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.
A tribute to our earth, bits of outdoor dances of nature, perfromed recently: dances of nature with works of Isadora Duncan and repertory of Beth Jucovy.
In response to Covid -19, created and performed by Beth Jucovy, end of March 2020
Password is Portals2018
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
"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
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.
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.
"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
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.
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.
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
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"
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.
The company performs works indoors and out including site-specific works throughout the grounds.
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
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.