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MOD

1964 – Contemporary Dance Company of Washington, DC was founded by local professional dancers in the spring of 1964 to perform concerts, lecture demonstrations, and improvisations with local dancers, musicians.  Dance artists included Kathy Mason, Sandra McLain, Naima Prevots and Maida Withers. Musicians included Joe Clark, Edward Cunningham, ad Lyn G. McLain.  Our early work was on improvisation with music and dance.  Eventually the group included Jan Van Dyke, Carol Surman, Barbara Katz, Nancy Tartt and others.  Maida created a dance titled, MOD with colleagues, that took a humorous, yet surrealistic look at fashion and the changing of models to move rather than poses.
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Maida Withers, Jan Van Dyke (rear), Barbara Katz
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