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

Essays Part I: Of the Mind; Part II: Of the Heart

1966 - Choreography with GW dancers explores the balance and conflict between the impulses of the mind and that of the heart  Obviously that was of concern to the artist in the emerging Post-Modern expressive conversation Of the Heart Of the Mind Of ...

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 ...

From Movement to Dance: People, Creatures, Things

  [embed]http://vimeocom/108531246[/embed] 1967 - Maida created this 16mm film as part of her educational engagement with dance for children Maida was an active participant in the inauguration of the USA national Artist-in-Schools initiative that brought artists into public schools for curriculum 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 ...

For Verabel

1977 - - The duet places the woman inside her home environment with a window, radio, bed springs suspended in the space The work has the lead solo figure, Ellen, in a dream of herself as a sexually attractive woman ...

Evening of Poetry and Dance I

1977 - Give the Dancers Castenets: The first evening-length collaboration of Maida Withers Dance Construction Company with performance poet, Chasen Gaver,  Dance Project, Adams Morgan, Washington, DC with Sculptor, Edward LeBoe; Architect, Terry Rosenheck Chasen Gaver  wrote new poems and selected ...

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 ...