Preview of "Evening," the film created by Beth Jucovy and Dance Visions NY, a multidisciplinary work based on the third and final section of an original poem by Kyra Jucovy. Created by Beth Jucovy. Poet: Kyra Jucovy, Actor Tzena is the voice and protagonist. Dancers: Louisa Cathcart, Ligia Gaissionok, Beth Jucovy, Albena Kervanbeshieva, Hope Kroog, Rebekah Mulkey, Michelle Tilghman
This 30 minute work explores the human impact upon the natural world in three sections. The first section expresses the beauty of our natural world, through works of nature from the repertory of Isadora Duncan. The second section depicts how humankind has destroyed the precious natural world that we, as a species, have taken for granted. Surreptitiously, our own waste products, a product of our self-indulgence and self-centeredness, destroy us. The final section—with a special musical appearance by the Interfaith Women’s choir Farah Chandu and Willow—is a statement of possibility, a hymn embodied in music and movement to honor our earth. Presented 5/18/2019 for Take Root at Greenspace.
Dance Visions NY in Isadora Duncan solo dances of Nature: Water, Air, Earth and Fire. Staged by Beth Jucovy. From Kodafé International Festival performance June 2018 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. With dancers in order of appearance: I-Nam Jiemvitayanukoon in "Narcissus", Hope Kroog in "Butterfly Etude", Beth Jucovy in "Seagull", Louisa Cathcart in "Maenad" and Vanessa Ferranti in "Flames of the Heart". © Dance Visions NY, Inc. 2018, all rights reserved
"Dances of Eternity": Isadora Duncan repertory performed and presented by sisters Adrienne Ramm and Beth Jucovy for the Isadora Duncan International Symposium, 2019, at the place, London, England. Pianist for "Funeral March and Nocturne: Eriko Tokoji. With 5 masterworks: 1) Chopin, Funeral March 2) Chopin, Nocturne 3) Scriabin, The Crossing 4) Chopin, Harp Etude and 5) Gluck Morning Star © Beth Jucovy and Adrienne Ramm 2021.
The work depicts worlds of matter and relationships, moments in time before they dissolve and transform. Susan Ruth Cohen's paintings from her series "Finding the Song" serve as the backdrop and the portals into these transient worlds. Choreography Beth Jucovy, video taken by Nadia Lesy form performance December 2017, University Settlement.
An Afternoon Tea with Sarah Bernhardt and Isadora Duncan, Long Beach, Long Island "1917" Shirley Romaine as Sarah Bernhardt, Beth Jucovy as Isadora Duncan in Chopin, Schubert and Brahms Repertory. Presented by the Long Beach Landmarks Association, 2005 Video by Barry Rivedue
Performed by Dance Visions NY, under the direction of Beth Jucovy, for Isadora into the 21st Century presented by the 92nd St Y on Election Day, November 2017. Dances Isadora created in 1924 in Russia, expressing solidarity with sentiments of the revolution.
Based on the third and final section of a poem by Kyra Jucovy, Evening is a mosaic of poetry, dance, music and nature created by Beth Jucovy. This final version of the film is taken from previous renditions created in cooperation with the Friends of Cedarmere, Sands Point Preserve Conservancy and Elmont Memorial Library. Footage was shot at Cedarmere, Sands Point Preserve and outdoor spaces across the US that the individual artists were able to access during the spring/summer/early fall of Covid-19. Video created by Beth Jucovy with Dance Visions NY
Excerpts from Blurred Boundaries video edit taken from performance for Dance Visions NY at University Settlement With Louisa Cathcart, I-Nam Jiemvitayanukoon and Beth Jucovy with company
A tribute to our earth, bits of outdoor dances of nature, performed 2019, dances of nature with works of Isadora Duncan and repertory of Beth Jucovy.
Performance of the Scriabin Etudes: Revolutionary Etude danced by Beth Jucovy and The Crossing, danced by Adrienne Ramm and The Russian Workers Songs including Dubinushka and Varshavianka danced by Jucovy and Company, University Settlement Performance Dec, 2017. videoed and edited by Anthony Pepitone, Dec. 17, 2017.
El Condor Pasa, from "Rejuvenation" choreography of Beth Jucovy, performed at the 92nd St. Y, 30 years Retrospective with Louisa Cathcart, Vanessa Ferranti, Forrest Hersey
Isadora Duncan dances as well as contemporary Jucovy works at Hempstead House 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.
"Visionaries, Revolutionaries and Mavericks, a Century of Modern Dance, which we created in 2001, was performed with various versions throughout the NY metropolitan area. This video is from the premiere of the program at the Jeanne Rimsky Landmark Theater, through the Port Washington Library in 2001.
"Danse Macabre" An Eve' Before Hallowe'en Event at Cedarmere Under the Direction of Beth Jucovy, Dance Visions NY with Paul Baserman, The Friends of Cedarmere with choreography by Beth Jucovy and Isadora Duncan's: Orpheus in the Underworld Video by Anthony Pepitone, Sunday October 30, 2016 Dancers: Louisa Armstrong, Daniele Atkinson, Vanessa Ferranti, Forrest Hersey, Natalie Isaza Beth Jucovy, Laura Marciano, Adrienne Ramm Poetry read by Shirley Romaine Singers: Patti Dunham, John Brakatselos, Pianists: Paul Baserman, Mark Fiedler, Flutist: Sam Levine
In this two-part work set to alternate versions of “St. Louis Woman,” a man leaves a woman for another, who betrays him in turn. In the first section three dancers, representing the woman he leaves, intimate a Greek chorus telling the story as they express her pain. As the piece builds dynamically in the second section, each character experiences a personal sense of loss. The second woman comes back, but no one cares; inevitably she is like the others. Ultimately everyone is alone.
