On July 15, The Friends of Cedarmere welcome the acclaimed Dance Visions NY company, under the direction of Beth Jucovy, celebrating the legacy of American choreographer, Isadora Duncan.
In addition to important works from Duncan’s repertoire, which enlarged the field of expression in dance, the evening’s program features more recent work by Jucovy. An element characteristic of both artists is a dynamic principle known in the Duncan tradition as “flow,” from which the event takes its name. The term is used in psychology to describe states of optimal creativity, and serves in other practices, such as yoga, to signify balance.)
Duncan’s pioneering work is a full-on engagement with nature, space and emotion. FLOW will examine these relationships beginning with more intimate works, danced to live piano accompaniment in the beautiful great room at Cedarmere. The flower borders of the Sunken Garden will frame more dramatic storyline dances. And finally, as the sun slowly sets, Jucovy has prepared a veritable banquet of dances in the lawn amphitheater, taking the audience beyond the visual horizon of Hempstead Harbor into the deep serenity of a summer night.
This “movable feast” involves a bit of self-paced travel: from the handsome interiors of William Cullen Bryant’s famous house, through the historic formal gardens, and down a gentle slope, past a stand of apple trees, towards the water.
Seating will be provided outdoors, but it is strongly advised to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Seating in the great room is limited to 45 at any time, and audience members are encouraged to kindly offer their seats to others.
Parking is available in two lots, to the north and south of the Main House, at 225 Bryant Avenue in Roslyn Harbor. Street parking is permitted, and handicapped spaces are available in the lot directly in front of the house.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.FriendsofCedarmere.org, or held for payment at the door by calling 516-544-3944. Prices are $15, $10 for seniors and students (with ID), and free for children under 12. The show begins promptly at 7 p.m., flowing on til dusk, around 8:30.