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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

DVNY at Sands Point Preserve Conservancy

Aug. 19, 2018, 2 p.m.

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

Sands Point Preserve honors 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 will  perform a combination of Duncan’s works as well as Jucovy's contemporary works in the great hall at Castle Gould - with a preliminary  outdoor appetizer of dances in the entrance garden. Highlights included revivals of timeless Duncan repertory and original works chosen and tailored for this unique environment.  Sands Point Preserve Conservancy Free program ($10 parking per car for non-members)

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

StylePointe

Sept. 13, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St. New York, 10002

StylePointe is a one of a kind Fashion/Dance show during Fashion Week NYC. It is an Exploration of the Relationship between Fashion and Dance. We are collaborating with designer Aimee Nielson and are very excited to be part of this unique showcase with four other fashion dance collaborations. Co-produced by Creative Performances, Curated and Directed by Sangeeta Yesley. Tickets and more info: http://dixonplace.org/performances/stylepointe-2018/ or call 212 518 8508 Ticket Info

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

July 11, 2018, 1:30 p.m.


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



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 Summer Classes for Children and Adults,  Ballet Wednesdays at 4:00, and Body-conditioning  Mondays at 10:30 www.childrendancing.net 516 314 2359

 


Ticket Info
Past Events

Dance Visions NY at Steppingstone Waterside Theater

Description: We will present uplifting works of the Isadora  Duncan repertory  as well as original Jucovy favorites and also premieres!... fusing styles of jazz, ballet and contemporary dance. Shirley Romaine will host.  Steppingstone Waterside Theater. Free and open to the public for this event! (Street parking). Please contact us with your name and email if you are interested in going and not a Great Neck Park District resident. (dancevisions.ny@gmail.com) or click on the Ticket Info link and let us know. For info about if moving to rain location see https://www.gnparks.org or call 516 482 0355 or 347 229 6674

Summer Visions at Clark Botanic Garden

Description: Summer Visions include dances of Isadora Duncan and original classical, contemporary and jazz dance works choreographed by company director, Beth Jucovy. Shirley Romaine will host this free program created specifically for the Clark Gardens Summer Series including premieres and newly revived works not performed in decades. Rain date is Aug. 1, also at 7PM

FLOW at Cedarmere

Description: In addition to important works from Isadora Duncan repertoire, which enlarged the field of expression in dance in the early 1900s, this full evening program also features original works by Ms. Jucovy. An elemental characteristic of the evening is a dynamic principle known as “flow,” from which the event takes its name.  Duncan’s pioneering work is a full-on engagement with nature, space and emotion. FLOW will examine these relationships beginning with more intimate works, danced to live piano accompaniment in the beautiful Great Room at Cedarmere. The flower borders of the Sunken Garden will frame more dramatic storyline dances. And finally, as the sun slowly sets, there will be a veritable banquet of dances in the Lawn Amphitheater, taking us beyond the visual horizon of Hempstead Harbor into the deep serenity of a summer night. Tickets are$15, $10 for Seniors and Students (with ID), and Free for Children under 12 and can be purchased through  the site here or reserve by calling 516 544-3944.

KoDaFe Festival Performance

Description:

Dance Visions NY is delighted to be part of the KoDaFe festival 2018, held at Ailey citigroup Theater. We will be presenting a suite of Isadora Duncan solos to music of Chopin, Schubert and Brahms along with other companies in exciting and unique works with the theme of The Poetic Spirit. The poet "has the power to 're tune' and reconnect a discordant, divided world." With dancers Louisa Cathcart, Vanessa Ferranti, Hope Kroog, I-Nam Jiemvitayanukoon and Beth Jucovy. Get more info at  https://www.ikadadance.com. And here is the Ticket Link.

KoDaFe Duncan-based Master Class

Description: Isadora Duncan Principles, Technique and Repertory
Participants will explore the timeless principles and technique of the great dance innovator, Isadora Duncan, and the class will help dancers draw connections to their own practice. This Workshop is part of the KoDaFe Festival and is appropriate for dancers and dance students at all levels of experience.


Contact

E. dancevisions.ny@gmail.com
P. 516-482-2621