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Programs We Offer

We are happy to tailor programs for specific audience, venues and budgets. Please call or email to discuss individual needs.


Isadora Duncan Repertory

Midsummer Magic: Zeus’ Garden
The Company’s outdoor program of Duncan works based on Greek mythology, Classical Greek Art and Nature. Originally commissioned for Old Westbury Gardens Midsummer Night (2009- 2012) and performed subsequently on the grounds of the Nassau County Museum of Art in 2013 and at the Unitarian Universalist  Congregation at Shelter Rock in 2014. A perfect summer program, ideal for historical estates and Gardens.
Isadora Duncan: the Divine Flame
Now revised for 2016! Performances ongoing! One of the first programs to combine Isadora’s dances with Isadora’s story. This program was originally created by Beth Jucovy and Shirley Romaine in 1998. Many companies have since adopted this approach to concerts of Isadora Duncan dances. This award winning program has been presented at the Vanderbilt Museum, The Queens Museum of Art, at Hempstead House, at Adelphi and Hofstra Universities and many Library auditoriums. With Full narration of Isadora’s life, told by Ms. Romaine, illustrated with the dances.
Isadora and the Power of Mythology
A theatrical indoor program which explores Isadora’s mythology based works. An award-winning program presented at many Libraries.
Isadora and the American Jewish Experience
A program which explores why the American Jewish Immigrant population was drawn to Isadora in the mid-20th century.  Originally commissioned for the 92nd St. Y as a program entitled “Isadora and the American Jewish Intelligentsia”, the program has also been presented at many Community Centers, Jewish Centers and libraries.
Shorter programs of Isadora works, including
  • The Brahms Repertory: the many faces of love
  • The Chopin Repertory: the autobiographical works
  • The Schubert Repertory: the Children’s Dances
  • Dances of Revolution and Political statements including works to Scriabin, the Russian workers Songs, Chopin Polonaises, the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor op. 74, (the Pathétique)
  • The Gluck works: Dances of the stories of Orpheus and of Iphigenia, set to Gluck operas including “Tribute to the Greek gods” and “Dances of the Underworld”
  • Works of Nature: programs of Duncan works that are inspired by nature including Dances of Air, Water, Earth and Fire.

Original Works

Full programs or individual pieces available for concerts, museums, schools, universities, parks, community centers. Programs of original works of Beth Jucovy (and at times other choreographers) that we have offered in recent years include:
Through the Portals
NEW as of 2015!! Through the Portals incorporates artist Susan-Ruth Cohen’s "Finding the song" paintings as portals into worlds of transformation. Depicting dancers as colors that begin as one entity, they separate and establish independent identity. Identity is tested as the interact in ever-changing groupings. The play between independence and interdependence continually cycles. This work can be performed independently or as part of a full concert with other works. We also offer workshops including visual art and dance, related to the work.
ColorSong Dance and other works

ColorSong Universe depicts a universe of matter and relationships; ranging from the cosmos to the subatomic. When a dancer flippantly disassembles a paper sculpture, havoc ensues. Colors and energy are let loose in a flurry of expression and movement. The work is inspired by Susan Ruth Cohen's Colorsong paintings and poem, Paul Joseph's original musical score and theories of cosmology and physics. This 40 minute multi-disciplinary work can be performed alone, with a dance/art/music workshop or with other company repertory.




Future/Past/Present with other works
Future Past Present is a unique mix of dance and theater, developed collaboratively with the performers. Characters, from the future present a "history lesson" and embody seven present day females who span in age over eight decades. The work shares an honest look at the views of these women expressed through movement, music including live original piano works, media and word. Topics they explore include Spirituality, Discipline, Conformity, Love, Loss and Creativity. Other original dance and dance theater works complement the program.
Dances of Nature / Dances of Interactions
A program in two parts (or sometimes presented as two full separate programs) Dances of Nature encompasses both original Jucovy works and Isadora Duncan dances that express the elements of air, earth, water and fire. Dances of Interactions consists of contemporary dances that explore realms of science, visual art and music. Works include interactions with kinetic sculptures of Kyle Dries. Also featured is Shades of Blue to music of the great Billie Holiday and Johnny Copland and Emergence, a work which explores the concept of networked systems.
A World of Dance
With pieces that utilize techniques of ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, theatre dance, and, most importantly, hybrids, the program gives a wide perspective on current dance trends. The works are accessible and varied. Pieces run the gamut from light-hearted and fun, works that explore the beauty and physics of moving bodies, to works that express nature and emotions in everyday experience. The program explores dance composition as well: audience members are invited to discuss with the choreographer, dancers and narrator about the processes and inner workings that go on when creating and rehearsing dances.
Dances of Fantasy, Science and Nature (family program)
Using the medium of dance the company explores fantasy, elements of nature and scientific concepts. This delightfully engaging and creative program includes classical, popular, contemporary and theater dance forms. It is narrated with insights and interactive engagement. Audience members have a chance to talk to the dancers and choreographer and get an inside look at the creative process… maybe even try out some of your own ideas.
Dreamscape
Dreamscape is a multi-media contemporary dance originally commissioned by the Long Island Children’s Museum to complement their exhibit “Night Journeys”. This unique dance/ theater piece depicts glimpses into the dream-state. It is a light-hearted and exciting look into the bizarre world of dreams. Classical dance, modern dance, gymnastics, hip-hop, and even tap are fused into this delightful and creative "Night's Journey".
Visionaries, Revolutionaries and Mavericks
Explores the development of American Modern Dance during the 20th Century through narration, slides and live dance. With works of pioneers such as Isadora Duncan, Katherine Dunham, Anna Sokolow and other important mavericks, we explore the influence of the modern dance pioneers on choreographers of today. Contemporary dance works are also presented which include a variety of choreographers and styles.
Dances of the Heart
Contemporary and Classically based works that expore themes of the love and science including “Heart’s Connections” a piece which incorporates state-of-the-art video/dance technology.
A World of Jazz
A program which explores Jazz dance including classic jazz dance, dances to Blues, Rock, contemporary pop, theater dance and Break Dance.

