Dance Visions NY's mission is to enable audiences to experience an emotional, spiritual and intellectual connection to the world of dance and to inspire audiences to engage with the challenges we face in today's world. Through the Isadora Duncan aesthetic and original works inspired by the principles, the company will continually explore and express our shared humanity. This includes timeless themes as well as the experience and perspectives of our current times. We hope to illuminate the connection between past and current issues. We build and educate dance audiences and contribute to the appreciation, scope and depth of the art both locally and beyond.
We hope to expose people to the joy, scope, and richness of dance as a vital and living art. Through presenting the authentic Duncan works as passed on by Duncan mentors Anna Duncan, Julia Levien and Hortense Kooloris, we preserve and give life to Duncan's artistic visions, technique and repertory. Dance Visions NY aspires to continue the Duncan artistic legacy by presenting the original Duncan Dances as well as new dance creations that take on a different form in the modern world.
37-24 24th Street, Suite 211
Long Island City, NY 11101
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)Ticket Info
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 the work 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!Ticket Info
Great Neck Community Education, 30 Cumberland Ave., Great Neck, 11020, Call 516 441 4949 for more info or to register.
NEW Spring 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
The first of several venues in which we will be offering this program:On this 200th birthday anniversary of poet Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819) and Isadora Duncan's 141st birthday, May 27, 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. Renowned local actress and activist Shirley Romaine will deliver poems by Whitman, which will be 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 Sheyne.
Description: Our work, Blurred Boundaries was selected to be part of 8 in a Show at Dixon Place, part of Creative Performances. The work will be presented along with other unique works by emerging and established choreographers. This work explores responses to death and the concept of alternate, intersecting universes. On this 10th anniversary of their passing, this performance is dedicated to the eternity of Theda and Len Detlor. It is also dedicated to Johnny Cathcart, Chutima Jiemvitayanukoon, and to David Ramm and all those who have passed too early from our realm, and those they left behind.
Description: We will be part of New Jersey's historically inspired dance festival with a performance of Duncan's "Roses from the South"! Spend an afternoon walking along the beautiful museum grounds enjoy site-specific professional dance performances inspired by moments in history. Take a 1st floor tour of the Victorian- stye mansion and participate in informal movement lessons as well. We will be giving a Duncan Dance workshop! Raindate: Sunday, Sept. 30th
StylePointe is a one of a kind Fashion/Dance show during Fashion Week NYC. It is an Exploration of the Relationship between Fashion and Dance. We collaborated with designer Aimee Nielson and were delighted to be part of this unique showcase with four other fashion dance collaborations. Co-produced by Creative Performances, Curated and Directed by Sangeeta Yesley. See coverage from NYC VIBE.
Sands Point Preserve honors 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 will perform a combination of Duncan’s works as well as Jucovy's contemporary works in the great hall at Castle Gould - with a preliminary outdoor appetizer of dances in the entrance garden. Highlights included revivals of timeless Duncan repertory and original works chosen and tailored for this unique environment. Sands Point Preserve Conservancy Free program ($10 parking per car for non-members)
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.