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.
Through Cedarmere's You-tube channel
"Evening" the film! We are transforming Evening, (from the trilogy, Morning, Afternoon, Evening) into an art film! Evening is a dance, theater, poetry, and visual art work. Using nature as metaphor, we find our way in a world where destruction and creation are inextricably intertwined. Tailored for Cedarmere, with footage from this remarkable site. See listing in Broadway World! And Hear Actress Tzena, discussing her process during developing this work. And
* The three "Evening" film showings are 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.
This project is also SUPPORTED BY DANCE/NYC'S CORONAVIRUS DANCE RELIEF FUND.
Children Dancing (and Adult) Classes for teens and Adults will continue virtually this Fall - * 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, all being held through Zoom during this time. Privates and semi-privates outdoors, also available. Contact us at www.childrendancing.net 516 314 2359.
Great Neck Adult ED Jazz Dance Class are also in session, but start anytime!
All great classes for keeping all bodies healthy and in shape at this time.
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: We will present "Reflection," solo from my work, Landscapes, which will be performed by dancer Ligia Gaissionok for 30-30-30. Join Dixon Place for this very special celebratory finale on Monday, December 30th, featuring 30 dance companies showcasing 3 minutes of work each, saluting the close of the 33rd Anniversary Year for NYC’s pre-eminent artistic incubator. http://dixonplace.org/performances/30-30-30-2019/
We are delighted to be part of a shared evening program along with Double Take Dance for Fast Forward at Dixon Place. We are presenting Earth Trilogy, a three-part work. The first section includes Isadora Duncan dance solos that celebrate the wonders of our natural world. The second section, Delicate Web, created in collaboration with the performers, depicts how we, humankind, in our self-absorption, have destroyed the precious natural world that we have taken for granted. It alludes to the present-day issues that will challenge us even more drastically in the future…. unless we take extremely dramatic action. The 3rd section, Hymn, is a prayer for the Earth. Hymn is in juxtaposition with, and serves as an aftermath for, Delicate Web. Program includes Tzena as poetry reader, Willow Interfaith Women's Choir, and our ten dancer/collaborators.
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.
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.