There are times when performances cannot and should not be categorized. That is true for “Morning Afternoon Evening,” a beautifully conceived interdisciplinary work… What a journey this is and what a feat of interpretation!
The various elements blend seamlessly, immersing the viewer….The complex, multi-layered, deeply human work must be experienced, not just seen. Highly recommended.
- Excellent! Deep & emotional performance - great dancers, fabulous narrator, music and of course the stirring epic poem.
- Varied, emotional, and moving!
- I loved this production. I greatly enjoyed the coordination of music, dance and spoken word.... Movement, rhythm and speech were inextricably woven with supportive musical accompaniment, expressive choreography and powerful words.
- Beautiful epic
Fringe Festival Comments
It was a delight to have your original work included in our La Belle Epoque exhibition and was thoroughly enjoyed by those who attended. We hope we can have Dance Visions NY's talented artists back to perform again soon. Best wishes of success in travelling Morning, Afternoon, Evening to be enjoyed by even more people.
Noemi Fletcher, NCMA Education Dept
A collaboration between a mother and daughter is rare enough, and Beth Jucovy and her daughter Kyra Jucovy are inspirational together. Dance Vision NY blended Dance, Poetry, Music and Nature in a timely and relevant modern work....I felt myself being grateful for the opportunity to enjoy such a display of creativity and artistry.
Collection: Betwixt and Between with designer Jingwen Xuan and choreographer Beth Jucovy, Dance Visions NY, was a romp of fun.
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Evening [the film] is beautifully done, and very poignant, it's so full of humanity...both the light and the darkness of life.
Philip Gardner, Blogger of Oberon's Grove
It's just there for you, like stream of consciousness...You are meant to realize that the poem is like a river that just keeps flowing until it reaches a natural end. The title says the project is a mosaic and that's what Jucovy delivers.
Barney Yates, Blogger, NY Theater Wire
From destruction comes rebirth. In the dark days of the global pandemic Dance Visions NY captures a unique moment in time..."Zoetropsis," [Evening]... inspires introspection and reverence for Life itself. For many of us this film will be a reminder of what we lived through in the years to come.
From this very deep and mystical poem, a stunning work of art was created.
Dance Visions NY presented a lovely afternoon at the Whitman Birthplace in Huntington, NY... built on the intersection of Whitman words and Isadora Duncan dances, including a fascinating piece of Soviet realism with1920s music by Michael Sheyne. ....Every minute of the event was enjoyable.
For “Take Root" at Greenspace, Dance Visions NY's Earth trilogy ".... both stirring and moving... a highlight was Jucovy’s gorgeous “Undine” solo with flowing rivulets on her dress...
"...Beth danced these solos in full performance mode, deeply involved and vibrantly expressive; it was so generous of her to share these unique works with us.”
"Beth Jucovy, brought life and purpose to the extraordinary dances....'Earth Trilogy' was insightful, poignant, timely and just plain important. Bravo to all involved!"
"dancers in collage
inspire timeless movement
dancing for the earth"
"I was truly touched and impacted by this work....this is a work of strong conviction, beautifully executed. The juxtaposition of the many pieces of music was haunting... All in all, the performance left me with strong emotions, with a glimpse of hope, which is in our hands."
"Filled with colorful costumes, introspective narration, provocative visuals and a variety of music, spanning the last century from classical to blues." "incorporated long swatches of fabric...extending each movement into the infinite... creating a feeling of floating." [About Through the Portals]: "... a tour-de-force... it appeared as if they were arising from the art, becoming its living embodiment... creating chiaroscuro of movement."
The Alexandroff Ensemble’s Red Army Choir accompanies the evening’s most powerful dance with (Dance Visions NY's) “Varshavianca.” … When it was over, the woman on my right said incredulously to her companion, 'I’m crying' So was I.
Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat (From Isadora in the 21st Century program at the 92nd St Y with several Duncan dance companies)
"In a swirl of vivid tunics and Strauss music, the six women of Dance Visions NY breathed life into Isadora Duncan’s Roses from the South.... (recreation by Beth Jucovy)"
at Liberty Dance Festival Sept. 2018, Erin Bomboy, the Dance Enthusiast
This past October’s Danse Macabre event (10/30/2016), featuring Dance Visions NY, under the direction of Beth Jucovy, was a superb example of the integration of the arts and community which is manifest at Cedarmere, indoors and out. Ms. Jucovy is a greatly accomplished dancer and choreographer, who enthusiastically embraces the challenges of adapting her work and that of Isadora Duncan to whatever scale and material conditions exist. Her professionalism, and that of her entire company, makes for a joyful collaborative experience which strongly communicates to audiences. Cedarmere is still resonating from this mutually collective engagement, and will continue proudly and with keen interest to sponsor Dance Visions NY in its unique site-specific, multi-media intersections of place and performance.
