SANDS POINT, NY: "When Nature Dances" - Site-specific works for Sands Point Preserve
Dance Visions NY
Dance Visions NY, under the direction of Beth Jucovy, honors the legendary choreographer Isadora Duncan’s dances, aesthetic and technique, at Sands Point Preserve, in "When Nature Dances". Isadora Duncan works that will be presented were created in the same era in which this Guggenheim Estate was formed. The company will perform a combination of these works as well as original works, seeded by the Duncan aesthetic. The program includes live music and narration by actress Shirley Romaine. Works were chosen and tailored specifically for the beautiful and unique environment of Sands Point Preserve. Dances will be performed both outdoors, in the Rose Garden, as well as inside Hempstead House. Outdoor works will include authentic Isadora Duncan dances of Nature and Classical Greek art and mythology created between 1905 and 1927. Among these works are “The Tribute to the Greek Gods” to Schubert’s Symphony in C, Strauss’s Roses from the South, Orfeo in the Underworld to the Gluck opera and Nature-themed Chopin, Brahms and Schubert waltzes, etudes and mazurkas.
The company will also present some of Ms. Jucovy’s original works, which stem from the technique and demonstrate how it has evolved into our contemporary times. Her award-winning piece, “Through the Portals,” will be presented indoors, with projections of Susan Ruth Cohen’s original paintings. Other classical and neoclassical dances that fully complement the remarkable setting will also be performed.
Dance Visions NY, Long Island’s celebrated dance company, brings the Isadora Duncan artistic legacy into the present through the presentation of authentic Duncan works as passed on to Beth Jucovy through her (2nd generation) Duncan mentors, as well as through presentation of original works, influenced by the Duncan aesthetic, that take on a different form in the modern world.
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