“Morning, Afternoon, Evening” is a site-specific dance/theater performance piece, based on an original poem, written by the director/choreographer’s daughter, which depicts a journey following a river over the course of a day.
After a very successful premiere at the Philly Fringe Festival and a beautiful program at Cedarmere, the historical estate of William C Bryant, this rich work is coming to the
Nassau County Museum of Art.
This site-specific outdoor program amidst the sculpture and the harbor on the grounds of the Nassau County Museum of Art on Saturday, Oct. 16 3 p.m. Raindate Oct 24 3 p.m.
Co-produced by the Nassau County Museum of Art Nassau County Museum of Art
at 1 Museum Drive Roslyn Harbor.
This theatrical interpretation utilizes one actor, in monologue, and eight dancers who offer a physical interpretation of her thoughts as well as serving as her companions(s).
The poem depicts water originating in caves, erupting into a spring, and becoming waterfalls (in “Morning”), passing through mountains, forests, and plains (in “Afternoon”); finally, the river comes to the mouth of the ocean in “Evening.”
The times we are living in only heighten the depth of this symbolic poem. We are excited and honored to put it into a theatre dance work at this point in history. Themes and repertory from the dance of Isadora Duncan contribute to the timelessness of the work. Additionally, the piece helps to demonstrate the beauty and power of the precious and tentative natural world.
This multidisciplinary artwork encompasses theater, dance, poetry and music. It illustrates the cyclic nature of so many aspects of our world and has particular relevance today, with its theme of ending in order to begin anew. The work is accessible, open to many levels of interpretation, in which each viewer will derive personal meanings from the work.
Dance Visions NY is a celebrated New York metropolitan area dance company that brings Isadora Duncan’s artistic legacy into the present through the performance of Isadora Duncan repertory as passed on to Beth Jucovy through her 2nd-generation Duncan mentors, as well as through original works, influenced by the aesthetic, that take on a different form in the modern world. The company’s works are often inter-disciplinary and address both timeless and current themes.
Tzena Nicole is an international actress who has appeared in film productions in the US, Germany and France as well as many classical and modern stage productions in NYC. She is also a monologist. Storytelling, in all its forms, is her life-blood.
Concept, choreography and direction: Beth Jucovy
Poem: Excerpts from “The Subject and Power” by Kyra Jucovy
Actor: Tzena Nicole
Dancers: Amelia Atteberry, Eric Acevedo, Louisa Cathcart, Chiemi Ip, Beth Jucovy, Rebekah Mulkey, Olivia Parente, Michelle Tilghman
For reservations: https://nassaumuseum.org/project/morning-afternoon-and-evening-an-outdoor-dance-program-october-16-3-pm/
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