Paul Baserman, Events Chair for The Friends of Cedarmere
Dance Visions NY transported everyone in Hempstead House back to the turn of the last century, when Isadora Duncan created new ways for dancers to move, new ways of telling stories through dance, new ways of interpreting femininity.I've seen many dance performances throughout my whole life, and this was one of the most enchanting experiences ever. Our thanks to choreographer Beth Jucovy - she preserves the legendary choreographer's [Isadora Duncan] work and creates her own extraordinary pieces with Isadora's inspiration.
Beth Horn, 7/16, Managing Director, Sands Point Preserve
...when danced with clarity, musicality, and conviction, as they were at this performance,(the works) are touching and exhilarating...Jucovy filled the unornamented movements with quiet intensity...(the dancers) bounded like racing does until falling to Earth after an excess of ecstasy.
Joseph Mazo, Newsday
Jucovy revives a lost art... (she) is an authority on Isadora Duncan's dances. (The dances) looked authentic and interesting.
Dora Sowden, Jerusalem Post
The opening "Three Graces" was impressively performed by Beth Jucovy, Julie Finch, and Adrienne Ramm. To Chopins' Preludes and Waltzes Jucovy and Ramm brought ardor, Jucovy being particularly lyrical in her soft balance, and gently jumped ballons. ...she danced with evident zest in Hortense Kooluris' Nell Gwyn Suite... Ramm had the look of the famous Walkowitz pen and ink drawings of Isadora in motion. She projected a joyousness in the simple skips, swirls and runs that effectively invoked the Duncan spirit.
Hillary Ostlere, Chelsea Clinton News
Through The Portals.... Beth Jucovy's 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... I I could watch Through the Portals over and over...
Thank you so much for the 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
A great Dance troupe called Dance Visions who re-created performances by Dance pioneers like Isadora Duncan. A complete smashing, sensual success.
A program worth seeing is Dance Visions latest presentation of Color Song. Beth Jucovy’s choreograpy captures the magic of Susan Cohens book!
Marylyn Tobin Varraile, Composer/Song writer, Musical Theater Director
Thank you so much for the great performance. You, all your dancers, the pianists, all the performers were just wonderful! Congratulations!
Edie Kalickstein,Program Director, Long Beach Library
The [Colorsong] book comes alive with imagination, creativity and lots of wonderful choreography
With the soothing sounds of the cascading waters of the Bethesda Fountain, the slow-moving ripples of the Central Park Lake and the nearly cloudless blue sky, Duncan herself must have given her blessing to the event.
... Always so professional and innovative this particular program was even more beautiful. ... (Blurred Boundaries) touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I saw a few tears in the audience as well. The multi-media portion was exquisite and different....Shirley Romaine's narration brings it all together. The dancers are exceptional.
Phylis Cox, PR/ programming coordinator, Jericho Library
Regarding Summer Residency: performing "Dreamscape" at Long Island Children's Museum:
... the choreography was very accessible and often fun and playful/ the movement was beautiful and physically impressive. The pieces included many elements of dance... the dancers were of high caliber. They all had tremendous fun ,,, which certainly translated to the audience...
Jim Packard, Theater Manager Long Island Children's Museum
You did it again! Thank you so much for the beautiful performance at Jericho yesterday..., Your latest show, Dances of Nature/Dances of Interactions, was just incredible. The staging, costumes, choreography and precision of movement was just such a pleasure to watch... I love to hear the comments of the audience...."I'm so glad I came", "I was so surprised at how professional the dancing was", "Will you have them back again?". It makes me smile. It's always a wonderful day when you perform here.
Phylis Cox, PR/ programming coordinator, Jericho Library
The audience loved it!
Edie Kalickstein, Program Director, Long Beach Library
Regarding Summer Residency: performing Dances of Nature and dances of Interactions at Long Island Children's Museum:
... a wonderful collaboration… this Summer we worked [with Beth Jucovy and her dancers] on two wonderful programs which entailed more than 8 performances in 2 months. They were able to bring quality performances for a young audience and their parents and grandparents and introduced these people to artistic concepts, creation and interpretation of Modern Dance.
Jim Packard, Long Island Children’s Museum
I understand you got “rave “after “rave.” Thank you for the splendid program. You SOAR! A patron left a note saying “I found the Duncan program… mind boggling, wonderful, beautiful, upliftingingly rewarding
Edie Kalickstein, Program Director, Long Beach Library
OUTSTANDING! Some of the high school students came by my office to tell me that your program A world of Jazz was one of the nicest performances FOTAs(Friends of the Arts) brought to HVS…. THANK YOU
Jill Carroll, Principal, Henry Viscardi School
…Splendid performance of A World of Dance…you manage to educate us about modern dance – as you entertain. We come away from your programs wanting to see more – feeling enriched and so glad we came.
