MindFluctuations - World Premiere

Presented by Maida Withers Dance Construction Company

Thursday, March 19, 2015 – 8:00 

Tickets: $25-$38

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary Season, pioneering choreographer Maida Withers is joined by Tania Fraga, computer artist, São Paulo, Brazil; John Driscoll and Steve Hilmy, electronic musicians and composers; David Page, sculptor; and eight distinctive dancers for the World Premiere of MindFluctuations - a groundbreaking interactive collaboration between dance, projected 3D visual animation, and electronic music. Dancers wear a brain-wave detecting headset that allows human emotions to interface and influence complex 3D computer art resulting in cyberworlds projected as a dramatic visual environment for the dance on stage. Through a live interactive process with the dancers, the musicians create a compelling music score for this thought-provoking performance. 
"The concert bore her unmistakable stamp, a kind of aesthetic aroma compounded of equal parts wit, iconoclasm, and inventive curiosity. What binds together Withers' choreography is not stories, romance, sex, or sociology, but the sheer exhilaration and imaginative fallout of movement  movement interpreted in the widest and most liberated sense."  Alan M. Kriegsman – The Washington Post