 seventeen dancers  performed 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 included 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.

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

Description:

We were honored to 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! 

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 


Contact

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