SO excited to have Abigail Dias, Susan Small and Emily Butera join our roster of dancers! They will join Hope Kroog, Chiemi Ip, Cathleen Deutscher and Beth Jucovy in our new program for Steppingstone Waterside Theater on Sept 4, 2022!
See our freshly made new website of Morning Afternoon Evening! Available for viewing for a limted time only. We are sharing nearly three years of process and development of this rich, multi-faceted work. In sharing this, we are thanking and acknowledging the individuals and organizations who have supported us along the way! See videos of the performances, in all its faces including-film, outdoor performance, indoor performances, as well as the written poem, photos, discussions and interviews, comments and reviews from the work 2019-2022. The Morning Afternoon Evening Website
We are delighted to have received funding through the NYSCA Decentralization, Statewide Communities Regrant (SRA) grant to help present "Interdisciplinary Movement Art for 2022," at the Elmont and Hewlett-Woodmere libraries this spring. The program includes Morning Afternoon Evening for the theater setting, with the addition of projected imagery and also Isadora Duncan dances with live piano accompaniment by Leonard Lehrman.
We are delighted to announce that we received funding through the NYSCA Decentralization, Creative Communities grant to present Morning Afternoon Evening LIVE fall 2021! We are excited to begin outdoor in-person rehearsals for this very unique and exciting project! We also received additional funding through round 1 of the Restart NY program. Thank you to NYSCA and the Huntington Arts Council, facilitator of these grants.
We are delighted that we received significant NYSCA grant support through the Huntington Arts council for three programs, "The Poetry of Dance" in 2020 at Elmont Library Theater, at Sands Point Preserve and at Cedarmere! Thank you to NYSCA and the Huntington Arts Council! We are currently working on transforming part of the featured work, " Evening" into a virtual event for this unprecedented time. It will be shown Nov 7, and 8 for Cedarmere, Nov. 21 and 22nd for Sands Point Preserve Conservancy and Dec. 21, and 22nd for Elmont Library. This project is also SUPPORTED BY DANCE/NYC'S CORONAVIRUS DANCE RELIEF FUND.
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.
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 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
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.
We are excited to return to this beautiful outdoor theater overlooking the LI Sound! Our program will bring back favorites of Dance Visions NY and show some new work, all perfectly suited for this unique environment. This joyous and rich program celebrates nature and Life! It will also include musical pieces sung and played by rising talent Aerlie Deutscher. We are so excited to bring back DANCE to Steppingstone in 2022! If you would like to attend, please contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516 314 2359.Ticket Info
Classes for Adults and teens online - * Monthly Online Duncan based workshop for the body and soul! International participants encouraged. Also Bi-weekly classes of Body-Conditioning for well-being (based on the Nickolaus technique) (suggested payments $10-$15). Privates also available.
Contact us at 516 314 2359 or email@example.com
AND Great Neck Community ED classes offered in person including Fascia Stretch Class, Ballet, Classical/Creative/Duncan and JAZZ! Summer session begins Jul 5. Registration is open!
Morning Afternoon Evening brings to life imagery and ideas inherent in a lyrical and symbolic poem written by the creator’s daughter, Kyra Jucovy. Now with projected still and moving imagery! Straight from off-Broadway at the TADA! Theater (through Emerging Artist's Theater's New Work Series) we are bringing this performance back to local audiences. With 8 Dance Visions NY company dancers and actor Tzena Nicole, this holistic work consists of poetry, dance, theater and now visual art. It encompasses timeless and timely themes of destruction leading to creation, darkness to light, ending to beginnings. In addition the company will also perform a segment of authentic Isadora Duncan dances, repertory which seeds the choreography of Morning Afternoon Evening, and is accompanied with live music played by pianist Leonard Lehrman. For ticket info and reservations call: (516) 374-1967 ext 231 This program is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and is administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc.
Morning Afternoon Evening will be presented off-Broadway! through the New Work Series of Emerging Artists Theatre now with new background still and moving imagery! This work continues to evolve and continues to be so timely and relevant! Tickets are available now!
"Morning Afternoon Evening" brings to life the imagery and ideas expressed in a lyrical and symbolic poem written by the creators daughter. Depicting a journey following a river from its source in caves all the way to the mouth of the ocean, this thought-provoking piece illustrates the life cycle of an idea, an individual, a culture, humanity, a universe. With eight Dance Visions NY company dancers and an actor, it is a holistic artwork consisting of poetry, dance, theater, and (newly created) projected imagery, encompassing timeless and timely themes of destruction leading to creation, darkness to light, ending to beginnings.
Director/Choreographer/Imagery: Beth Jucovy
Poet: Kyra Jucovy
Actor: Tzena Nicole
Dancers: Eric Acevedo, Louisa Cathcart, Ligia Gaissionok, Chiemi Ip, Beth Jucovy, Rebekah Mulkey, Olivia Parente, Michelle Tilghman
Imagery Consultant: Anthony Pepitone
Stage Manager: Daisy Phillips
Morning Afternoon Evening brings to life imagery and ideas inherent in a lyrical and symbolic poem written by the creator’s daughter, Kyra Jucovy. For this program we are adding projected still and moving imagery! With 8 Dance Visions NY company dancers and actor Tzena Nicole, this holistic work consists of poetry, dance, theater and now visual art. It encompasses timeless and timely themes of destruction leading to creation, darkness to light, ending to beginnings. After successful runs at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, at Dixon Place Theater in NYC and outdoor programs at historical sites on Long Island, we are bringing this work live to the Elmont Library where "Evening," the film, was shown in 2020. In addition The company will also perform a segment of authentic Isadora Duncan dances, repertory which seeds the choreography of Morning Afternoon Evening, and is accompanied with live music played by pianist Leonard Lehrman. This program is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and is administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc.
"Evening" from "Morning Afternoon Evening" is a dance/theater/poetry artwork that illustrates the cyclic nature of so much of our world and has particular relevance today with its themes of destruction leading to creation, endings leading to beginnings and darkness leading to light. The work confronts global and personal trauma and shows a process of accessing the strength, resilience and engagement that potential healing requires. It is also a reaffirmation of the beauty inherent in our universe and a reminder that "the darker the night, the brighter the dawn" Daisaku Ikeda
This inter-disciplinary work brings to life the ideas and imagery of an original lyrical, symbolic poem by Kyra Jucovy. This thought-provoking and holistic artwork tells the story of a journey, following a river from its source in caves all the way to the ocean. With Actor Tzena Nicole, in monologue, woven into the choreography danced by the company. The movement is sourced from Isadora Duncan Dance principles and repertory which is fully complementary to the poem. Performed outdoors on the beautiful grounds of the Nassau County Museum of Art!. Click here to register and for further info . Dance Visions NY is very grateful for any donation to the company for this program, to support, please click here.
This program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program as well as the Restart NY Program, both regrant programs of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council.