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Reviews and Testimonials

Morning Afternoon Evening

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.

Martha Theodos, Dance Enthusiast


  • 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


StylePointe 2021

Collection: Betwixt and Between with designer Jingwen Xuan and choreographer Beth Jucovy, Dance Visions NY, was a romp of fun.

Catherine Tharin, Dance Enthusiast


STYLEPOINTE: PRESS PREVIEW

The Fashion Goddess



Evening, the Film

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.

Martha Theodos


From this very deep and mystical poem, a stunning work of art was created.

Deborah Davis



Two Reviews by Leonard Lehrman on Soundwordsight.com of two of our programs from 2019 and write-up in Oberon’s Grove

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.

http://www.soundwordsight.com/2019/09/catching-up-on-six-summer-events-seven-cds-by-leonard-lehrman/


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...

http://www.soundwordsight.com/2019/06/3-cds-3-concerts-2-operas-a-dance-recital/



"...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.”

From Write-up by Philip Gardner on “Oberon’s Grove” from rehearsal for “Sans Limites Festival 2019



Earth Trilogy and Delicate Web

"Beth Jucovy, brought life and purpose to the extraordinary dances....'Earth Trilogy' was insightful, poignant, timely and just plain important. Bravo to all involved!"

Martha Theodos


"dancers in collage
inspire timeless movement
dancing for the earth"

Susan Ruth Cohen


"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."

Dorothy Reiser



Earlier Dance Visions NY Reviews

"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."

Stephen Vrattos, Queens Courier, North Shore Towers, June 2018


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...

Dorothy Reiser, The Dance Enthusiast


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

Mary Guariglia, Life Coach, Access Consciousness


A great Dance troupe called Dance Visions who re-created performances by Dance pioneers like Isadora Duncan. A complete smashing, sensual success.

Video Bloggers MarkandLynnearefamished


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

Ken Grimball, News 12 Long Island


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.

Bonnie Rosenstock, Explore Dance: Duncan dances in Central Park


... 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



Beth Jucovy

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.

Jennings, Attitude


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


Events

Upcoming Events

Dawn, as part of Labyrinth Dance Theater virtual showcase

Dec. 4, 2021, 7 p.m.

virtual program. Tickets and zoom link  (make sure to select 7 pm show)

“Dawn” from our Cedarmere performance footage, will be presented in Labyrinth Dance Theater virtual Festival. "Dawn" is the opening of "Morning, Afternoon Evening," our 3-part multi-disciplinary work based on an original lyrical poem. The full work, using nature symbolically, traces the cyclical journey of a river. Dawn depicts how the water emerges from the enclosure of the cave into the glory of the light. "the Darker the Night, the Brighter the Dawn" Daisaku Ikeda. Conceived, directed and choreographed by Beth Jucovy, based on a poem by Kyra Jucovy, the choreographer's daughter. Tickets and link (make sure to select 7 PM showing)

Ticket Info

Fall Classes!

Oct. 19, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

online: FROM YOUR HOME! AND Great Neck Continuing education, 30 Cumberland Rd. Great Neck, NY

Classes for teens and Adults both online and In-person-  * Online Duncan based class for the body and soul! International participants encouraged. Contact us-Payment through donation (suggested $10-$15). Also  Body-Conditioning- the Nickolaus Technique offered  online as well. Privates available.

 Contact us at  516 314 2359.


AND Great Neck Community ED classes offered in person: NEW: Fascia Stretches!, Ballet, Classical/Creative Duncan based class and JAZZ!

See Great Neck Continuing Education 


Ticket Info
Past Events

"Evening" (live) as part of Dixon Place's and Creative Performances'Dance Bloc festival!

Description:

"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 

For more info 
Ticket link

Morning, Afternoon, Evening at Nassau County Museum of Art

Description:

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

Morning, Afternoon, Evening outdoors at Cedarmere

Description:

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 in three separate locations for each section at the beautiful preserve and historical home of W.C. Bryant, America's first poet and pivotal journalist. Co-presented by Friends of Cedarmere. * Ticket Reservations 

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

Morning, Afternoon, Evening, LIVE for Cannonball Festival

Description: 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. We will premiere the full work, LIVE at the Cannonball Festival in conjunction with the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.  Get tickets now- live or live streamed! 

StylePointe 2021!

Description:

A collaboration of ‘Fashion and Dance’.  StylePointe is a unique project exploring the relationship between Fashion and Dance.

Fashion designers, with complete collections, are paired with dance choreographers from various genres to create special dance vignettes  showcasing the story/inspiration behind the fashion collection through dance.

Very exciting to work with the designs of JingWen Xuan on a new dance/fashion artwork! 

Co-Produced by Creative Performances and Dixon Place . Founder/Director: Sangeeta Yesley. 


Contact

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