1972 – Mass – A Fifth Generation Radiator Brought to Us on the Sabbath; A dance opera. Choreography: Maida Withers; Music: John Driscoll; Soloist, Sharron Beckenheimer (Rose) (GW MA dance student at the time) was a brilliant dance soloist with a cast of 15 dancers/vocalist from the GW Dance Program ; Premiere, Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre, Washington, DC. Since a Leonard Bernstein’s MASS was being presented at the Kennedy Center it was decided our work would have a poetic extension in the title (Radiator title contributed by John Driscoll).
Sharon, who now goes by the name of Rose, is internationally recognized for her work in Chi Gong and other alternate bodywork forms. She is an author, filmmaker, and has interviewed many great practitioners: http://sacredmysteries.com.