BENEFITING: DANCE VISIONS NY
Dance Visions NY is raising funds to help support our newest project! We have just finished the process of creating "Through the Portals" and we have reconstructed Duncan's dances to Orfeo ed Euridice. We are very excited to premiere these works in four venues this Fall in Long Island, along with other new works by company choreographers! We will also be presenting it in venues in NYC
Dates and venues are:
- Oct. 11, 2:00 West Hempstead Library
- Oct. 16, 7:30 East Meadow Library
- Nov. 1, 1:30 Unitarian Universalist Congregation Shelter Rock
- Nov. 7, 8:00 Through the Portals will be presented for HATCH Presenting Series, 131 West 24th Street, 4th Floor, New York City. 212-691-3803
- Dec. 6, 2:30 Bryant Library, Roslyn
- Dec. 4 and 5, 8:00 Through the Portals will be presented for The Intimate Series, Williamsburg Arts and Movement Center, Bklyn. Other NYC venues are pending
Through the Portals is a new multi-disciplinary dance work created by choreographer Beth Jucovy that incorporates the works of visual artist Susan Ruth Cohen as portals into worlds of color and transformation, identity and relationship. Through the Portals employs the Isadora Duncan dance technique as an important source of the movement approach. We are also presenting Duncan’s major work to the 2nd act of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, showing the pure technique as portrayed through original Duncan dances.
We are currently raising funds to enable us to use live music for the Orfeo dance, including a chamber group. We are also raising funds to help support other artist payments, and to help us bring these works into NYC venues.
Dancers include Louisa Armstrong, Danielle Atkinson, Vanessa Ferranti, Courtney Ramm in Through the Portals. Orfeo Ed Euridice also includes Natalie Isaza, Beth Jucovy, Adrienne Ramm and Chrsitina Stampolis. Other works in the programs are by Louisa Armstrong, Cathleen Deutscher and Courtney Ramm, and also incorporate other dancers. Program is hosted by actress Shirley Romaine. Musicans include pianist/arranger Mark Fiedler, sopranos Patti Dunham and Farah Chandu and instrumentalists.