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News

 Dance Visions NY will be having a very busy summer and Fall season! We will perform mostly outdoor programs specifically tailored for five GORGEOUS local venues: Sands Point PreserveSteppingstone ParkCedarmere PreserveClark Gardens and the UUCSR! ... and we have a NYC season in the Fall! 


We are delighted to have received a NYSCA Decentralization Grant in support of four unique site-specific performances at four beautiful North Shore landmarks, gardens and parks  summer, 2017!


From our performance in Isadora in the 21st Century at the 92nd St. Y, Fridays at Noon, Jan. 20 with five Isadora Duncan dance companies and author Dr. Andrea Mantell Seidel:

"The Alexandroff Ensemble’s Red Army 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/


Dance Visions NY, along with the Friends of Cedarmere, presented "DANSE MACABRE" AT CEDARMERE, a special program in recognition of All Hallows' Eve at the beautiful grounds and estate of WC Bryant, Cedarmere Estate and Museum, Roslyn Harbor. Included was company repertory, hand-picked and tailored for this singular holiday. We were immersed in worlds of the imagination and of the divine: of spirits and conjurers, of mythic characters and apparitions. With live music, narration and visual art projections. Two Performances were held  on October 30, at 7 and 8:30 PM.  Friends of Cedarmere


We presented the dance performance for the Long Island Fringe Festival along with music, comedy, poetry and more! We presented Beth's newest work, "Rejuvenation" a dance in two parts: of space, freedom, power and wind! We were excited to be part of this excellent and varied show- Long Island on the Fringe with Full lighting and technical support at Tilles Center: A great space to show our work, Saturday, Sept. 17, 7:00 PM at Tilles Center, LIU, CW Post campus, 720 Northern Blvd. Brookville NY 11548


Our Final program of "When Nature Dances",  site-specific works was at the beautiful Steppingstone Waterside Theater in Steppingstone Park,  on Thursday Aug. 25th 2016. Though it was shortened by rain, we will these exquisitely fitting dances overlooking the beautiful Long Island Sound in the evening in 2017! July 30 at 7 PM! Save the date!


Our second program of “When Nature Dances”: site specific works was Aug. 2 at 7:00 PM at Clark Botanic Gardens,193 I U Willets Road, Albertson. With works chosen specifically for Clark Botanic Gardens including authentic Isadora Duncan dances of Nature created between 1905 and 1927. Program also included original Jucovy works which stem from the technique and demonstrate how it has evolved into our contemporary times.  

This program was 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 Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc.


When Nature Dances: site specific works for Sands Point Preserve: Dance Visions NY,  honors the legendary choreographer Isadora Duncan’s dances, aesthetics, and technique, which were created in the very same era in which this Guggenheim Estate was formed. The company performed a combination of Duncan’s works as well as site specific contemporary works by the company.“When Nature Dances” presented works  chosen specifically for the beautiful and unique environment of Sands Point Preserve. Dances were performed both outdoors, in the Rose Garden, as well as inside Hempstead House. Her award-winning work, “

July 10, 3:00  indoors and out at Sand's Point Preserve, 127 Middle Neck Rd. Sands Point NY 11050 For tickets please call 516.304.5076. 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 Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc


Dance Visions NY presented Summer’s Herald: A program of joyous outdoor dances to welcome in the summer! Original Jucovy works and authentic Isadora Duncan dances that celebrate nature. Was a wonderful success!! Thank you Westbury Arts Council for your support and professionalism!





We are delighted to have received grant support to present site-specific programs for three beautiful outdoor venues this summer: Sands Point Preserve (inside Hempstead House and outside in the Rose Garden), for Clark Botanic Gardens and for Steppingstone Waterside Theater! Grant support comes from funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc. We are in the process of raising more funds to support these and other upcoming programs.  If you can help us in our fund-raising efforts for our programs , a huge thank you! To make a tax-deductible donation Please click here, NY Charities.org 



We are presenting our program, The Divine Flame, the life, times, inspiration and dances of Isaodra Duncan, a multidisciplinary program which brings together Isadora Duncan's dramatic life, her revolutionary dances and the art and music that inspired her. With authentic Duncan dances to live music. Narrated by actress Shirley Romaine, pianist Mark Fiedler. Dancers: Beth Jucovy Adrienne Ramm, Louisa Armstrong, Vanessa Ferranti and other dance and music artists. Free, please contact the venue for ticket information. We presented it in Jericho and Long Beach. Next up, for Isadora's birthday is:

  • May 27, 7:30 East Meadow Library  1886 Front Street, East Meadow 11554, phone 516 794-2570


We recently presented our program of repertory of Isadora Duncan and original pieces that demonstrate how she can influence contemporary work, With actress Shirley Romaine and live music.

  • June 12, 3:00, Great Neck House 14 Arrandale Ave. Great Neck 11024, phone 516 482-0363



We performed our work "Alone (do you hear us)" for the Biomorphic Dance Festival on March 20th at 6:00 at The West End Theater, 263 W 86th St, NYC. 


We are delighted to have received a NYSCA decentralization grant to present "Through the Portals" and other Collaborative works at four Nassau County venues in Fall of 2015! The project developed beautifully:  "Through The Portals: choreography was inspired. Colors blending, separating, merging, twirling--having been a painter most of my life, it was as if I was watching paintings being created and dissolving and coming together again". Dorothy Reiser


Through the Portals was at the HATCH! Saturday evening. Nov. 7, 8:00 PM 131 W 24th St and at The intimate Series at Williamsburg Movement and Arts Center Dec. 4 and 5, 8:00.


