Category Archives: Foundation Period (60s to 80s)

Changing the System

1974 - The performance featured music by John Driscoll based on the original score, Changing the System (1973), by Christian Wolff Maida Withers Dance Construction Company was joined by dancers from Ohio State University dance program The Dance Construction Company ...

Dances on Men and Women (Repertory)

1984 - Retrospective - selection of short duets and quartets created by Maida Withers for the Dance Construction Company, 1974-1984, presented by the Smithsonian Institution, Natural History Museum - overtones of feminist notions about WOMAN  Program in file Excerpts from dances ...

Catching Butterflies and Other Things That Move

  [embed]https://vimeocom/91520288[/embed] 1979 - "Fast paced dance of a recurring movement phrase where dancers interrupt and obstruct the motion of other dancers The movements used to interrupt and those movements that are interrupted are both manipulated and employed in the structural development ...

Dance/Sound Events (Tin Tabernacle Series)

1973 - 1974  Maida Withers Dance Construction Company presented five evenings of Dance/Sound events, the Tin Tabernacle Series, with sculptor/musician, John Driscoll, in a dome-shaped space, Tin Tabernacle (a large gymnasium with a curved roof of tin somewhat in the ...

Bog Works

1975 - Installation performance with MWDCCo and John Driscoll, electronic composer/musician/sculptor, in the open theater space of Washington Project for the Arts in the earliest location on G Street, Washington, DC  Bog Works featured an installation of  unique homemade loudspeakers ...