Visual Design/ Dancer/ Camera/ Editor/ Narrative Designer/ Set Designer/ Costume Designer MWDCCo Film Works: Collision Course a.k.a. Pillow Talk (Film 2012); Maida I (Film 2011); Maida II (Film 2011); Tzveta I (Film 2011); FareWell: Rising Tide (2008-2012); Thresholds Crossed (Film 2006) MWDCCo Dances: All works 2004 – 2014 An interdisciplinary artist who is compelled by driving … Continue reading Anthony Gongora
TACIT ENGAGEMENT IN THE DIGITAL AGE A joint conference by the ‘Re-‘ Interdisciplinary Network, CRASSH (Center for Research in the arts, Social Services & Humanities and AI (Artificial Intelligence) & Society Journal CAMBRIDGE, UK MINDFLUCTUATIONS Maida Withers “CONSIDERATION OF A GROUNDBREAKING DANCE SPECTACLE EXPLORING NEURAL CONNECTIONS” MINDFLUCTUATIONS, a bold interactive virtual journey of dance, 3D … Continue reading MindFluctuations-AI-performance-talk/
MAIDA WITHERS and the DANCE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY RUSSIAN TOURS AND PROJECTS, 1997 to 2016 Yekaterinburg, Russia (August 26-28, 2016) Small-format Contemporary Dance Festival curated by Ekaterina Zharinova, Director. Maida Withers performs ICEBERGS: Fault Line; original music by Steve Hilmy; poetry by David McAleavey and Alex Caldiero. http://maidadance.com/works/fault-line/ ▪ Yekaterinburg History Museum Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, Arkhangelsk, Russia … Continue reading Russian Tours and Projects, 1997-2016
ICEBERGS National Building Museum Washington, DC presents GLACIAL DRIFT – PREMIERE Cool Evening with ICEBERGS Dance, Music, and Poetry in the Surreal Underwater-World of ICEBERGS GLACIAL DRIFT was one of National Building Museum’s Block Party Late Nights that is part of it’s big summer installation programming for ICEBERGS designed by James Corner Field Operations … Continue reading GLACIAL DRIFT
Maida Withers Dance Construction Company in Showcase International New Media Caucus, College Art Association Conference WHO: Maida Withers with Dance Construction Company dancers. Felicia Avalos & Anthony Gongora WHAT: New Media Caucus Showcase, College Art Association Annual Conference. presents video and live performance excerpts of MindFluctuations, an innovative dance, computer art, neuroscience, electronic music … Continue reading New Media Caucus Showcase
Photos by Shaun Schroth Anonyty explores the intimate boundary between our physical and digital identities, by bringing to life digital people that interact in our real world through movement and dance – a collaboration of Maida Withers and Brian Kane, co-authors. Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, Felicia Avalos, Anthony Gongora, and … Continue reading Anonyty / Parts Unknown
2014 – In celebration of Maida Withers’ Dance Company’s 40th anniversary, Art Whino is throwing a Masquerade Ball full of mystery and surprise. This full sensory experience will combine performance art with experimental dance, live music, and a silent art auction where artist will paint Masquerade masks the audience will wear in this moving art … Continue reading MASQUERADE (BlindWhino:SW Arts Club)
MWDCCo performed an improvised version of Collision Course for the Gala Opening of the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in their renovated gallery at 1632 U Street, NW, Washington, DC. Dancers Nate Bond, Tzveta Kassabova, Anthony Gongora, and Giselle Ruzany performed with Steve Hilmy, composer/musician.
2011 – MWDCCo established Where Where IS! – a production company for creating dance films. The founding members included Ludovic Jolivet, Anthony Gongora, Steve Hilmy, Ayo Okunseinde, Giselle Ruzany, and Maida Withers. Filmmakers, composer, dancers joined together to create dance video shorts for the DANCE:FILMS event at Artisphere in 2011.
Filmmaking arm of MWDCCo – Artists include: Anthony Gongora (dancer/filmmaker), Ludovic Jolivet (dancer/filmmaker) Steve Hilmy (composer/musician), Maida Withers (dancer/filmmaker), Shaun Schroth (photographer), Alex Caldiero (writer/performance artist), others as projects demand.