Category Archives: Expansion (80s and 90s)

Akademie der Künste Festival (Berlin, Germany)

1981 - West Berlin, Germany (May 1981) Akademie der Künste International Festival (Academy of Arts) established in 1696, invited John Driscoll and MWDCCo to participate in the Festival in 1981  Our involvement included: ▪   3-week Creative Residency: John Driscoll, electronic composer/musician, and ...

Conference on Dance (Volgograd, Russia)

1997 Volgograd, Russia (June 1997) Conference on Dance, Volgograd Centre for Dance, Volgograd, Russia; Travel sponsored by US Embassy in Moscow, Russia  Maida's first presence in Russia •   Maida Withers delivered a paper and showed video of Utah Spirit Place Spirit ...

BUTOH: Kazuo Ohno Workshop, Japan

1995 - Maida was invited to observe Kazuo Ohno teach his regular evening class in his home studio, Kamihoshikawa, built in 1961 in Hodogaye, Yokohama, Japan  Maida was introduced to Kazuo Ohno by Gozo Yoshimasu, poet and filmmaker, and Marilia, ...

Hilda Thorpe Tribute – Artists’ Studio Performance

Decemeber 4, 1999 - Birthday tribute to Hilda Thorpe at her Artists' Studio in downtown Alexandria, Virginia Maida collaborated with Thorpe, a brilliant American painter and sculptor - part of the illustrious Washington Color School - on several projects engaging the ...

Damned River

1993 - "Wind is power, the grass, people  When winds blow the grass bends"  Damned River is dedicated to Mariko, dance colleague in Kyoto, Japan A multimedia stage work for fourteen dancers that explores the dynamics of fascism in its subtle ...

Dance for the Earth

1992 - Title given to the evening-length performance that included the following six dances related to Maida's Earth consciousness projects: Sky Cloud (1992), Prologue - Cowboys and Indian Play (1991), Messenger Eagle (1992), Still Rush (1991), Rolling Thunder "Transformation" (1992) Dance for the Earth was presented ...

Crossing the Edge

[embed]https://vimeocom/91535011[/embed] 1991 - A physically aggressive duet danced to a saxophone score The dancers establish a rapport on the ledge between Earth and Sky - dancers John Lancaster and Leah Kline Tabassi at Dance Place January 12 and 13, 1991 Crossing the ...

Ancient Lands – Ancient Peoples

1994 - Ancient Lands - Ancient Peoples was an important early part of the development of MWDCCo environment initiatives The specific concept of Ancient Lands - Ancient Peoples was to develop an association with shamanic powers and their role in ...

In Winds of Sand

[embed]https://vimeocom/101630192[/embed] [embed]https://vimeocom/101624575[/embed] [embed]https://vimeocom/7692794[/embed] 1993 - "The act of beingcreating for the Earth"  Evening-length epoch performance and installation created and danced by Maida Withers  The installation features visuals by Verabel Call Cluff, SandS CycleS SandS CycleS - an art film of Withers improvising at Coral ...

Stall.

[embed]https://vimeocom/64802075[/embed] Audio sample:  https://wwwdropboxcom/s/t3sv1een2crmtfr/Stall%20excerpt%209minwav?dl=0 1981 - Stall an evening length collaborative performance of dance, sound sculpture, and music choreographed by Maida Withers, a rotating loudspeaker installation by John Driscoll, composer/sculptor, Phil Edelstein, rotating loudspeaker animation, with dancers from Maida Withers Dance Construction ...