2013 – Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, Anthony Gongora, Giselle Ruzany, Maida Withers and guest, Felipe Oyarzun (Chile) were joined by experimental composers/musicians, John Driscoll, New York, and Steve Hilmy, Washington, DC, to present Electronic Bodies, an evening of dance and music improvisation. This FREE improvised performance was followed by a discussion about the creative and live interface of electronic music and dance. John Driscoll was the music director for the Dance Construction Company from 1974 to 1981. Steve Hilmy has been the music director for the Company from 2006 to today. John has worked with John Cage, David Tudor, and Merce Cunningham and is the co-founder of Composers Inside Electronics. Steve is a classically trained composer who brings that sensibility to experimental electronic music for dance and dance films.
Improvisation as performance has been a staple of MWDCCo since the founding in 1975. The goal is always unique spontaneous choreography as solo and group performance in co-collaboration of music and other artists.