Edie Kalickstein, Program Director, Long Beach
I was even more impressed (if possible) than the last time you performed here. A World of Dance was exquisite. Everything was perfect...the music, choreography and the dancers. The company outdid themselves….… Not a person left…The patrons were delighted and so complimentary. One woman said “We don’t even have to go to Manhattan."
Phyllis L. Cox Programming, Jericho Public Library
I think you amazed our audience. they couldn't stop talking to me for several ays afterwards. I was amazed at how smoothly it all went. We never had so much going on in one performance... with something in it for everyone. I commend you for such an undertaking.
Nadine Connors, cultural programs. Hewlett Woodmere Public Library
The dancing was beautiful, the material interesting, and the connection with the audience immediate and palpable. It was clear form the children's faces and reactions that they were absorbed and fascinated by what they saw. the audience participation was done in a very meaningful way.
Toby Glickman, United Nations International school, Queens
Wonderful performance of Visionaries, Revolutionaries and Mavericks. Our audience clearly enjoyed... despite the bad weather nearly 200 people, young and old, attended.
Elizabeth Olesh, Port Washington Library Program Director
A beautifully performed program.
Philip Jackson, Queens Museum of Art
The audience was moved to tears by the performance, truly a beautiful experience for all.
Mary Jane Bolin, Nassau BOCES
I am proud to be associated with a program supporting such talent and beauty.
Joan Savary, NGA coordinator
Your program "Isadora" was truly divine... enchanting dancers, splendid musicians, enormously gifted Shirley romaine... our audience was totally charmed by all of you.
Aviva Crown, Cultural Programming specialist, Plainview Bethpage Library
From classical ballet to a diverse sampling of distinctive modern, mixed with a dollop of jazz... residents were treated to Dance with a capital D...The most amazing thing about this performance was the versatility of the dancers...The audience loved the finale- Passages which was fun and crescendoed into an upbeat hats-in-the-air ending. The program (Dance old and New ... the Spirit and the Passion) was a grand introduction (to dance).
Arlrne Saiki, Great Neck Record
From performances with Downtown Ballet Company
Beth Rosenbluth (Jucovy) was the poignant antagonized protagonist to the life (about the piece "Julia de Burgos")
Bill Zakariasen, Daily News
Beth Jucovy was outstanding in a drama of Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos
Byron Belt, Long Island Press
Particularly good were Mecedes Lois, a Spanish dancer and Beth Jucovy, who had the title role.
Bob Micklin, Newsday
Everyone's heart was in the right place at the R. F. Kennedy Theater for children, where the Downtown Ballet Company opened a run...
Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times
The dancers possess plenty of spirit and good humor which communicated well with the children in the audience.
Bill Zakarisen, Daily News
From performances with Ameridance International
...especially outstanding was Beth Jucovy, who possesses a dancing musicality and is a pleasure to watch.
Eva Fisher, Munich Mercur
The New Yorker, Beth Jucovy, shows in her solo 'I Hear a Symphony' illusions in grace and charm.
Hiel, South West Tagespost, Graz, Austria
From performances with Andrew Jannetti and Dancers
(About Nightshades)...a short but serene work that accented sustained balance well as exquisite nuance by the dancers ...( with Beth Jucovy)
Jennie Schulman, Backstage
(About the dancers) They are each expressive and strong as individual soloists and ensemble members... He's got a great team of dancers.
From Isadora Duncan dance concerts, including Beth Jucovy and Adrienne Ramm
Moments of great beauty- fluid bodies in silk tunics, fervent skippings and lovely supple arms.
Deborah Jowitt, the Village Voice
Highly successful... joyous, wonderfully wild nymphs.
Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times
A rewarding program that touched the heart...showed remarkable grace in the nearly impossible haunting evocations they sustained...enthralling program.
Robert Kimball, New York Post
Full of delightful moments... These were wonderful images...like splendid Amazons asserting their power with spectacular leaps and bold stances... seemed to epitimize the spirit of Duncan, a fierce boldness of spirit and passionate surrendor to the senses.
Pikula, Dance Magazine
The choreography looked beautiful. These dances possess great choreographic integrity. Everything in them is emotionally and formally clear... when dancers marched exultantly they appeared to be gathering forces of light... one sensed the tides of the seas... Duncan possessed great formal powers. Her choreography still has impact... a celebration of hope.
Jack Anderson, The New York Times
(the five dancers) were as impressive as an entire corps de ballet,their kinetic flow recalling the simple yet miraculous rhythms of human breath... There several effective solos. In the 'Scriabin Etudes' Ms. Jucovy was tender as a mother, Ms. Ramm was impressive in Duncan,s portrait of a Revolutionary.
Jack Anderson, The New York Times
Joy, in the subtlest gradations, from tranquilty to abandon... the love and harmony of Duncan's work was everywhere present.
Marion Sawyer, Chelsea Clinton News
Memories of Isadora slid across the live action like transparencies across a screen.
Stephanie Woodward, Village Voice
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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.