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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

Fast Forward at Dixon place

Nov. 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey Streets., NYC

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.

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I Hear America Singing, I See America Dancing, in Long Beach

Nov. 24, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

Long Beach Library, 111 W Park Ave., Long Beach NY

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. 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. Ticket Info

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

Sept. 13, 2019, 1:30 p.m.


Great Neck Community Education, 30 Cumberland Ave., Great Neck, 11020, Call 516 441 4949 for more info or to register.



NEW Fall 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

 


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Past Events

Timeless Dances for UUCSR

Description:

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.

Kindred Wayfarers, The Pageant

Description:

“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. 

Raindate is 9/28, 2:00 pm

Kindred Wayfarers

Description:

“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.

I Hear America Singing, I See America Dancing at Whitman's Birthplace

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.

Dance Visions NY at the Isadora Duncan International Symposium

Description:

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. 



Contact

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P. 516-482-2621