Dance Visions NY was delighted to take a large part of the 4th bi-annual Isadora Duncan International Symposium. Company presentations included a fascinating panel/discussion on the future of Duncan dance with dancers Louisa Cathcart, Hope Kroog, Shannon McMullan and Cathleen Deutscher, facilitated by Beth Jucovy, Also Beth presented a workshop "Duncan Dance as Music, as Poetry" and a showing, "The Poetry of Duncan Dances" which featured excerpts of Kyra Jucovy's epic poem, "The Power and Subject," juxtaposed with diverse works of Duncan repertory. In addition Beth and Adrienne Ramm performed together again, in Adrienne's showing " Dances of Eternity" The symposium, truly international, was a fascinating and inspiring experience for all involved.
We are delighted that we received significant NYSCA grant support through the Huntington Arts council for three programs, "Timeless Dances for Historical Landmarks," in 2019 at Sands Point Preserve Conservancy, the Universalist Unitarian Congregation Shelter Rock and Cedarmere. Thank you to NYSCA and the Huntington Arts Council!
After a magical evening of "FLOW" at beautiful Cedarmere, we are now gearing up for our program, "Visions" at Clark Botanic Gardens. We are excited to include new and revised classical, contemporary and jazz fusion works! Aug. 31, 7PM, supported in part by a NYSCA decentralization grant, administered by the Huntington Arts Council. Free and open to the pubic, lawn chair or blanket suggested.
We are delighted to have received a generous NYSCA Decentralization Grant in support of three unique site-specific performances at Cedarmere, Sands Point Preserve and Clark Gardens, summer 2018!
We had our own self-produced NYC season December 2017 at Speyer Hall, University Settlement House. It was a delightful experience and huge success!
Dance Visions NY had a very busy 2017 summer and Fall season! We performed programs specifically tailored for five GORGEOUS local venues: Sands Point Preserve, Cedarmere, Steppingstone Park, , Clark Gardens and the UUCSR! ... and our NYC season at Speyer Hall, University Settlement House.
The Isadora Duncan International Symposium 2017 was held at ODC in San Fransisco from Aug. 10-12, over 100 participants shared knowledge, perspectives, and experiences through showings, panels, academic papers and workshops. I think all who attended grew in leaps and bounds. Congratulations and appreciation go to the steering committee and all who shared such beautiful isdeas and work! I presented a workshop questioning beauty in art, today as well as from Isadora's perspective. I also presented a showing of Duncan dances form Despair to Hope to Victory with my sister, Adreinne Ramm. Courtney Ramm and Shannon Macmillan also participated in the Furies aria along with Leandra Ramm and the Symposium pianist, Daniel Sullivan.
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 2016", was at the beautiful Steppingstone Waterside Theater in Steppingstone Park, on Thursday Aug. 25th 2016. Though it was shortened by rain, we were able to fit in two exquisitely fitting Duncan dances overlooking the beautiful Long Island Sound. It was a taste of what's to come- AUG. 20 at 7, 2017!
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:
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.
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.
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 choreography” Ken 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
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
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.
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
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.
“Kindred Wayfarers” is an Original Theatrical Pageant conceived and under the direction of Paul Baserman, combining the creative forces of Beth Jucovy, Scott Payne & Fred Stroppel–featuring volunteer players and local musicians, with Dance Visions NY, including grand finalé by the water and reception. Raindate is 9/15, 5:30 pm. Dance Visions NY's participation in 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 M. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council.Ticket Info
“Kindred Wayfarers” is an Original Theatrical Pageant conceived and under the direction of Paul Baserman, combining the creative forces of Beth Jucovy, Scott Payne & Fred Stroppel–featuring actors, musicians and Dance Visions NY.
A truncated version of the pageant at Cedarmere
Raindate is 9/28, 2:00 pmTicket Info
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
Dance Visions NY was delighted to have played a significant role in the 4th bi-ennual Isadora Duncan International Symposium. Company presentations included a fascinating panel/discussion on the future of Duncan dance with dancers Louisa Cathcart, Hope Kroog, Shannon McMullan and Cathleen Deutscher, facilitated by Beth Jucovy. Also Beth presented a workshop "Duncan Dance as Music, as Poetry" and a showing, "The Poetry of Duncan Dances" which featured excerpts of Kyra Jucovy's epic poem, "The Power and Subject," juxtaposed with diverse works of Duncan repertory. In addition Beth and Adrienne Ramm performed together again, in Adrienne's showing " Dances of Eternity" The symposium, truly international, was a fascinating and inspiring experience for all involved.
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 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 Walt Whitman Birthplace.
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 email@example.com or 516 314 2359 if interested in attending (if not a Great Neck Park District resident). At the Beautiful Waterside theater.
Description: 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.
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.