The second International Isadora Duncan Dance Symposium was held June 11- 13 at the Joffrey Tower, Chicago, IL, USA It was t a multi-faceted event that enriched and united Duncan practitioners internationally. Beth was part of panels exploring the legacy, best practices and the fusion of Duncan dance with other dance techniques and taught the workshop:

[RE]DISCOVERING DUNCAN: THE DANCE OF MUSIC; THE ART OF SIMPLICITY





ColorSong Universe! Premiered fall 2014. When a dancer flippantly takes apart a color sculpture, all sorts of havoc ensues.  Colors and energy are let loose in a flurry of expression and movement.  ColorSong Universe depicts a  universe of matter, auras and relationships; a world of individuals and interactions applicable to all matter-  ranging from the cosmos, to human life to the subatomic. 

”The [Colorsong] book comes alive with imagination, creativity and lots of wonderful choreographyKen Grimball, News 12 Long Island.

"... an incredible performance of ColorSong Universe and Other Works at the Jericho Library on October 12th, 2014. The patrons were raving about the program. One woman said 'The program was so special I could feel the colors come to life'"
Phylis Cox; Program Director Jericho Public Library

"The program was just amazing. What creativity all around! The joy of seeing art in motion, music in motion was phenomenal. The event was beautiful, colorful, eventful, expansive" Mary Guariglia, Life Coach, Access Consciousness






Dance Visions NY presented "Tribute to the Greek Gods" (from Duncan's Symphony in C, Franz Schubert)) from our full program "Zeus's Garden"- at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation Shelter Rock in Manhasset  outdoors on their beautiful grounds as well as at Orchard Alley Garden, East 4th St. NYC, for "LUNGs" Harvest Festival


Dance Visions NY Youth Company was selected and performed with the Brooklyn Dance Festival Youth ensembles performances at the Brooklyn Actors Fund Center Theater, on Schermerhorn St.


We were awarded a generous NYSCA Creative Communities grant, administered by the Huntington Arts Council in support of ColorSong Dance and other works! Thank you to NYSCA and Huntington Arts Council!


Anna Sokolow Way consisted of performances celebrating this great maverick of Modern Dance. Anna was a major influence on scores of dancers and actors. Beth was part of the program on and paid tribute to her wonderful and influential mentor. Presented by "From the Horses Mouth" at the theater at the 14th St Y, 344 East 14th St.


We performed a new dance to Sousa's "Gliding Girl" with the Band of Long Island at the Port Washinton Bandshell


We recieved a generous NYSCA Decentralization grant for Midsummer Magic: Zeus' Garden and it was presented at the Nassau County Musuem of Art. It was an unforgettable, magical, mythical afternoon for the entire family.


We performed  "Alone (Do You Hear Us?)" at the HATCH Presenting Series, Jennifer Muller/The Works and  at Triskelion Arts in Bklyn. We perfomed it along with other of our works for All Saints' Church Mardi-gras celebration.


We performed "Tribute to Artemis" at the WAH -Williamsburg Arts and Historical Center-Spring Festival in Brooklyn.


The Creative Spirit: Future/Past/ Present and other works: Long Beach Library performance was a beautiful culmination of a year + of Future/Past/Present! This unique theater/dance production depicting a possible futuristic society was earlier performed at four other library auditoriums.


Events

Upcoming Events

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

May 20, 2017, 8 p.m.

Buttonweiser Hall, 92nd St Y, Lexingtone Ave.at 92nd St.  New York, NY

We will 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! 

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Isadora Duncan 140th Birthday Celebration

May 25, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, 72nd St. Midpark

Each year in late May several Isadora Duncan organizations and dancers collaborate informally to perform Duncan repertory at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, a celebration of Isadora's birthday organized by Catherine Gallant. This year, on Isadora's 140th birthday, Dance Visions NY will perform several Chopin works including the rarely seen, newly revived Berceuse. We will also perform The Priestess (Gluck) and The Three Graces (Schubert) in this beautiful, informal, outdoor setting. 
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Site-specific works for Sands Point Preserve

June 25, 2017, 2 p.m.

Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, 127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, New York 11050, Tel: 516.571.7901  

Sands Point Preserve will honor 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 fifteen dancers will perform 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 include 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. Ticket Info

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

April 26, 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! Spring Semester begins week of April 24th, registration is NOW: 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.


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Past Events

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 

"Danse Macabre" at Cedarmere

Description:

Dance Visions NY, along with the Friends of Cedarmere,  presented a special program for this exciting evening in recognition of All Hallows' Eve at the beautiful grounds and estate of WC Bryant. Included was company repertory, hand-picked and tailored for this singular holiday. We were immersed in worlds of the imagination and of the divine, spirits and conjurers, mythic characters and apparitions. With live music, narration and visual art projections.  We will be back with a summer program July 29th 2017!

When Nature Dances: Site-specific works for Clark Gardens

Description: “When Nature Dances” – 2nd performance in series, with works chosen specifically for Clark Botanic Gardens included authentic Isadora Duncan dances of Nature created between 1905 and 1927. Program also included original Jucovy works which stem from the technique. Among the original works the company performed Shades of Blue, the company’s celebrated dance to St. Louis Woman and a work To David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust created specifically for this program. We had wonderful reception and will be back in 2017.

Long Island Fringe Festival

Description:

We presented the dance performance for the Long Island Fringe Festival, which featured music, comedy, poetry and more! We will presented Beth's newest work, "Rejuvenation" a dance in two parts: of space, freedom, power and nature!  www.tillescenter.com. 

All Things Isadora

Description: We are delighted to have presented  the performance for "All Things Isadora" for the NYSDEA fundraiser this year! 





Contact

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P. 516-482-2621