The company performs works indoors and out including site-specific works throughout the grounds of Cedarmere, 2017
Dance Visions in Dreamscape at the Long Island Children's Museum. This original full length work depicts glimpses into the dream state. The program depicts a night’s dreams and the performance flows as dreams do. This video is from 2nd dream series- Tidal waves into Alice in Wonderland.
On the grounds of the Nassau County Museum of Art, Dance Visions NY in MidSummer Magic: Zeus' Garden. Isadora Duncan repertory- dances of Greek mythology, classical art and nature staged by Beth Jucovy.
"Danse Macabre" segment from An Eve' Before Hallowe'en Event at Cedarmere Under the Direction of Beth Jucovy, Dance Visions NY, with Paul Baserman, The Friends of Cedarmere Video by Anthony Pepitone Sunday October 30, 2016 Danse Macabre Poem, Song and Dance from our Halloween concert event
Cedarmere 2018 performance, with Jucovy and Isadora Duncan works, inside the house, the Schubert Symphony in c major (tribute to the Greek gods) at the walled garden and dances of nature by the LI sound.
Excerpts of dances from Dance Visions NY's program: The Divine Flame: the life times inspirations and dances of Isadora Duncan from performance at Jericho Library, January 2016.
Blurred Boundaries expresses responses to death as well as the concept of worlds and people existing on different planes. In this piece, the boundaries of these different worlds are blurred and parallels and connections between the worlds are sensed and finally realized.
Dance Visions NY in From when Nature Dances at Sands Point Preserve, July 2016 Isadora Duncan works and original works of Beth Jucovy Dancers: Louisa Armstrong, Danielle Atkinson, Anastasia Benedetti, Vanessa Ferranti, Forrest Hersey, Natalie Isaza, Beth Jucovy, Laura Marciano, Nichole Piacenza, Tess Ramos-Dries, Adrienne Ramm, Christina Stampolis, Rachel Wong, Sara Wong; Pianist: Mark Fiedler, Soprano: Patti Dunham Video by Anthony Pepitone
Alone (do you hear us) consists of 3 solos performed within spheres and orbits. Movement motifs and themes are shared but each has individualized variants. The music shares these concepts, with songs that are overlaid. The dancers each must hear their own music exclusively through the mix and the focus they must have in order to carry out their part is in fact a major theme of the piece.
Timeless Dances of Isadora Duncan and original works of Beth Jucovy for Dance Visions NY's concert at Speyer Hall, University Settlement 11/16/2017. Video by Nadia Lesy. Including Duncan repertory to Chopin, Brahms, Gluck, Scriabin and Russian Workers Songs. Jucovy works include Shades of Blue, Blurred Boundaries, Rejuvenation and Through the Portals. With Shirley Romaine as host, Dancers: Danielle Atkinson, Louisa Cathcart, Vanessa Ferranti, Ligia Gaissionok, Hope Kroog. I-Nam Jiemvitayanukoon, Beth Jucovy, Laura Marciano, Shannon McMullen, Rebekah Mulkey, Elena Notkina and Adrienne Ramm. Pianists: George Shevstov and Mark Fiedler. Soprano: Farah Chandu. Copyright Dance Visions NY 2021.
Part One- works by Jane Miller Gifford, Lynn Parkerson, Marilyn Klaus and Beth Jucovy Part Two- King of the Mask, conceived and artwork by Roman Valdez, Composer and pianist Paul Joseph, Choreography Beth Jucovy with the 1996 Dance Visions Company (prior to being Dance Visions NY) at Steppingstone Waterside Theater.
When we were still meeting in person- from rehearsals for a new work, "Morning, Afternoon, Evening," a dance theater work, an interpretation of poet Kyra Jucovy's "The Subject and Power"
In response to Covid -19, created and performed by Beth Jucovy, end of March 2020
Dance Visions NY performs Isadora Duncan repertory for Old Westbury Gardens' Midsummer Night 2012. The works were individually staged for each garden and include repertory of mythology, classical art and nature-excerpt video.
Through the portals is a glimpse into a moment, a transient world of color and relationship- before it dissolves... The work depicts a world of matter and energy, symbolized through color. The colors individuate, interact and evolve. The piece utilizes artwork from Susan Ruth Cohen's Finding the Song as the backdrop and the portals. These excerpts were taken from the piece performed at Bryant Library Dec. 6, 2015.
Excerpts from Future/Past/Present: Characters form the future embody seven present day women and experience their views and thoughts.
Our 4th of four annual midsummer night programs for Old Westbury Gardens, this performance was presented in 2012. This concert features Isadora Duncan works tailored for each area and a segment from "Midsummer Nights Dream" (music: Felix Mendelssohn) choreographed by Beth Jucovy. With our 2012 dancers and musicians, our 2012 Youth Company and Shirley Romaine as host. Video by Kyle Dries.
Long-time collaborator/friend/company host and narrator Shirley Romaine, interviewing Beth Jucovy on her television series, Artscene Long island, in 1994. Includes discussion about performing, creating dance works, teaching and Beth's dance background. With Revolutionary Etude performed by Beth in 1990 and Butterfly Etude from a 1987 performance.
A family program that we created in 2014. This program is presented at the Long Island Children's Museum. This video also includes a workshop with children before the performance piece. This piece is a work for family audiences and also a precursor to our piece "Through the Portals" Video: Barry Rivedue
Excerpts from ColorSong Universe. This multi-disciplinary work 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. Program for children and families.
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. Gymnastics, classical dance, modern dance, popular dance, hip-hop, and even tap are fused into this delightful and creative "Night's Journey".