Events

Upcoming Events

Isadora Duncan Masterpieces and original works based on Duncan principles

Dec. 14, 2017, 8 p.m.

University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St, New York, NY 10002

We are producing our first  NYC season! Highlights of this program include rarely-seen dances of Isadora Duncan's that are particularly relevant in today's political climate.  Furthermore, we will be performing works that highlight Duncan's strong affinity and respect for nature and her philosophy of humanism and hope, also so relevant in our current times.. The concert will also feature artistic director Beth Jucovy's original works that are propelled by Duncan principles including Through the Portals, Blurred Boundaries and other of her major works created over the past decade. Tickets available here now! Ticket Info

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

Sept. 13, 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!  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.

Classes for children! www.childrendancing.net 516 314 2359


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Dance Visions NY at Steppingstone Park

Aug. 20, 2017, 7 p.m.

Steppingstone Waterside Theater, Steppingstone Lane, Great Neck, NY 11024

With authentic Duncan dances as well as contemporary and jazz favorites of the company. See us in our own hometown at this beautiful outdoor theater in dances with the theme of nature. Featured dances include Jucovy's Shades of Blue, Landscapes, excerpts from Through the Portals and excerpts from her new rock ballet, "Trilogy". Isadora Duncan's dance, Tribute to Artemis - goddess of the hunt,  and solo dances to Chopin and Shubert are also featured. Ticket Info

Isadora Duncan dance masterpieces and original Jucovy dance works

Aug. 1, 2017, 7 p.m.

Clark Botanical Gardens, 193 I. U. Willets Rd, Albertson

On this 140th birth year of Isadora Duncan, this program highlights her Frederic Chopin repertory and her revolutionary and rarely seen dances, The Russian Workers Songs. Original Jucovy works, inspired by the Duncan aesthetic which include classical, contemporary and jazz works. The program ends with 'Trilogy" to the music of Grace Slick, David Bowie and The Beatles. For venue info call: 516 869 7637 516-869-7637 or see www.clarkbotanic.org.

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 Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Huntington Arts Council. 

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Past Events

Dances celebrating Nature and Humanism at the UUCSR

Description:

Highlights of this culminating program of our Summer series included Isadora Duncan masterpieces that celebrate the resiliency and triumph of the human spirit: the company's acclaimed staging of Duncan's "Russian Workers Songs" and the heroic Allegro Molto Vivace section of the Tchaikovsky Symphony "Pathetique." In addition Duncan's Chopin dances celebrating nature, favorites from Gluck repertory with themes of Greek mythology and Beth Jucovy's original work, "Rejuvenation" were featured. These dances were presented outdoors in the natural setting of the UUCSR beautiful estate. Hosted by actress Shirley Romaine with live music. . This project was 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. 

Myths a la Mode

Description:

Myths "a la mode" In a program complementing Cedarmere’s remarkable grounds, this program begins with dancers at Cedarmere’s various outdoor landmarks who will emerge from the environments as visitors walk through the estate area. The evening will continue indoors in the Living Room, with ancient Greece as the theme- with dancers "warming up" to Erik Satie’s Gymnopédies played live. The program concludes outdoors with dancers gathering from Cedarmere’s grounds to the music of Faure’s Prométhée and lastly large symphonic Greek mythology based dances on the lawn overlooking Long Island Sound. Complementary ice cream and yoghurt is offered. For tickets and venue information, see www.friendsofcedarmere.org
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 Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Huntington Arts Council. 


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Site-specific works for Sands Point Preserve

Description:

Sands Point Preserve honored 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 seventeen dancers  performed 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 included 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.

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

Description:

We were honored to 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! 

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 


Contact

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P. 516-482-2621