Yesterday’s Garlands and Yesterday’s Kisses (2013 – original 1974)
2013 – An eighteen-minute segment of Yesterday’s Garlands and Yesterday’s Kisses reconstructed on GW dancers and performed on DanceWorks November 14, 15, 16, 2013 in Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, Washington, DC.
Originally choreographed by Maida Withers with founders of the Dance Construction Company; music by John Driscoll performed for the first time in 1974, Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, Washington, DC. Much of the original work was improvised around specific melodramatic gestures presented in a dadaistic manner. John Driscoll, music director for the Company from 1974 to 1981, is performing again for the first time in Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre in 30 years. when GW students performed this excerpt as part of the 2014-15 MWDCCo 40th anniversary season.
What the press is saying
"This piece was a marvelous start to the show, as it shook up the audience and lightened the mood in the theatre." (2013) Rick Westerkamp
Artists and Collaborators
- Reconstruction by Maida Withers
- Dancers / Performers
- Light Design
- Original Improvised Music
- Assistant Stage Manager